The explosion of an unmanned rocket lifting off for the International Space Station is not only a setback for the space program, but also a disappointment to the hundreds of school children across the country, including here in the Bay Area.
Someone sure upset the sun, because it’s throwing amazing amounts of radiation out in four solar flares this week, with an X3-class solar flare Friday.
Mars is about to dodge a big snowball — a comet that will swing just 82,000 miles above the planet’s surface on Sunday. That’s just a third of the distance between Earth and the Moon, so it’s quite a close call.
Researchers at UC Davis are learning how to use lasers to erase specific memories in mice.
Could we all be living in a massive computer simulation? SETI astronomer Seth Shostak explores how we know if we’re really alive.
$50 Million For Research On Extraterrestrials, Origin Of Life Through NASA Ames’ Astrobiology Institute Announced
Seven research teams will get $50 million dollars over five years to study extraterrestrial life in the universe, the origins of life on earth, and the evolution of future life forms, as part of the Astrobiology Isntitute’s work at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
If we trip across life that’s not of this world, do we blast it or befriend it?
What impact would it have on our society?
SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak debunks Roswell, humanoid visions from Hollywood, and the idea that somehow discovering alien life could ever be kept secret.
The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.
Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.