The third and most recent launch includes one experimentally darkened satellite. Astronomers have yet to see whether it's an effective solution. Monday’s launch, which took place at 21.19 EST was the third launch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It brought the total number of deployed...
Meet the 13 astronauts who could be the first humans on Mars. One of those astronauts, Zena Cardman, calls Williamsburg, Virginia, her home. Cardman has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in marine sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was a National Science Foundation graduate...
One of the brightest stars in the night sky, Betelgeuse, is losing its shine as it might soon go supernova. It is believed that the red giant might be nearing the end of its life as it is the dimmest it has ever been in over 75 years. But...
New fossils of an ancient legged snake, called Najash, shed light on the origin of the slithering reptiles. The fossil discoveries, revealed in Science Advances , provide details about how the flexible skull of snakes evolved from their lizard ancestors- and analyses of the family tree have also revealed they...
Mercury underwent 13 transits during the entire century. In photos released by NASA, Mercury appears as a small black dot as it approaches the limb of the sun prior to its transit. Mercury and Earth became perfectly aligned allowing stargazers to watch the planet at the front of the solar...
The first upgraded batch of Starlink satellites were launched by SpaceX today, marking the fourth reuse of a Falcon 9 booster and the first of a payload fairing. The main addition is increased spectrum capacity for end-users by making full use of the Ka- and Ku-bands. SpaceX's initial 60 satellites...
Cutting edge technology has revealed that Viking women were warriors too. By reconstructing a skull found in a Viking graveyard in Norway, British scientists have brought the face of a female warrior to life. When scientists began to reconstruct her facial features it was discovered she had a serious head injury,...
NASA has sent twelve bottles of red wine to the International Space Station (ISS) in an unusual science experiment. The wine is part of a 12-month experiment being conducted by the Luxembourg startup Space Cargo Unlimited to study how the aging process of wine is affected by microgravity in space. As...
Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the sun. Voyager 2, thus, becomes the second human-made object to journey out of our sun's influence,...
Three ancient shipwrecks which have already revealed important findings were discovered recently off the coast of Kasos Island in Greece’s Aegean Sea. During the exploration, which was funded by the Kasos Association of New York and was supported by the municipality of the island, divers discovered a series of archaeologically...