Fifty years ago, humans took the first full photo of Earth from space – the climate crisis means it's time for another

Photographing the full Earth from space could provide a profound and timely reminder of its vulnerability in the face of climate change.

Robert Poole, Professor of History, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Nov. 5, 2021 ~7 min

50 years ago, humans took the first full photo of Earth from space – the climate crisis means it's time for another

Photographing the full Earth from space could provide a profound and timely reminder of its vulnerability in the face of climate change.

Robert Poole, Professor of History, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Nov. 5, 2021 ~7 min


Comet’s intense heat turned sand to glass 12,000 years ago

Heat from a comet exploding just above the ground in what is now the Atacama Desert in Chile fused sandy soil into patches of glass around 12,000 yeas ago.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 5, 2021 ~7 min

A small telescope past Saturn could solve some mysteries of the universe better than giant telescopes near Earth

Such a mission could be developed soon, allowing astrophysicists to take selfies of the solar system and use the Sun’s gravity as a lens to peer deep into space.

Michael Zemcov, Associate Professor of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Nov. 1, 2021 ~9 min

Half of space travelers experience back pain

Back pain affects more than 50% of people who go to space, research indicates. The condition is now dubbed "space adaptation back pain."

Vanessa Wasta-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Oct. 28, 2021 ~7 min

US Companies Seek to Develop Private Space Stations

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 27, 2021 ~5 min

Mars-made rocket fuel could get astronauts back to Earth

A new way to make rocket fuel on Mars to launch astronauts back to Earth uses three simple ingredients: carbon dioxide, sunlight, and frozen water.

Jason Maderer-Georgia Tech • futurity
Oct. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for 'space business park'

His space company Blue Origin hopes its venture will replace the International Space Station.

bbcnews
Oct. 26, 2021 ~3 min


Musk v Bezos: real rivals or fake feud? Our research gives a clue

Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs cooperate closely behind the scenes.

Ben Little, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Politics, University of East Anglia • conversation
Oct. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Neutron star collisions are a “goldmine” of heavy elements, study finds

Mergers between two neutron stars have produced more heavy elements in last 2.5 billion years than mergers between neutron stars and black holes.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2021 ~7 min

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