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.
(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.
Are we the only civilization-building intelligent species that has ever occurred in the universe? It’s one of science’s oldest questions.
Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 has made its way to Uranus and Neptune too.