NASA is about to create the coldest spot in the known universe

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science Beyond the bounds of our planet, the record for the coldest temperature is currently held by the Boomerang … Continue reading NASA is about to create the coldest spot in the known universe

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Houston Mechatronics Raises $20M to Bring NASA Expertise to Transforming Robot Submersibles

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to IEEE Spectrum Robotics Deep ocean robotics is not generally an area where we expect to see much in the … Continue reading Houston Mechatronics Raises $20M to Bring NASA Expertise to Transforming Robot Submersibles

NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to SpaceNews.com WASHINGTON — Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition … Continue reading NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Oh, the places we’ll go! NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made … Continue reading NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today It is a well known fact among astronomers and cosmologists that the farther into the Universe you look, … Continue reading Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

Cassini’s Final Moments May Be Visible From a Telescope Here on Earth

Another challenge is that Cassini’s two nexuses of control – NASA and the European Space Agency – won’t “see” the event in the dark of night, making the signal all the much dimmer as western telescopes fight twilight.

Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

Astronomers can correct for the difference because the brightest supernovae seem to fade more slowly than their dimmer kin. Still, the fact that each ‘standard candle’ looks slightly different from the next is cause for concern.

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Once again, NASA has determined that this particular asteroid will sail harmlessly by, passing Earth at a minimum distance of over 7 million km (4.4 million mi), or about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As Paul Chodas – NASA’s manager of CNEOS at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – said in a NASA press statement.

NASA Has a $3.5bn Plan to Save The Planet From The Yellowstone Supervolcano

This, a NASA guide explains, means that large-scale eruptions from supervolcanoes are “exceedingly rare and the odds that one will occur in the lifetime of anybody reading this article are vanishingly small.

Water is streaming across Antarctica: New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought

Massive summer melting on East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf, seen from NASA’s Landsat 4 satellite. The image shows about 520 square miles. Credit: NASA In the first such continent-wide survey, … Continue reading Water is streaming across Antarctica: New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought

We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

  When it comes to space travel, there’s no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with Space X’s Elon Musk saying his company could take passengers to the … Continue reading We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1 percent the speed of light 

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour … Continue reading Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1 percent the speed of light 

NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost

A Lockheed Martin concept of a cislunar outpost that could support future human missions to the moon or elsewhere. Credit: Lockheed Martin GREENBELT, Md. — Despite uncertainty about potential policy … Continue reading NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost

The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?

Artist’s concept of a terraformed Mars (left) and an O’Neill Cylinder. Credit: Ittiz/Wikimedia Commons (left)/Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center (right) The idea of terraforming Mars – aka “Earth’s Twin” – … Continue reading The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?

Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1

At least seven planets orbit the dim star TRAPPIST-1, located 39 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Scientists, have at it: NASA has released raw data from the Kepler Space Telescope … Continue reading Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1

NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Spots Two Small Objects in Saturn’s F Ring  

As Cassini continues its ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn’s F ring, the outermost discrete ring of the planet, it is tracking several small objects there. The latest … Continue reading NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Spots Two Small Objects in Saturn’s F Ring  

Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies 

In the heart of an active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole generates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center … Continue reading Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies 

Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data

ON SATURDAY MORNING, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The sky was blue, the campanile was chiming. But instead of enjoying the beautiful day, … Continue reading Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

Estimated failure rates from single event upsets at the transistor, integrated circuit and device level for the last three semiconductor architectures. Credit: Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University You may not realize … Continue reading Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

SpaceX Launching Lightning Tracker, ‘Three-Eyed’ Raven, Deadly Superbug for NASA

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this view of lightning over the Pacific Ocean at night. One new tool heading to the station, the Lightning Imaging Sensor, will track … Continue reading SpaceX Launching Lightning Tracker, ‘Three-Eyed’ Raven, Deadly Superbug for NASA

NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

This artist’s concept illustrates a close-up view of a cool brown dwarf. Objects like this, drifting just beyond our solar system, have been imaged by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer … Continue reading NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

Bigelow Aerospace seeking additional use of experimental ISS module

BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, is highlighted in its expanded configuration in this computer rendering. Credit: NASA/Bigelow WASHINGTON — Bigelow Aerospace is in discussions with NASA about extended use … Continue reading Bigelow Aerospace seeking additional use of experimental ISS module

An asteroid just flew by Earth two times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming 

NASA An illustration of a near-Earth object, or NEO, passing near Earth. Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in … Continue reading An asteroid just flew by Earth two times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming 

NASA study finds solar storms could spark soils at moon’s poles

A map showing the permanently shadowed regions (blue) that cover about 3 percent of the moon’s south pole. Credit: NASA Goddard/LRO mission Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil … Continue reading NASA study finds solar storms could spark soils at moon’s poles

NASA to Hold Media Call for Discovery Program Announcement

NASA will discuss the results of its latest Discovery mission selection during a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The briefing participants are: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate … Continue reading NASA to Hold Media Call for Discovery Program Announcement

Is Virtual Reality the Surprising Solution to the Fermi Paradox?

“If the transcension hypothesis is correct, inner space, not outer space, is the final frontier for universal intelligence. Our destiny is density.” –John Smart Only decades into our “age of cosmology” … Continue reading Is Virtual Reality the Surprising Solution to the Fermi Paradox?