Titan’s Lakes May Have Been Formed By Underground Explosions, Not Erosion

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are only two objects in the solar system with sustained pools of liquid on their surface: Earth and Titan. On Earth, we have a well-understood water cycle that keeps liquid water flowing on the surface of our planet. […]

Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fans of sci-fi and fringe tech may already be familiar with the idea of the “space elevator,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — and totally impossible with today’s technology. But a pair of scientists think they’ve found an alternative: a Moon elevator. And it’s slightly less insane… technically. The idea […]

MIT Creates Light-Sensitive ‘Reprogrammable’ Ink

[ad_1] You probably had to agonize over colors the last time you bought a car, a pair of shoes, or anything else where color matters. What if you didn’t have to pick a single color, though? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new color-changing ink that you can […]

Hubble spots liquid water on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light-years away – gpgmail

[ad_1] Water is not uncommon to find in our galaxy in ice or gaseous form, but liquid water is quite rare — and liquid and gaseous water on an Earth-like exoplanet? That’s never been observed… until now. Astronomers spotted this celestial unicorn, called K2-18 b, using the venerable Hubble space telescope. K2-18 b is a […]

NASA Tests Space Concrete for Future Mars Habitats

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need […]

SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing – gpgmail

[ad_1] SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the prototype while it’s in flight. The company filed documents with the U.S. regulatory agency this week […]

Rock Samples From Impact Crater Reveal Details of Dinosaur Extinction

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. About 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs and countless other creatures were going about their business on Earth when a space rock dropped out of the sky and brought about the end of the Cretaceous Period. But what was […]

Life, the Universe, and Math: 42 Proven to be the Sum of 3 Cubes

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The problem of 42 — at least as it relates to whether the number could be considered the sum of three cubes — has finally been solved. The question of whether every number under 100 could be expressed in […]

India loses contact with spacecraft during historic moon landing attempt – gpgmail

[ad_1] India’s attempt to become the first nation to soft land a robotic spacecraft at the moon’s South Pole, an unexplored region, has ended in failure, the space agency said Saturday. Less than two miles above the lunar surface, the Vikram lander (named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program) lost communications with […]

Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here – gpgmail

[ad_1] It’s a big day for India’s highly audacious Chandrayaan-2 mission. The nation will attempt to land its lunar orbit on the moon’s surface shortly as it inches closer to become the fourth in the world to complete a successful lunar landing. ISRO, India’s equivalent of NASA, will be live streaming the landing on its website, […]