America's Return to the Moon: A Foothold, Not Just Footprints

America's Return to the Moon: A Foothold, Not Just Footprints

Our return to the Moon will not be like the Apollo-style sorties of the old Constellation project. This new approach calls for true lunar habitation—our first foothold on another world. The sooner we understand what is needed to get started, the better. The Trump administration’s national policy directive (via its Space Council) calls for the […]

Astronomers take a close look at a distant stellar corpse

Astronomers take a close look at a distant stellar corpse

Pulsars are the rotating remnants of massive stars, which sweep the cosmos with narrow beams of radiation as they spin. When an observer — in our case, Earth — is in line with these beams, we receive a radio “blip” from the pulsar each time its pole rotates into our field of view. These cosmic […]

Astronaut Sally Ride honored with US Postal stamp at UCSD

Astronaut Sally Ride honored with US Postal stamp at UCSD

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Sally Ride, who became the first American woman in space in 1983 and taught at UC San Diego after leaving NASA, was posthumously honored Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service, which held a ceremony at the university to unveil a stamp depicting the Encino-born physicist, astronaut and educator. Ride, who was […]

Planet Venus could host life forms- study

Planet Venus could host life forms- study

Scientists today are working hard with the focus to put humans on the red planet. Both NASA and SpaceX are looking forward to the same with rapid developments being made for the mission. However, a question regarding as to how about sending humans to the Venus could prove to be interesting. The atmosphere of the […]

Supernovae Might Have Affected Life On Earth Several Million Years Ago

Supernovae Might Have Affected Life On Earth Several Million Years Ago

For years, scientists have been working to understand stellar explosions, also called supernovae, and how they affect everything in their surroundings, including planets. The question has also led many to wonder if the explosions that occurred several million years ago were close enough to trigger mass-extinction events. The exact answer, obviously, remains a mystery, but […]

No competition for record $444m reef grant

No competition for record $444m reef grant

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was chosen to receive half a billion dollars of taxpayer money to protect the reef without being asked if they wanted it or how they’d spend it. The independent foundation was granted $444 million, the largest ever allocation of federal funds to the reef, in this month’s budget. Environment department […]

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