The time has come for NASA to send a condom to space. That’s the message of the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) which has set up an online petition to convince NASA that sex between humans and space aliens is inevitable (many say it’s happening already)...
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter. Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece...
SpaceX's plans to colonize Mars differ considerably from NASA's Journey to Mars ambitions. But direct comparison is difficult. SpaceX is able to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a bold new approach to humans in space. NASA has no such luxury, and must use existing pieces and people to make their goals a reality.
A light patch in the Western Australian desert. (Photo: NASA Earth Observatory) Back in November 2015, the Landsat 8 satellite passed over Western Australia's Gibson Desert and captured the image above. That bright orange patch was new—when the satellite had passed the month before, it wasn't there. Show More Summary
Wendover Productions gave a breakdown of how much it would cost for four humans to live on the Moon for a one-year return mission. The video uses NASA technology and data from the Apollo lunar missions to make its calculations. Living on the moon would be very, very expensive, but let’s take nine minutes to […]
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Researchers led by NASA’s former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its fuel. The team from Cornell...Show More Summary
Ocean storms, California fires and an ice-free North-west Passage were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month Composite image of an active Pacific and Atlantic storm season on 30 August 2016,...Show More Summary
Researchers led by NASA's former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its fuel. The team from Cornell University, guided by Mason Peck, want their device to become the first shoebox-sized "CubeSat" to orbit the moon, while demonstrating the potential of water as a source of spacecraft fuel. Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers led by Andrea Maselli of the Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics of Palermo, Italy, has conducted an observational campaign of a group of unassociated radio sources with NASA's Swift space observatory. Show More Summary
The latest find on Jupiter’s moon Europa offers the potential to really look for life. It’s not time to shy away – and Nasa needs to rise to the challenge For a decade now, the Nasa mantra for looking for life in outer space is to “follow the water”. Show More Summary
If all your life you believed you were the calm and balanced Libra, then check the new zodiac signs chart because there’s been a shift in the zodiac calendar and your sign most likely has changed too. Earlier this year, NASA shared on...Show More Summary
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired NASA Astronaut and Navy Combat Veteran Captain Mark Kelly, the Co-Founders of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, gathered with Human Rights...Show More Summary
New Mexico has a problem with natural gas waste. The recent NASA's Four Corners methane report found that two of the most polluted energy-producing regions are located in the state. In fact, NASA found that a Delaware-sized methane cloud...Show More Summary
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If you’d asked an astronomer to list all the tectonically active planets in the solar system in recent years, that list would include one planet: Earth. Today, we learn that there’s a second […]
A dust storm on Mars. (Image: Ren Wicks/NASA/JPL-Caltech) In 2016, this is what one vision of sending humans to Mars looks like: At the 67th International Astronautical Congress, in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire inventor Elon Musk gave a speech that was more anticipated than any other he's given. Show More Summary
For the love of cartography! Portland, Oregon-based design studio Waaypoint have created a series of beautiful jewelry using elevation mapping data from NASA. Their rings and pendants are modeled after mountainous regions located onShow More Summary
MY GOD, IT’S FULL OF DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE: Jupiter’s moon Europa may expel water plumes from under icy shell, NASA says. Attempt no landing there. Also, be warned:
Because Trump is still sniffly, check out today's mid-day links: NASA sinking, Alton Brown profile, George Washington Bridge traffic, Rudy Giuliani's unsolicited advice, rich people pot, debate fact-checking, and kangaroo best friend. Show More Summary