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CERN is Planning to Build a Much Larger Particle Collider. Much, Much, Larger. – Universe Today

CERN is Planning to Build a Much Larger Particle Collider. Much, Much, Larger. – Universe Today

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, wants to build a particle collider that will dwarf the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC has made important discoveries, and planned upgrades to its power ensures it will keep working on physics problems into the future. But eventually, it won’t be enough to unlock the secrets of […]

Asteroids Are Hitting Earth Twice as Often as Before – TIME

Asteroids Are Hitting Earth Twice as Often as Before – TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday’s journal Science. […]

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in action after hardware problem – CNET

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in action after hardware problem – CNET

STS-82 Crew/STScI/NASA On Jan. 8, the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA’s journeyman telescope Hubble went out of action. A hardware problem had caused the instrument to suspend operations. The latest update from NASA is all good news though: Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 resumed science observations, snapping photos of the distant universe, just after […]

The Moment We First Saw Ultima Thule Up Close – Scientific American

The Moment We First Saw Ultima Thule Up Close – Scientific American

You plan a voyage of exploration for more than three years and the moment comes when you see a new world for the first time. This is an informal sketch of how I experienced this during the encounter of Ultima Thule by NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft. The setting is a simple conference room on New […]

Saturn's rings are surprisingly young – Astronomy Magazine

Saturn's rings are surprisingly young – Astronomy Magazine

Exploring Saturn’s rings During NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s Grand Finale, the craft dove between the planet and its rings. In doing so, it collected new insights into the ringed planet, including the surprising age of Saturn’s rings. According to a new study, scientists have found that Saturn’s rings are actually much younger than the planet itself. […]

China's Moon Plants Have Died – The Daily Beast

China's Moon Plants Have Died – The Daily Beast

On Tuesday, China announced it had grown the first ever plants on the moon, days after landing on the moon’s “far side” Von Karman crater. The cotton seed sprouts seemed to have been able to withstand the harsh lunar conditions: freezing temperatures, lower gravity levels, and radiation. But by Thursday, the fledgling cotton seed sprouts […]

Lessons from a postdoc gone wrong – Science

I sat hunched over my computer screen, analyzing data, when a university administrator walked into our lab and handed out a series of sealed envelopes. Puzzled, I opened the letter addressed to me: “It has become necessary for the University to effect a layoff of your position as a Postdoctoral Scholar.” In silence, my labmates […]

Live coverage: Epsilon rocket set to launch seven satellites – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: Epsilon rocket set to launch seven satellites – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. Live coverage of the countdown and launch Japan’s Epsilon rocket with seven small Japanese […]

Unpaid NASA workers protect critical missions during government shutdown – CBS News

Unpaid NASA workers protect critical missions during government shutdown – CBS News

NASA managers and engineers working on the agency’s high-priority commercial crew program are still on the job, without pay, during the ongoing government shutdown, continuing preparations for the first unpiloted launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on a long-awaited test flight in February, officials say. Whether senior NASA managers would actually press ahead with the […]

Jersey Shore 'meteorite' wasn't from out of this world, expert tells sisters – NJ.com

Jersey Shore 'meteorite' wasn't from out of this world, expert tells sisters – NJ.com

A smooth, jet black rock that N.J. sisters suspected could be a meteorite actually just turned out to be a lump of coal. Nora and Jean Muchanic were only slightly disappointed when experts at the Franklin Institute confirmed the discovery they made was not a meteorite or remnant of a fireball from earlier in January. […]