If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology albert-einstein black-holes gravity space stars

TRAPPIST-1’s ‘habitable’ planets might be lousy for life

A shower of high-energy particles and nearby planets' gravitational pull may make planets in the "habitable zone" of the TRAPPIST-1 system anything but.

Emily Walla-Arizona | April 21, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology alien-life exoplanets gravity space stars tides

Twin astronauts show how mitochondria handle space

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space. His twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on Earth. Here's how their mitochondria compare.

Mollie Rappe-Brown | April 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine astronauts microgravity mitochondria muscles siblings space twins

Years-old Mars rover gets a new trick

Six and a half years into its mission on the red planet, scientists are still finding new ways to use NASA's Curiosity rover.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Feb. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology gravity mars mars-rover nasa planets space

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