Hannah Arendt on Science, the Value of Space Exploration, and How Our Cosmic Aspirations Shed Light On the Human Condition
"Who indeed will set bounds to human ingenuity?" Galileo asked in the seventeenth century during the time he dethroned human beings from the center of the universe. "Who will assert that everything in the universe capable of being perceived is already discovered and...
The concept of Aliens or Extraterrestrial Beings living on other planets has fascinated human beings from the moment we discovered how big our universe really is. From watching alien movies like The ET to binging on TV series like The X-Files, we have often asked the...
Why is there a bridge between these two spiral galaxies? Made of gas and stars, the bridge provides strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity. Known together as Arp 240...
The ExoMars orbiter is preparing to make its first scientific observations at Mars during two orbits of the planet starting next week.
Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space.
Here are 10 out-of-this-world facts about space and about us.
High above the surface, Earth’s magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth’s magnetic field – and some are reflected into a turbulent region called the foreshock.
What if there is a way to destroy the universe so fundamentally that life as we know it will be impossible forever?
The primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in the massive clean room of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Appropriately, combined with the rest of the observatory, the mirrors will help piece together puzzles scientists have been trying to solve throughout the cosmos.
These two natural color images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn’s north polar region between 2012 and 2016.