It’s the final — and some might say the best — meteor shower of the year: the Geminids. Here’s what to expect. Continue reading
To do so will require a purpose-built space telescope and a parasol the size of a baseball diamond. Continue reading
It’s going to be a lot easier to colonize Mars if we can terraform it first. The first step would be to give Mars a thicker atmosphere, which means it will need a magnetic field, or magnetosphere, to protect it. Here’s how we would do that. Continue reading
Although the plan hatched by NASA and its Russian counterpart to build a space station near the moon seems like a solid launching pad for further human space exploration, it’s a message that’s been heard before.On Wednesday, the U.S. agency and Roscosmos announced they are working on a partnership to build the station, called the Deep Space Gateway.
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We looked into the history and quirks of cold matter and why the International Space Station may soon be home to the coolest spot in the universe.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn on September 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space. Cassini grand finale ends on September 15th as it will burn into Saturn. It’s photos of Saturns rings are the clearest we have ever seen. Continue reading
The universe is bustling with matter and energy. Even in the vast, apparent emptiness of intergalactic space, there’s one hydrogen atom per cubic meter. Continue reading