Space & Earth

Curiosity First Trip
NASA Mars Rover Takes First Tentative Drive, Names Landing Area For Ray Bradbury
Aug 22, 2012 22:43 PM E
Two weeks since its dramatic landing, the Curiosity rover takes its first short trip across the Martian surface.
Big Bang timeline.
Big Chill, Not Big Bang, Created Universe According To New Theory
Aug 22, 2012 21:28 PM E
The Big Bang Theory might just get replaced by the Big Chill Theory. Physicists at the University of Melbourne in Australia believe the Big Bang was actually a phase change between an amorphous, fluid-like universe into the crystalline, solid universe we know today.
Artist rendition of a planet colliding with a red giant star.
Dying Star Destroys Planet, First Time Astronomers Observe Phenomenon.
Aug 21, 2012 14:57 PM E
Astronomers at Penn State University have discovered the first evidence of a planet’s destruction by a dying star. Astronomers discovered the planet was “missing” from its orbit around a red giant star.
Penny Thrusters
Penny-Sized Thrusters Developed To Propel Satellites [VIDEO]
Aug 20, 2012 09:07 AM E
In the near future, satellites could be powered by tiny thrusters the size of pennies, according to new research presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Joint Propulsion Conference.
Curiosity
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Fires ChemCam Laser, Zaps First Martian Rock
Aug 20, 2012 08:31 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover, which touched down on Mars two weeks ago, fired its rock-vaporizing laser for the first time on Sunday in a target-practice test to show that the rover is truly ready to start examining the red planet.
NASA ChemCam
Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares To Roll Out, Fire Most Powerful Laser Used Off Of Earth
Aug 18, 2012 13:20 PM E
The Curiosity Mars rover is about to take its first tentative trip on the Red Planet, and will also fire the most powerful laser Mars has ever seen.
The sun provides all our energy needs with one hour of energy. Researchers are getting closer to harvesting all that power.
Space Weather: Why NASA Scientists Say Severe Sun Storms Could Destroy Life as We Know It
Aug 16, 2012 14:51 PM E
Due to the incredibly harsh potential strength of upcoming space weather, we may have to start covering our iPhones in sunscreen.
Galaxy
Zombie Stars Spewed Out By Undead Galaxy
Aug 16, 2012 10:57 AM E
A cluster of galaxies 7 billion light-years away is forcing astronomers to question much about what they thought they knew about how stars and other celestial bodies are formed.
X-51A waverider
Experimental Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Crashes in Pacific Ocean
Aug 15, 2012 23:42 PM E
Intended to demonstrate its hypersonic scramjet engine, the unmanned X-51A WaveRider crashed into the ocean before the engine could ignite.
Samson
Three-Thousand Year Old Jerusalem Fossil Find Could Prove That One of the Craziest Bible Stories Is True
Aug 15, 2012 05:23 AM E
Here's a headline you don't see often: science and religion are working together to prove that things actually may have been pretty 'effing crazy in bible times.
Tolkien Crater
J.R.R. Tolkien Honored With A Crater on Mercury's North Pole
Aug 14, 2012 18:22 PM E
J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy has been honored with a crater on Mercury's north pole.
NASA
What The F*** Has NASA Done For You Lately? Quite A Lot, Actually ...
Aug 13, 2012 18:29 PM E
NASA does a lot more than send stuff into space. Unfortunately, most American taxpayers only know about the high-profile NASA success stories, like the Curiosity rover. And while these achievements are undeniably a part of the NASA vision, too often the technological advancements spurned by research and development undertaken by NASA go unnoticed.
Pyramid
Lost Egyptian Pyramids Found Using Google Earth
Aug 13, 2012 09:58 AM E
Researchers surveying Google Earth stumbled upon what appears to be two hidden Egyptian pyramids located only 90 miles apart. Researchers became intrigued by an unusual grouping of mounds and after further scrutiny, and said they appear to be two lost pyramids. They are mounting a ground expedition to confirm their findings.
Perseid
Perseid Meteor Shower: When ,Where And How To Watch The August 2012 Shooting Star Show
Aug 12, 2012 00:36 AM E
The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend, and stargazers can catch the August 2012 shooting star show Saturday and Sunday night.
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