SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring. Continue reading SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station
SpaceX is about to launch four astronauts in the first human-rated commercial spacecraft. Continue reading NASA finally certified SpaceX to fly astronauts on its Crew Dragon spaceship, just days before its next launch
By Peter Dockrill of Science Alert
There’s never been a radio silence quite like this one. After long months with no way of making contact with Voyager 2, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the record-setting interstellar spacecraft. Continue reading NASA finally makes contact with Voyager 2 after longest radio silence in 30 years
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. Continue reading NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casting her vote from some 200 miles above Earth should be all the motivation you need to make a plan to vote this year. Continue reading This American Astronaut Voted from Space. Here’s how She did it.
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. Continue reading NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
Almost 50 years ago, in June 1972, attendees at the First National Conference on Minority Participation in Earth Sciences and Mineral Engineering [Gillette and Gillette, 1972] held one of the first formal discussions on the lack of diversity in the geosciences. Continue reading Raising Our Voices for Diversity in the Geosciences
By Joel Hruska
The search for a truly room-temperature superconducting material has been one of the great Holy Grails in engineering and physics. The ability to move electricity from Point A to B with zero resistance and hence no losses would be a game-changer for human civilization. Continue reading Scientists Have Discovered a Genuine Room-Temperature Superconductor
By Nell Greenfield Boyce and Mark Katkov
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded this year to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on “genetic scissors” that can cut DNA at a precise location, allowing scientists to make specific changes to specific genes.
Continue reading 2 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Genome Editing Research
By Shannon Stirone, Kenneth Chang and
High in the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus, astronomers on Earth have discovered signs of what might be life.