Man Prepares To Launch Homemade Rocket | prove Earth is flat

61-year-old ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes is all set to launch himself aboard his self-built steam-powered rocket. The limo driver and self-taught rocket scientist spent the last few years building the rocket out of salvage parts in Continue reading “Man Prepares To Launch Homemade Rocket | prove Earth is flat”

Measurement promises picture of Milky Way

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy from the Sun. Continue reading “Measurement promises picture of Milky Way”

In a First, Collision of Neutron Stars Detected

For the first time, scientists have found conclusive evidence that short gamma ray burst, often observed by satellites, are indeed created by colliding neutron stars, something only speculated for decades. Joint observations have also given them an independent way of measuring the expansion rate of the universe.  Continue reading “In a First, Collision of Neutron Stars Detected”

Explain Mysterious Dimming Star

Massimo Marengo’s work in stellar astrophysics keeps returning to the mysterious dimming of Tabby’s star some 1,000 light years from Earth. This particular middle-aged star — KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star or Bayesian’s Star, after Tabatha Bayesian, a Louisiana State University astronomer and lead author of a 2016 paper introducing the star — is an interesting case. Continue reading “Explain Mysterious Dimming Star”

Apollo 11 Spacecraft Traveling Exhibit Lands In Space Center

Small in size but giant in its historical stature, Columbia, the Apollo 11 command module, has taken center stage at Space Center Houston, where it is premiering on display as the star of the Smithsonian’s new “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” traveling exhibit. Continue reading “Apollo 11 Spacecraft Traveling Exhibit Lands In Space Center”

Intense storms batter Saturn’s largest moon

Titan, the largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists. Although the storms are relatively rare — they occur less than once per Titan year, which is 29 and a half Earth years — they occur much more frequently than the scientists expected. Continue reading “Intense storms batter Saturn’s largest moon”