One minute, you’re minding your own business, working outside your house building a coffin, and the next minute a smoking meteorite worth a small fortune hurtles through the roof of your veranda and winds up buried in the earth next to your living room. It wasn’t a typical day, but that’s exactly what happened to […]
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SpaceX’s satellites will populate the night sky, affecting how we observe the stars. And this is just the beginning of private satellite mega-constellations.
Tiny Spacecraft is âSolar Sailingâ in Orbit Using Only Sunlight, a Revolution in Space Exploration
An American astronomical society is proving that, like the Vikings of old, exploration of foreign shoresâin this case foreign planetsâis possible if you but master the use of the humble cloth sail. LightSail 2, designed and crowd-funded by the Planetary Society, is a small spacecraft that has been moving around at high-speeds in Earth’s orbit, […]
With Every Planet Visible This Week and Leonid Meteor Shower Shooting Fireballs, It’s Time to Get Out the Telescope
For those who like to gaze at the night sky, this week there will be a lively show as the Leonid meteor stream, as well as all seven planets, will be visible throughout the nightâthe lack of a strong moon helping immensely to see everything. Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the early night, […]
20 years ago, three astronauts stepped aboard the ISS. It’s since hosted residents from many countries, creating humanityâs first history of living in space.
Vestal Grove in Cook County, Illinois, looks nothing like the scrubby, buckthorn-choked tangle that first confronted restoration ecologists 37 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report.
Kari Paul here, logging off for the night. Thank you for sticking with us on these fast-moving news days. Here is what you should know from the last few hours: The justice department is set to investigate the Roger Stone…
Honestly, sometimes I marvel at things like this. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Outrageous statements such as these are gifts that keep on giving. Let’s check the facts: 1) Wildfires are less than 20% of the early 20th…