NASA really wants to go to Europa, and anyone who knows anything about exobiology really wants NASA to go to Europa.
Artist’s rendition of quasar via NASA Meet S5 0014+81, one of the most powerful things in the known universe.
Can science explain the origin of life? Previous source. Since its inception in 1924, the Primordial Soup Theory has gained a firm following in scientific circles.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, maybe it’s because you live on the East Coast: whether you have neighbors or not, America east of the Mississippi is the noisier half of the continent.
The strontium-based atomic clock – (Photo by Hidetoshi Katori) Time keeps on slipping, the song says, but thanks to researchers at the University of Tokyo, it is slipping a little bit less than it used to.
This winter has been pretty cold. And as we all know, things tend to act a little strange when it gets really cold out.
Image Credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki / Shutterstock There are a number of transplants that take place each day.
Image via NASA If you’ve read your share of sci-fi, and I know you have, you’ve read stories about another Earth-sized planet orbiting on the other side of the Solar System, blocked by the Sun.
Artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole at the center of a distant quasar. Scientists believe they have discovered one whose mass is 12 billion times that of our sun’s.
The sun’s magnetic field spins opposite directions on the north and south poles. These oppositely pointing magnetic fields are separated by a layer of current called the “heliospheric current sheet.” Due to the tilt of the magnetic axis in relation to the axis of rotation of the Sun, the heliospheric current sheet flaps like a flag in the wind.
Mars One recently announced that they have narrowed down the candidates for the potential colonization of Mars to just 100 individuals.
~maja*majika~/Flickr A pathogen is the name given to anything that causes disease within a living host, and it roughly translates from Greek to “producer of suffering.” Common types of pathogen include; bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Technology is almost always controversial. We never know whether or not it is really feasible until it is created.
Neutron star comparison. (source) Neutron stars are remarkable, and also terribly bizarre. Imagine our Sun being compressed to the size of Chicago, and you begin to understand just how remarkably bizarre neutron stars are.
Cancer is often considered a four letter word (though it obviously has a lot more letters than that).
The mystery of the moon’s formation is one that has captivated scientists for as long as human beings have been able to contemplate the stars.
The Tianzi Mountains are probably one of the most spectacular places on Earth. They are located in the Hunan Province of China, and they look like enormous, natural skyscrapers towering over the forests.
There is an issue with modern living. It’s not climate change, habitat destruction, air pollution, deforestation, or a mass extinction event.
Europa, as seen from Galileo – (NASA photo) NASA’s 2016 budget has a significant boost for the exploration of Europa, and it’s no secret why: The sixth moon of Jupiter is also considered one of the likeliest places in the Solar System (apart from Earth) to host large bodies of liquid water, and, for that reason, one of the likeliest places to find signs of extraterrestrial life.
Decades ago, Nicola Tesla dreamed of a world where electricity was free and available to everyone everywhere.