Florence man helped send man to the moon 50 years ago
FLORENCE — Like many people in the United States, Jim Traglia watched the historic moon landing on his home television on July 20, 1969.
Jul 22, 2019 04:59 UTC Science Read More
Experience America's race to the moon through travel
President Kennedy set the timer on America's goal to land a man on the moon by 1970. Fifty years later, America has set its sights on landing people on the…
Jul 21, 2019 02:03 UTC Science Read More
Running the numbers on an insane scheme to save Antarctic ice
Imagine, if you will, the engineers of the king's court after Humpty Dumpty's disastrous fall. As panicked men apparently competed with horses for access to the…
Jul 20, 2019 13:14 UTC Science Read More
Relive Apollo era's technologies and people through UAH archives
Maybe you're inspired by the coming July 20 anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Or maybe you want to build your own rocket ship...
Jul 19, 2019 22:04 UTC Science Read More
STS-93 at Twenty Years: “I had to hit the button!”
In the span of a few seconds, a smooth countdown to launch Space Shuttle Mission STS-93, a five-person crew, and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory abruptly…
Jul 19, 2019 17:17 UTC Science Read More
Russia, an Early Space Pioneer, Never Regained Its Lead
Russians still brim with pride over being the first nation to send a human into space. But ever since the U.S. leapfrogged the Soviet Union by landing a man on…
Jul 19, 2019 11:59 UTC Science Read More
TESS Observes Unusual Type Ia Supernova: ASASSN-18tb Astronomy
Astronomers have used NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to see what was happening around the supernova ASASSN-18tb in the first…
Jul 19, 2019 10:41 UTC Science Read More
Fifty years after Apollo 11, moon landing hoaxes still thrive online
Fifty years ago this Saturday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. But not everyone believes it. Almost as soon as…
Jul 18, 2019 19:00 UTC Science Read More
New e-skin innovation by NUS researchers gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch
NUS researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins.
Jul 18, 2019 13:27 UTC Science Read More
US Virgin Islands bans coral-damaging sunscreens
On June 25, lawmakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands voted to ban common chemical sunscreen ingredients that can damage coral reefs. With the ban, the U.S.…
Jul 17, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More
The USSR's first known rival to Apollo
Comparable to the American Nova project, which preceded the Apollo in the early years of the Moon Race, the 19K spacecraft would be a leviathan of the Soviet…
Jul 17, 2019 15:09 UTC Science Read More
Space radiation: the Apollo crews were extremely lucky
As the 50th anniversary of humankind's first moon landing approaches, the conspiracy theories that claim the Apollo missions were a hoax refuse to die.
Jul 17, 2019 10:14 UTC Science Read More
A new view of Old Faithful's plumbing Montana Untamed
Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is…
Jul 17, 2019 01:44 UTC Science Read More
Scientists Capture First-Ever Image of Quantum Entanglement
For the first time, scientists managed to capture and image with photographic evidence that two photons were linked by quantum entanglement.
Jul 15, 2019 19:34 UTC Science Read More
Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid
There's no known way to prove a three-dimensional 'quantum spin liquid' exists, so Rice University physicists and their collaborators did the next best thing:…
Jul 15, 2019 16:10 UTC Science Read More
Launch of Indian moon lander postponed by 'technical snag'
Indian engineers called off the launch of the Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing mission Sunday after observing a “technical snag” during the final hour of the…
Jul 15, 2019 04:21 UTC Science Read More
Dragonfly aims for Saturn’s moon Titan
Scheduled for launch in 2026, the Dragonfly mission will look for clues to the origins of life, and possibly even evidence of life itself, on Saturn's alien yet…
Jul 15, 2019 00:10 UTC Science Read More
'Whitey's on the moon': why Apollo 11 looked so different to black America
The civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy called Nasa's moonshot 'an inhuman priority' while poor children went hungry.
Jul 14, 2019 04:59 UTC Science Read More
ALMA Reveals Moon-Forming Disk Around Distant Planet
Astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter.
Jul 14, 2019 02:19 UTC Science Read More
JAXA's Hayabusa2 Successfully Completes Second Risky Landing on Asteroid
The sample collected from the Ryugu asteroid could give us more insight into our solar system's origins.
Jul 13, 2019 10:25 UTC Science Read More
NASA's AIRS Images Tropical Storm Barry Before Landfall
NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), aboard the Aqua satellite, captured imagery of Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico at about 2 p.m. local time…
Jul 13, 2019 00:42 UTC Science Read More
First Data from NASA's OCO-3: 'CO2, I See You'
From its perch on the international space station, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 is gathering its very first CO2 data. It's also measuring plant 'glow. '
Jul 12, 2019 20:57 UTC Science Read More
Thunder Moon to pass through Earth's shadow on Tuesday during partial lunar eclipse
Thunder will fill the sky on Tuesday night as July's full moon, known as the Thunder Moon, glows brightly. Part of the world will also be treated to a lunar eclipse.
Jul 12, 2019 19:15 UTC Science Read More
Unique Bird With Bizarrely Long Toe Found Fossilized in Amber
Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. This is the first time such a foot…
Jul 12, 2019 16:19 UTC Science Read More
ULA delays Atlas 5 launch to August
United Launch Alliance is pushing back its next Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral until no earlier than Aug. 8, allowing time for engineers to ensure an…
Jul 12, 2019 03:57 UTC Science Read More
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