Space & Earth

asteroid
First Asteroid Of 2014 Hits Earth But Probably Burned Up Over Atlantic Ocean
Jan 03, 2014 16:27 PM E
The first asteroid of 2014 hit on either January 1 or January 2, probably burning up in the sky off the coast of West Africa. Asteroid 2014 AA is only the second asteroid to ever be spotted before it hit earth. The asteroid was between seven and ten feet, not nearly as large as the 60-foot Chelyabinsk Meteor that struck in February 2013.
Beyonce's Song Includes the Sound of the Explosion That Killed This Astronaut
Beyonce "Trivialized" Challenger Tragedy That Killed 7, Says Widow And NASA
Dec 31, 2013 13:53 PM E
Beyonce's inclusion of the sound effect of the Challenger exploding has offended the widow of the space shuttle's commander, as well as NASA, and rightly so.
Mars One
Mars One Narrows Applicant Pool: 1,058 People Now In The Running To Colonize The Red Planet
Dec 31, 2013 12:31 PM E
From over 200,000 applicants, Mars One has whittled the pool down to 1,058 people. The next rounds will test the candidates physical and mental health. The first group of four people will colonize Mars in 2025, if everything goes as planned.
exoplanet GJ 1214b
Weather On Alien ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Is Cloudy And HOT, According To Observations Made Using Hubble Telescope
Dec 31, 2013 10:34 AM E
Using the Hubble telescope, astronomers have determined that the alien super-Earth planet, GJ 1214b, has temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and a cloud cover of potassium chloride or zinc sulfide.
Space Food
If You’re Weightless In Space, Can You Get Crispy French Fries? Greek Researchers Cooking Up Comfort Food For Astronauts
Dec 29, 2013 10:36 AM E
Researchers at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece are experimenting with the effect of increased gravity on frying potatoes and have found a way to make perfectly crispy French fries in 3-g, which is three times the gravity of Earth.
super ball bot
'Super Ball Bot' Rover: NASA's Crazy Wheel-Free Robot Could Bounce Around Planets One Day [VIDEO]
Dec 27, 2013 16:51 PM E
The Super Ball Bot, a conceptual tensegrity robot, may be the future of rovers sent to other planets and moons. The lightweight, revolutionary robot has no wheels, but is composed of cables and rods instead. Unlike a traditional rover, like Curiosity, multiple Super Ball Bots could be dropped on a planet, coordinating their activity with one another.
midwest fireball
'Fireball' That Lit Up The Midwest Sky Could Have Been A Meteor Or Just Artificial Debris
Dec 27, 2013 14:57 PM E
A fireball lit up the night sky over the Midwest last night. Hundreds of reports from six states flooded in to the American Meteor Society's website. A fireball is a meteor which is at least as bright as Venus in the evening or morning sky.
Artist's rendition of a purple planet.
Exomoon Candidates: Astronomers Find Possible Exomoon 1800 Light Years Away; Could It Host Alien Life?
Dec 27, 2013 09:51 AM E
Astronomers have identified over 1000 possible planets outside of our solar system, but until now had not found a single good exomoon candidate.
Milky Way
'BlackHoleCam' Will Harness Telescopes Around The World To Create First-Ever Image Of Milky Way's Black Hole
Dec 26, 2013 11:25 AM E
The BlackHoleCam will attempt to image the event horizon at the center of the Milky Way, proving that a black hole exists within. The BlackHoleCam will take readings from multiple radio telescopes around the globe to pick up evidence of the event horizon. No image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way has ever been created.
Christmas Eve spacewalk
ISS Spacewalk 2013: Astronauts Make Rare Christmas Eve Repair To Cooling System
Dec 24, 2013 14:28 PM E
ISS astronauts performed a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk today to repair part of the station's cooling system. The Christmas Eve spacewalk was the second one of the week. On Saturday, astronauts removed the faulty cooling pump; they replaced the pump today.
Chelyabinsk
Top 10 Science Stories Of 2013: From Drone Delivery To Exploding Meteors
Dec 24, 2013 12:00 PM E
The International Science Times has gotten together and created the top 10 science stories of 2013, a snapshot of the current state of research, health, and design.
Dents in the Curiosity Rover Wheel
Curiosity Rover Gets Software Upgrade, Its Third Since Initial Mars Landing
Dec 24, 2013 11:28 AM E
The Curiosity Rover, the backbone of NASA's Mars program, needed yet another fix-up last week — the third time since its launch a year ago.
solar flare
Don't Blame The Sun For Climate Change: Solar Activity Has Little Effect on Earth's Temperature, Study Says
Dec 23, 2013 14:02 PM E
Solar activity has little effect on global climate change, according to a new University of Edinburgh study. The researchers compared 1,000 years of tree rings and historical records to determine whether fluctuations in solar activity corresponded to climate change. They found that the sun has little effect, and that the primary causes of climate change were volcanic activity and greenhouse gasses.
Gaia Rocket
Gaia Telescope Launches: Aims To Map A Billion Stars In The Milky Way Galaxy
Dec 21, 2013 17:52 PM E
The European Space Agency successfully launched the Gaia Telescope on Thursday. The telescope is expected to plot one billion stars in the Milky Way on a 3-D map.
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)