This article originally appeared in the Dec. 17, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The first thing to remember about Moon Village is that it’s not a village on the moon. That disclaimer comes up in nearly every presentation about the concept of an open partnership supporting lunar exploration. “I’m not looking at building some houses,
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Climate change has been on everyone’s tongue lately, with many wondering how this phenomenon is changing our animals. Australian scientists have discovered one way it is altering the behavior of one of our oceanic predators: sharks. According to the study published in the Symmetry magazine, our warming oceans are causing the Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus
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What would convince you that aliens existed? The question came up recently at a conference on astrobiology, held at Stanford University in California. Several ideas were tossed around – unusual gases in a planet’s atmosphere, strange heat gradients on its surface. But none felt persuasive. Finally, one scientist offered the solution: a photograph. There was
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This article originally appeared in the Dec. 17, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Sometime in 2028, competing for attention alongside a presidential election and the return of the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, NASA will return humans to the surface of the moon. A lunar lander will depart the cluster of modules in an elliptical
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Hubble’s advanced camera for surveys identified a number of ultra-distant galaxy clusters, allowing us to probe whether dark energy is a cosmological constant or not. These ultra-distant clusters display star-formation rates far greater than the clusters we observe today. Despite how wondrous this image is, it
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Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They’re so weird, that when Albert Einstein’s equations first predicted the existence of these beasts, he didn’t believe they could actually be real. And you can’t really blame him, because the idea that we have these singularities of space-time intent
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