Category: Science

Here Comes Fall: Harvest Moon 2018 Rises Tonight!

With unseasonably warm summer temperatures persisting over much of the world this year, it seems hard to believe that this is the week of the Harvest Moon, the full moon…

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Elon Musk Predicts When SpaceX Will Build Its First Base on Mars

SpaceX wants to build a human settlement on Mars, and it could arrive before the end of the next decade. CEO Elon Musk revealed over the weekend that the company’s…

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Wriggling, Googly-Eyed Mass Astonishes Deep-Sea Researchers

In a strange, underwater video, a black mass drifts toward the camera. It's made up of a dark, spherical blob up front and a long, thin tail in the back.…

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NASA Balloon Observes Glowing Blue Clouds in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere (Video)

A NASA long-duration balloon mission observed glowing blue clouds that ripple at the edge of Earth's atmosphere. The mission aims to help researchers learn about how energy transfers through the…

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NASA space laser will measure Earth’s melting ice by satellite

In this Sept. 14 image released by NASA, workers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California prepare the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the NASA Ice, Cloud…

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The ‘Nibiru’ or ‘Planet X’ conspiracy: Here’s what NASA researchers have to say

There are many conspiracy theories grounded in space and astronomy — from the Apollo 11 moon landing to lizard-people behind the Freemason and Illuminati movements. Another popular theory that resurfaced this week after…

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Japanese robot Hayabusa2 lands on Asteroid Ryugu

After patiently waiting for their target asteroid to complete its rotation scientists monitoring the progress of a Japanese spacecraft confirmed that two small robots have successfully reached the surface…

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Study: National parks are getting hotter, drier. What’s the outlook for 2100?

America’s national parks are warming up and drying out faster than other U.S. landscapes, threatening iconic ecosystems from the Everglades in Florida to Joshua Tree in California to Denali in…

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A Japanese spacecraft just landed two rovers on an asteroid

In a remarkable feat of scientific endeavor, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully landed two small rovers on the surface of an asteroid hundreds of millions of miles…

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The Secret Technique That Makes Tonight’s ‘Harvest’ Full Moon A ‘Blue Moon’

‘Color-Full Moon’ by astrophotographer Nicolas Lefaudeux.Nicolas Lefaudeux hdr-astrophotography.com What color is the Moon? Tonight is the Harvest Moon, the nearest Full Moon to the autumnal equinox. For a few nights around…

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