Tagged: Space

String theory – Brian Greene

String theory – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that miniscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Scientists think that about 500 million years ago, Earth’s core solidified, turbocharging our magnetic field. This would have allowed the atmosphere to hold more gas, in part shielding early life from powerful solar rays...

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

To get the best space observations possible, NASA scientists fly around the world in a highly modified 747 carrying a giant telescope.

Asteroid Odd Couple: Spitting Space-Rock Duo Is Truly Bizarre

Asteroid Odd Couple: Spitting Space-Rock Duo Is Truly Bizarre

In the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists have discovered a pair of space rocks, collectively called 288P, that don’t behave like anything previously observed in that region. The rocks’ strange characteristics could...

Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth

Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth

Little is known about how conditions in space affect astronauts’ lungs, according to Joaquin Cortiella, director of the Lab of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at...

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

The storm’s impending arrival has forced the huge Arecibo Observatory, a 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) radio dish in Puerto Rico, to cease operations through Thursday (Sept. 21). The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite — a joint effort...

In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We’ll Need Better Telescopes

In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We’ll Need Better Telescopes

The idea of mining asteroids for precious mineral deposits has gained steam in recent years, with space mining startups focusing on logistics and governments like Luxembourg positioning themselves as big funders of the sector....

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

At the time the soviets were leading the space race, they had already started with the launch of Sputnik, then launched several probes to the moon, including one in 1959 that orbited and taken...

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

The vastness of space is almost too mind-boggling for the human brain to comprehend. In order to accurately illustrate our place in the universe, one group of friends decided to build the first scale...