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NASA administrator promises not to leave International Space Station without alternative plan

Today, NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, spoke openly with a group of reporters in Washington, DC on NASA's direction, ranging from deep space rockets to climate change. During this hour's long round table discussion, he maintained NASA's commitment to studying the Earth from space, as well as continuing overcrowding and delayed projects such as James Webb Space Telescope and Space …

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How do you weigh a galaxy? Especially who you are in?

Our Winter Street's main neighbor, Andromeda Galaxy, spans over 220,000 light years over. Two of its dwarf satellite galaxies, Messier 110 (bottom left) and Messier 32 (above Andromeda's central bulge) appear as bright white spots in the image. Credit: Adam Block / University of Arizona A new technique for estimating the mass of galaxies promises more reliable results, especially when …

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The world's oldest footsteps discovered on the old seabed

The traces and holes in southern China's Dengying formation, dating to the Ediacaran period. Credit: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (NIGP) Neil Armstrong left the first footprint on the moon, July 20, 1969. But what about the earth – when did animals leave footprints here? While we do not know exactly when the animals first left trails on our …

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Asteroid Hurtling Against Earth Explodes Over Africa

A small asteroid recently discovered by astronomers burned in the sky in southern Africa on Saturday night. The asteroid, named 2018 LA, was discovered just a few hours before impact and was on a collision course with the Earth but it was decomposed safely in the atmosphere. Asteroids are rocky metal bodies that circulate the sun. NASA regularly keeps track …

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Unhurried hurricanes: The study says that tropical cyclones slow down

Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 12:08, Wednesday 6 June, 2018 Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP FILE – In this Friday, September 1, 2017 movie image, homes are surrounded by water from the flooded Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Freeport, Texas. According to a study released Wednesday, June 6, 2018, tropical cyclones around the world move slightly …

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Researchers are doing a sustainable way of printing large objects from cellulose

June 6 (UPI) – Researchers have developed a way to print sustainably large objects with cellulose, a performance previously complicated by a variety of scaling problems and environmental considerations. Since cellulose is one of the most widely available commercially available compounds, material researchers have tried to find ways to use it in additive production. However, previous methods gave too many …

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