Future off-planet exploration may rely on space stations built inside enormous asteroids, thanks to new research. The move would both counter the ill effects of zero gravity, and provide a ready source of precious minerals. The interest in mining asteroids … Continue reading Scientists figure out how to build future space stations inside asteroids
Astronomers turned a fantastic concept into reality. In the 1700s, John Michell in England and Pierre-Simon Laplace in France independently thought “way out of the box” and imagined what would happen if a huge mass were placed in an incredibly … Continue reading How Supermassive Black Holes Were Discovered
Just how factually accurate are most health articles you come across? You might be savvy enough to sort Goop from the Mayo Clinic, but when it comes to traditional news outlets, you might also be surprised to learn how much … Continue reading A shockingly large majority of health news shared on Facebook is fake or misleading
Imagine if your bank froze your savings account because the only person with the combination to the vault had died. Investors in a Canadian crypto-currency exchange are in a similar fix after the only person with the password to accounts valued at … Continue reading Bitcoin investors may be out $190 million after the only guy with the password dies, firm says
In a new book on space exploration, Smithsonian curator emeritus Roger D. Launius predicts boots on the Red Planet ground by the 2030’s Mars has always held a special fascination for humanity. Its reddish color in the night sky has … Continue reading A Smithsonian Researcher Reflects on What It Will Take to Land Humans on Mars
SpaceX is getting excruciatingly close to catching a part of its rocket that falls out of the sky after each launch. A new video, released by the company on Twitter, shows a recent drop test of the rocket’s nose cone, … Continue reading SpaceX gets very close to catching its rocket’s nose cone (Mr. Steven)
For humans to survive off Earth, we’ll need vegetables to eat and flowers to admire. Earlier this month, tiny green plants sprouted on the moon. The plants arrived as cotton seeds, tucked inside of Chang’e 4, a Chinese spacecraft that had landed, in … Continue reading How Do Plants Grow in Space?