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This Black Hole Spins at (Almost) the Speed of Light

David Smothers February 28, 2013

NASA and the ESA have teamed up to measure how fast a black hole, that weighs 2 million times more than our sun, spins—and the result’s mind boggling. Using two X-ray space observatories, the space agencies have measured the spin of the black hole which lies at the center of a galaxy called NGC 1365…. Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: USA already went to Mars : Astronaut Gene Cernan

David Smothers February 11, 2013

The video is worth watching just for his take on the situation, but listen to what he says at the 3:00 minute mark.”Buzz” Aldrin has released a statement saying that he thinks canceling the Moon mission was the right decision, but Cernan says that “Buzz” does wants to go back to Mars!! and he also support that… Continue Reading »

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Mars Rover Curiosity Has Successfully Drilled for the First Ever Sample of Mars’ Virgin Bedrock

David Smothers February 11, 2013

Since Curiousity has landed on Mars, it’s been roving around finding all manner of…curiosities. Today, it’s pulled off an intergalactic first and drilled 2.5 inches deep into the red planet’s bedrock to obtain a sample. No one—no robot, as ever managed to pull that off before. 2.5 inches deep and 0.63 inches wide, the hole… Continue Reading »

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What the Hell Is This Weird Shiny Object on Mars?

David Smothers February 9, 2013

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been busy snapping photos (selfies too) of Mars and found something… strange. A small, shiny, metal-looking “protuberance” sticking out from the red planet. Is it some secret lever to open up a world where Martians exist? Or some random space junk? We don’t know. You can see it in the… Continue Reading »

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How NASA Wants Us to Explore the Universe With Robotic Avatars and Holodecks

David Smothers February 8, 2013

Take three minutes of your life to listen to Dr. Jeff Norris, one of the science rock stars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He talks about how NASA is working to democratize space exploration by using robots, holodecks and 3D technologies so we can all see space with our own eyes using space probes that… Continue Reading »

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‘Flying Wing’ Uses Half the Fuel of a Standard Airplane

David Smothers January 24, 2013

  Aerospace engineers have long known that ditching a conventional tubular fuselage in favor of a manta-ray-like “hybrid wing” shape could dramatically reduce fuel consumption. A team at NASA has now demonstrated a manufacturing method that promises to make the design practical. Combined with an extremely efficient type of engine, called an ultra-high bypass ratio… Continue Reading »

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Scientists Discover Spectacular River on Mars

David Smothers January 18, 2013

Planetary scientists at the European Space Agency have released 3D images of the “striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars,” which reveal a 932-mile-long (1500 kilometer) river running from the Promethei Terra Highlands to the vast Hellas basin. This river was huge. The image data from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows that,… Continue Reading »

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Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model

David Smothers January 14, 2013

Bigelow to build $17.8m tent for SCIENCE NASA has enlisted Bigelow Aerospace to build an inflatable module for the International Space Station. Bigelow Aerospace (BA), founded by space baron Robert Bigelow in 1999, will get $17.8m to put together the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module – a blowup space habitat. The prototype bubble home will be… Continue Reading »

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UFO Sightings At International Space Station On The Rise (And You Can Help Find Them) (VIDEO)

David Smothers January 14, 2013

As 2012 ended and 2013 began, numerous UFOs were reported around the country — nothing earthshattering there — but what about alleged unidentified objects seen in space near the International Space Station (or ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth? Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different… Continue Reading »

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