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July 2017

Research Suggests New Stars are Born in Pairs

By | 2017-07-06T15:06:41+00:00 July 6th, 2017|

Though not identical, recent evidence shows that it is almost certain that stars are born in pairs, and it also applies to every other sun-like star in the universe. A new analysis by a theoretical physicist from UC Berkeley and a radio astronomer from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University led to this recent finding. Scientists have long searched for an explanation for this, as many stars actually have [...]

United States to experience first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 100 years!

By | 2017-07-07T15:50:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on August 21, and many people are expected to travel and be in the best place possible to experience it. This will be the first total solar eclipse going coast to coast across the US in almost a hundred years. 99 to be exact. The solar eclipse will be most visible along a path that goes from Oregon to South Carolina. [...]

June 2017

Mars is emerging from an ice age as it undergoes climate change, study shows

By | 2017-06-23T15:45:25+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

It turns out that Earth is not the only planet in our solar system that is experiencing climate change. It appears that Mars is also undergoing climate change but not due to fossil fuel emissions of course, but after emerging from an ice age, this is according to a study released last Friday in the journal Science. The research shows that the red planet, which has inched closer to Earth [...]

Virgin Galactic Makes 9th Unpowered Test Flight

By | 2017-06-04T20:35:19+00:00 June 4th, 2017|

To further prove the reality of space tourism, Virgin Galactic has conducted another unpowered test flight of its spacecraft. The company confirmed the test flight was done over the Southern California desert last Thursday. It included a special ballast tank filled with water at the back of the rocket ship to check its handling qualities with additional weight on board, and having the center of gravity move to the back [...]

May 2017

NASA Shares New Incredible Images From Cassini’s Second Dive Through Saturn’s Rings

By | 2017-05-15T20:14:25+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

During Cassini’s mission, the spacecraft has captured many amazing images from Saturn and its surrounding moons. NASA has revealed new images from the spacecraft’s second incredible dive through the rings of Saturn – and these are even more beautiful than the previous ones. The second dive is one of the 22 the spacecraft is slated to make through the rings, which is part of its “Grand Finale.” The latest images were [...]

Greenhouse May Help Provide Food to Mars Astronauts

By | 2017-05-06T12:05:11+00:00 May 6th, 2017|

Image source: http://engadget.com An issue that has yet to be addressed in sending astronauts to explore and live on Mars is food. It is not doable for the astronauts to go to the red planet and take with them years’ worth of food to live on. In addition, not all plants are able to grow and thrive in Mars’ conditions. Given these, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space [...]