Sand is eventually reduced to dust through wind erosion, so scientists have been searching for new sources that regenerate the sand dunes on Mars, given its lack of significant water and thin atmosphere. A new laboratory study shows small amounts of ice subjected to Martian summer temperatures and atmospheric pressure begin to boil and evaporate, levitating sand and transporting above the sediment; this type of erosion could explain the generation of new sand on the planet.
The Universe is huge. Because it is expanding and that expansion is accelerating, estimates have it stretching up to 93 billion light-years across, though the visible universe is only a mere 13.8 billion light-years across. This means most of the Universe will remain invisible, as its distant light has not had enough time to reach … Continued
In October 2017, the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, announced their discovery of a 50-kilometer-wide underground lava tube on the Moon. JAXA fired radar into a “skylight” on the Moon’s surface, using The Lunar Radar Sounder onboard Japan’s SELENE/Kaguya orbiter. JAXA astronomers determined that the skylight and other large, non-craterous holes on the lunar surface were entrances to large underground chambers.
Boldly going where no earthling has gone before.
Despite segregation, racism, and misogyny, Katherine G. Johnson blazed a trail for scientists at NASA.
MIT was just one participant in an international competition in which teams submit proposals for Martian colonies.
Deep in the rural Chinese Guizhou Province lies the largest radio telescope on the planet.
As an alternative to traditional funerals, a British company is launching ashes into space using rocket technology.
Throwing a wrench into the dream of space travel, a unique NASA study discovered that extensive time in space changes astronauts on a genetic level.
The U.S. and Russia will collaborate on an ambitious plan to construct a space station in lunar orbit and a human colony on the Moon.