The moon doesn’t have an atmosphere or a magnetic field to protect us from the Sun, meteors or cosmic rays, so we can’t live on its surface.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: A major shakeup in the dinosaur family tree, a definitive ranking of chicken tenders and an argument for staring at the sun.
The more humans we send up into the great unknown, the more inevitable it will be that they're going to try and bump uglies, but it won't be easy.
METI International has been shooting signals into the great void in hopes that other intelligent life will pick it up, but do we really want to make contact with a great unknown?
What’s the best way to transition the lab to the private sector?
What you think you know about black holes is probably wrong. No star is required. They can be the size of a neuron. And they are not really black.
A translation error is pretty much responsible for a generation of science fiction about Mars (which was initially published directly in the mainstream press as science fact).
Primordial Black Holes, featuring Professor Ed Copeland from the University of Nottingham. More black hole videos: http://bit.ly/Black_Hole_Videos More Ed Co...
The next wave of space tourists will need a high tolerance for discomfort.
Tardigrades, also referred to as "water bears," are eight-legged microscopic animals that are seemingly impossible to kill, having been found everywhere from Antarctica to the deep sea.
For years, astronomers, planetary scientists and other space researchers have fought about what to call the small, icy world at the edge of our solar system.
Nowhere does NASA's Johnson Space Center specify that this video is for young audiences, but the enthusiastic voiceover tells us as much. That said, it's still cool footage from, you know, space.
They wouldn't just die. They would die so epically the explosion would dwarf that of our *entire nuclear arsenal.*
If you were near a returned space capsule during the Apollo era and wanted a piece of NASA history, all you had to do was reach out and grab it.
The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this…
Humanity’s first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.
Robert Lang is quite the renaissance man. Having worked at NASA developing optoelectronics, he left his career of twenty-three years to become a preeminent figure in the world of origami.
The telescope, name "SOFIA," will peer into the depths of space to capture infrared light.
The biggest bully in the solar system has been wreaking havoc since the day it was born.
In January 1991, a couple of crazy kids got married. That these particular “kids” were in their late 30s, were astronauts, and were keeping their marriage a secret from their bosses at NASA only ad…
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