By: Bruce Tyson
NASA may have a new lease on life now that Congress has allocated more than $18 billion to fund the development of new rockets that will help the agency reach the moon. At a time when talk of spending cuts and of a national debt...
By: Bruce Tyson
Space tourism moved a step closer to reality with the longest ever flight of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo passenger craft. In the flight, the space plane glided from atop its carrier airplane, the WhiteKnightTwo, and landed at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Developed by...
By: Bruce Tyson
China will build a space station of its own, a sign that the communist nation is willing to use its profits from American debt payments to usher in a new era of Chinese dominance in the heavens and on the earth. With its announcement on...
Finding life on Mars could be aided by robot swarms
By: James Boyd
Robots could certainly be used for further exploration of Mars, and they should be the primary means for exploration. They could engage in all sorts of projects, including a search for life forms, or at least evidence that life once existed on the red planet...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A 4.5 billion year old meteorite that was found in Northwest Africa was found to hold the first extraterrestrial example of a mineral called krotite. The excitement about krotite is that is is among the earliest minerals and is believed to be one of...
Scientists: Gigantic ocean of water may lie beneath Titan's surface
By: Terrence Aym
An incredible new theory based on the mysterious geophysics of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, proposes that a gigantic ocean of water lies beneath the planetoid. The paper is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. ["Titan's Obliquity as evidence...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Graphene is the modern Flubber - an atom-thick carbon film originally created by lifting layers from a chunk of graphite (the material which makes up pencil leads) with sticky tape. Graphene is strong, light, flexible and a superconductor. Graphene has already been used to produce...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Earth's Moon has captivated astronomers, artists and poets for thousands of years. The Earth's single natural satellite has enormous symbolic history for humanity which is well documented. What is less well known is the history of the Moon itself. Now, according to NASA, the lunar...
Murky exoplanet 'could host life'
By: Kenneth Andrews
We are almost certainly not alone in the Universe. This is one exciting implication behind research into a 'murky' exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star just 20 light years away from our solar system, which, it is generally agreed, could conceivably host life. Gilese 581d...
Tips for buying model rocket kits
By: Jack Merridew
Look at the streaming vapor following a jet; look closely at the lifting of an unbelievably heavy space shuttle and imagine what science creates these spectacles: rocketry. For some of us, model rocket kits are the closest we'll come to space, a sometimes one-thousand-foot or...

 

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