Category Archives: Space

Solar Eclipse Millions Pour Into Charleston, South Carolina

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. They are ready. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was clearly a-bustle on Sunday, in full […]

NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day – Top 10 Jungle

Artist’s concept of a near-Earth object. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger image › Larger image”/> NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) Friday, June 30, with a special television program featuring the agency’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other projects working to find and study near-Earth […]

NASA Found Some New Planets We Can Live On – Like Anybody Will Miss Me… – Top 10 Jungle

But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. NASA/JPL-Caltech It might seem like NASA is constantly announcing a brand-spanking-new “Earth-like” exoplanet—some far-away world that might possibly maybe have […]

Have You Met The Sun’s Evil Twin? It’s Name is NEMESIS

The family isn’t close. Our sun might have been born with a non-identical twin. Dubbed Nemesis, it would have orbited the same point as our own star before wandering off into the galaxy. Nemesis has never been found, but a new analysis suggests that all stars—including our own—are born in pairs. NASA/GSFC/SDO Sunlike stars often […]

$244 Million For One Missile Test?

$244 million to destroy a dummy under ideal conditions. Interceptor Launched A ballistic missile interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Missile Defense Agency Launching a missile is easy. Hitting another missile with a missile is one of the hardest challenges of modern military engineering, and has been for decades. Today, the […]