Category: Space

Elon Musk interesting interview at TED

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a...

How Big is Mercury?

  It’s not going to stay that size; the tiny planet is shrinking. When NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft visited the planet in the 1970s, it identified unusual features known as scarps that suggest the...

Total Solar Eclipse Can Make You Shiver (a Bit)

A solar eclipse in March 2015 produced a slight but noticeable drop in temperature in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, a new paper shows – and the team’s getting ready to observe another eclipse...

Weird Grooves On Mars’ Moon Phobos Traced to Asteroids

Crisscrossed grooves and chains of small craters cover the Martian moon Phobos. NASA’s Viking orbiters first photographed the grooves on Phobos in the 1970s. From NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and the European Space Agency’s Mars...