Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky? Stars twinkle, planets don’t. Okay, that’s not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the Sun and Moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is going to twinkle.
The billionaire inventor and entrepreneur behind PayPal and SpaceX unveiled details on Monday about a new transportation system that might someday shuttle people around the world quicker than an airplane and at a fraction of the cost. Elon Musk, the South African-born scientist who also oversees operations of the Tesla electric car, revealed on Monday […]
In a recent study done by NASA’s Meteor Environment Office, the Perseids take the prize for delivering the most viewable fireballs. The shower peaks on August 12th and 13th, 2013.
Glowing a dark magenta, the newly discovered exoplanet GJ 504b, weighs in with about four times Jupiter’s mass, making it the lowest-mass planet ever directly imaged around a star like the sun.
Just about everyone dreams of having that golden bronze glow, the light kiss from the summer sun. But in recent years, there have been more and more concerns about the effects of sun on the largest organ of the body, the skin. It turns out that a healthy diet rich in particular foods might just provide some helpful options beyond lathering chemical-laden sunscreen on your body.
New project that aims to map the Universe’s structure has looked back in time to create a 3-D map showing a portion of the Universe as it looked nine billion years ago. It shows numerous galaxies and interestingly, already-developed large-scale structure of filaments and voids made from galaxy groups.
“Twin minds think alike” is not a common phrase in the public dialogue, but in the case of twin astronauts, it may someday become one. In a spark of astronaut, and possibly familial, curiosity, twin NASA astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly initiated an unprecedented research request to study the human effects of spaceflight using their identical twin genetic makeup.
Nobody wants to die. And not only that, people especially don’t want to die poor. But if you have to die, and God forbid, die penniless, it’s good to have lavished sufficient praise on a deity so you might be in his good favor in the afterlife. According to the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, these fears account for “the most expensive, ambitious projects humans have ever undertaken.”
Crop circles have attracted tourists from around the world. Rumors of alien visitors and theories of hard mathematical formulas hidden in their shape, have confused experts. Some scientists now agree that crop circles are made by humans.
Physicists tell us that the universe is expanding, but does that mean we expand with it?