Scientists already knew that water ice lurked below Mars' surface. But a new study published in the journal Science sheds new light on what Space.com calls "apparent glaciers," seen anew thanks to high-res imagery from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Using this data, researchers found eight...
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Erosion on Mars is exposing deposits of water ice, starting at depths as shallow as one to two meters below the surface and extending 100 meters or more.
(Emory Health Sciences) Clusters of holes may be evolutionarily indicative of contamination and disease -- visual cues for rotten or moldy food or skin marred by an infection.
On stage and in silent films, appearance was everything. Costumes became bigger and bolder to be seen from the back row, and in the 1920s they were influenced by early science fiction. A gallery of outrageous stage and screen costumes from the period make today's science fiction cosplay look casual and comfy. Show More Summary
As an unapologetic science fiction action film, Beyond Skyline pulls no punches. The action takes off where the previous film stops, and bravely goes full throttle on a gloriously epic scale. Read the full article on AICN Among my favorite films of Other Worlds Austin 2017 was Beyond Skyline, the sequel to the alien invasion action film, Skyline. Show More Summary
A look at some of the science we're eager to see in 2018. The list includes a mission to the sun, a lander headed for Mars, a new telescope to look for life-friendly planets, and elections that will test the appeal of scientists running for political office.
Other Worlds Austin Sci-fi Film Festival is Austin’s only science fiction film festival with a smattering of worthy horror films. Check it out! Read the full article on AICN Austin is a lucky city to live in if you like movies, and especially if you like to attend film festivals. Show More Summary
A study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters posits that Mars formed in what today is the Asteroid Belt, roughly one and a half times as far from the sun as its current position, before migrating to its present location.
Alongside sessions about the ocean and Mars, AGU offers a congressional call-a-thon and legal advice for activist scientists.
President Trump, foresighted as he is, has expressed his desire to place men on Mars and hopes to complete that mission before the end of his term (which may come sooner than he expects). This from a man who ridicules science on a regular...Show More Summary
Bloomberg reports President Trump directed NASA to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually even Mars! Notably, NASA – under Obama – was focused only on Earth science and not outer space. President Trump’s directive switches the agency’s mission, casting their gazes to the horizons. Show More Summary
So if they screw up Best Picture again, it will air BEFORE midnight. Today, ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 90th Oscars telecast will now begin at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Show More Summary
Opportunity continued the historic winter science campaign inside Perseverance Valley and delivered the goods that confirmed an important discovery in November, and then cruised through winter solstice, driving the mission closer to its 14th anniversary of surface operations coming up in January.
The prospect of a human colony on Mars has rapidly moved from science fiction to reality in recent years, with space agencies like NASA, ESA, and others openly discussing the possibility of manned missions to the red planet and eventually the establishment of full-on settlements. Show More Summary
Facts are built into the fabric of the universe, but science can sometimes be a problematic tool for establishing them. On occasion, even the most exciting discoveries can be overturned with more evidence. More »
NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The instrument, a sophisticated neutron and gamma-ray spectrograph, will help scientists resolve one of the most enduring mysteries of the Red Planet—when and how the small moons formed.
With his first published novel, The Martian, Andy Weir blinded us with science. It's no secret to say that the story's massive success was due to his factual yet fascinating explanation of how someone could plausibly survive on Mars. In Artemis, Weir tries to evolve to a new level of storytelling, but the changes are unfortunately not for the better. More »
Space Science Image of the Week: Phobos, the Red Planet’s innermost moon, sneaks into Hubble’s image of Mars
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low temperatures. The results have been published in the Extremophiles journal.
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine is doing its part to protect the health of astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars.