A crack in a comet

OSIRIS images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko showing the details of a 500 m-long crack running through […]


Beam me to the Smithsonian, Scotty

The voyages of “Star Trek’s” USS Enterprise are on hold as the Smithsonian National Air […]

Credit: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The more Mars pictures, the better

Why does HiRISE take so many repeat images of the same area? Repeat coverage actually […]

credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Hooray Day

It’s Hooray Day. Or, to elaborate, the 54th time I experience January 23. Thank you. […]

credit: me!

VR Mars

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that […]

credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Dawn – a little bit closer

As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at […]

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A fine tuned universe

For nearly half a century, theoretical physicists have made a series of discoveries that certain […]

Graphical representation of the question of how fine-tuned life on Earth is under
variations of the average light quark mass and αEM. Figure courtesy of Dean Lee.

To the stars. With an elevator.

While Sir Arthur C. Clarke popularized the concept of the Space Elevator, it was Jerome […]