Recasting the iconic Carrington Event as just one of many superstorms in Earth’s past, scientists reveal the potential for even more massive, and potentially destructive, eruptions from the sun
Sept. 17, 2021 • ~16 min
The rocket engines that lauched Apollo 11 towards the moon had 5,600 parts each. 3D-printed equivalents have just 40.
Sept. 17, 2021 • ~7 min
In the past decade, the number of satellites in orbit has skyrocketed thanks to tiny electronics and cheap launches. The crowded night sky is posing problems for astronomers and astronauts.
Sept. 17, 2021 • ~6 min
James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why
The largest orbital telescope ever made will allow astronomers to study the atmospheres of alien planets, learn about how stars form in the Milky Way and peer into the farthest reaches of the universe.
Sept. 15, 2021 • ~9 min