By: Bruce Tyson
Space travel requires an enormous amount of energy to sustain spacecraft during increasingly lengthy journeys that will eventually take them to the outermost regions of the universe. In search of a way to power future space journey the United States and Russia are meeting to...
By: Dyana Hepburn
There are many theories held by astrophysicists and astronomers which attempt to answer the question of how a black hole is created. To give a very simplified definition of an extremely complex astronomical object, as defined by Wikipedia: "A black hole is a region of...
By: Terrence Aym
A nuclear-powered spaceship may propel the first manned mission to Mars.Anatoly Perminov the director of Roscosmos, the Russian counterpart of NASA, told the Russian news agency RIA that a joint Russian-US nuclear spacecraft project will be on the table during April 15th meetings with...
By: Terrence Aym
While the US has reduced its national space program to skeletal proportions—and is now picking at the bones—Russia has announced an aggressive plan to build a huge base on the Moon.During festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first human ever to...
By: Gemma L. Reece
Charon is the largest moon or ‘satellite’ of the former planet Pluto (discovered in 1930) which was classed as our solar system’s ninth planet until 2006; Charon is also the 22nd largest body in the solar system. There has been debate in the...
By: Terrence Aym
Astonishingly advanced alien super-civilizations may dwell within gigantic black holes within the galactic nuclei! So proclaims eminent astrophysicist and researcher Dr. Vyacheslav Dokuchaev at the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. "Advanced civilizations may live safely inside the super-massive...
By: Leigh Goessl
For centuries now humanity has been curious about how the universe began, and the study of astronomy continues to intrigue, puzzle and excite modern society. For the most part, astronomers are still mystified about how the universe came to be and are always seeking answers...
An introduction to Pluto's moon, Charon
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Charon is the largest of Pluto’s three moons, nearly half the size of the former ninth planet. With Nix and Hydra, Pluto’s other two moons, the dwarf planet and Charon make up what is known as a double dwarf planet system. Because of...
Space exploration in the future
By: Eric Branske
Imagine the day when humankind steps down on the surface of Mars, the day when humanity reaches out to expand its interests and colonize in new and unfamiliar reaches of the universe, forever changing the course of human history. As vastly important as this event...
Scientists: Drug effectiveness drops rapidly in space
By: Terrence Aym
The future of long term space missions may be in jeopardy. A new study undertaken by a team of scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas has revealed the efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs tends to diminish rapidly in space.A science information adviser...

 

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