A lab experiment appears to validate an idea about black holes proposed by none other than theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Moreover, the idea — black holes emit energy called Hawking radiation over time and gradually shrink — seems counterintuitive. How … Continue reading Stephen Hawking Right Again?
The QUESS satellite is launched by a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, along with the LX-1 research satellite (suspected to test near space operations) and a Spanish science satellite. On August 16, 2016, China became the … Continue reading China Launches First Quantum Communication Satellite
Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life. The trickles leave long, dark stains on the … Continue reading Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
I can go down to the local grocery store and buy aluminum foil for roughly 40 cents per square foot, and NASA’s complaining about their budget? Why would the nation’s space agency have to opt for make their foil out … Continue reading Why does NASA use so much gold foil?
We’re living in an age where astronomers can find exoplanets that we can’t actually see. What we haven’t seen yet though, is an exoplanet’s moon, as they’re much smaller than the exoplanets themselves. Now, though, astronomers at University of Notre Dame claim they have seen the human race’s first-ever exomoon. Using the method of analyzing how gravity affects and intensifies otherwise undetectable starlight (gravitational microlensing), the team found a planet-like object — too small to be a planet — that’s orbiting what appears to be a larger object. The larger object does not appear to be a star, which would likely make … Continue reading Astronomers may have found the first-ever exomoon seen by humans
By Awaissoft The rich and famous look for the most exotic places to spend their vacations. Orbital Technologies, a Russian company, has announced plans to make one of the most exotic hotel ever. Their idea to create a space hotel for commercial use is both metaphorically and literally out of this world. The hotel, officially called Commercial Space Station, will be able to accommodate seven guests in four cabins. It will orbit the earth at a height of 350 kilometers above the earth’s surface. Guests will be able to relax in zero-gravity and can pass the time by watching TV, … Continue reading Russia To Open A Hotel In Space by 2016