wATER plumes on Europa POTENTIAL KEY TO FINDING LIFE

wATER plumes on Europa POTENTIAL KEY TO FINDING LIFE

Europa, a moon of Jupiter thought to harbour a warm, saltwater ocean sloshing beneath a thick, icy crust, has long been considered one of the best spots in the solar system to look for alien beings. Now, citing data collected by NASA’s Galileo probe more than two decades ago, scientists report that giant jets of […]

Menzel 3: This Giant Ant Is Shooting Lasers Through Space

Menzel 3: This Giant Ant Is Shooting Lasers Through Space

A weird nebula shaped like an ant is even stranger than scientists thought. Now, a team of astronomers have discovered it’s shooting lasers into space. This incredibly rare phenomenon, they think, is evidence this nebula is shrouding a double star system. The research was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Stars with a similar […]

Ways to See the Moon and also Venus with 6 Levels of Splitting Up Tonight!

Ways to See the Moon and also Venus with 6 Levels of Splitting Up Tonight!

Now, you probably have actually seen stunning Venus in the west-northwest skies right after sundown. And also tonight (May 17), this dazzling globe will certainly entertain, sharing its part of the skies with a slim (8.5-percent lit up) crescent moon, simply 2 as well as a fifty percent days past brand-new stage. Whenever these 2 […]

WSU research off to space

WSU research off to space

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Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday

Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday

A test of a new percussive drilling technique at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. On May 19, 2018, NASA’s Curiosity rover will test percussive drilling on Mars for the first time since December 2016. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity could get back to its old rock-drilling ways soon. A mechanical […]

Octopuses are not aliens, but boy are they a bunch of beautiful weirdos

Octopuses are not aliens, but boy are they a bunch of beautiful weirdos

We have to stop taking away Mother Nature’s achievements. Every time a creature is quirky or bizarre people say that it must be an alien, when the reality is that evolution is capable of creating some of the strangest, creepiest organisms you could ever fathom. This includes octopuses, which for the record is the correct […]

Plants from outer space are coming to Richland

Plants from outer space are coming to Richland

A handful of seeds will blast off toward outer space early Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The seeds will be planted in the space station next month, and tended as they grow into a wispy weed while the space station orbits Earth at 17,000 miles per hour. The harvest […]

Could Life on Earth Have Come From Space?

Could Life on Earth Have Come From Space?

People who search for aliens on Earth are likely thinking of little green men and flying saucers in the sky, but what if they should be looking at tentacles in the sea? A recent paper claims that octopuses and other cephalopods have their origins on a different planet, brought here as eggs on some asteroid […]