Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

Quantum computers finally seem to be coming of age with promises of “quantum supremacy” by the end of the year. But there’s a problem—very few people know how to work … Continue reading Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because of it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing that this stellar explosion was witnessed and recorded by … Continue reading Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Buzz Aldrin to NASA: Retire the International Space Station ASAP to Reach Mars

NASA and its partner agencies should retire the International Space Station and focus on getting astronauts to Mars instead, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin said. Credit: NASA If NASA and … Continue reading Buzz Aldrin to NASA: Retire the International Space Station ASAP to Reach Mars

NASA’s Mars Plan May Include Yearlong Mission to the Moon

Phase 2 of NASA’s current plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s involves a yearlong crewed mission to validate the Mars vehicle around the moon. Credit: NASA/The Humans … Continue reading NASA’s Mars Plan May Include Yearlong Mission to the Moon