Purdue University has a fun simulator called Impact Earth that shows you what would happen if a particular kind of meteorite smashed down from space. Plug in some info about the meteorite you'd like to simulate--size, composition, angle and speed of impact--and then check out the precise kind of havoc it would wreak. We've written about it before, but it somehow seems more pressing now. Maybe because of this little thing. Try Impact Earth here.
“Earth is a moving target, traveling around the sun at 65,000 miles per hour. [Asteroid 2012 DA14] is missing us by only about 14 minutes."--former astronaut Ed Lu
Collaborative art installation Space Odyssey 2.0 takes a look at what science means to art today. And you know what that means? Space geese.
Including a solar-powered balloon, a storm on Saturn, how NASA watches the Super Bowl and more
Russia's rocket track record isn't looking so good lately.
The largest solar sail the solar system has ever seen weighs only 70 pounds.
What is 'the right stuff' for a trip to Mars?
RASSOR drops the scientific instruments of its cousins for 100 pounds of durability.
Following North Korea's semi-successful December space launch, South Korea one-ups its rival by launching a space rocket AND successfully placing a satellite in orbit.
But we've seen this before. Some more tests are needed to confirm it.
Probably. Iranian state television reports that the Islamic Republic has put a monkey into suborbital space and recovered it alive.
Curiosity may get all the kudos these days, but the wizened Opportunity rover continues to log miles on the Martian surface.
The Phoenix program is building a robot that can repurpose dead satellites into new ones in space.
Haulin’ freight on the moon.
A new way of communicating with far-away objects