Early Thursday morning, a new and powerful effort was underway to explore a mystery 1,500 light-years away. West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope was hard at work, sucking up information about a strange winking star.
Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum that expands in all directions at the speed of light.
Once you’re comfortable creating communication between yourself, your camera, and the universe at night, it’s time to bring those technical and creative skills together to create an interesting nighttime image.
The EM Drive is going to get its feather drop, after a fashion. The famous feather drop was about proving something everybody already believed: Drop a feather and a hammer in a vacuum and, without air resistance, they will accelerate downward at the same rate.
An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally figure out – once and for all – if it really is possible for a rocket engine to generate thrust without any kind of exhaust or propellant.
(CNN)Imagine a mostly dead planet with a heavy, toxic atmosphere 90 times thicker than ours and surface temperatures that reach 864 degrees: hot enough to melt lead. That would be Venus, often called Earth’s twin because they’re similar in size. You couldn’t live there if you wanted to.
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One finally has a new trailer, and it features the biggest villain in the history of Star Wars: Darth Vader himself.