(WFLA) — NASA and Google have teamed up to let space enthusiasts explore outer space without even having to leave their homes.The two companies released a free, virtual space exploration program called “Access Mars” on Thursday.It virtually transports users, wherever they are, to Earth’s neighboring planet in the solar system.
In mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters.So when a group of Princeton astronomers discovered twin stars, one of which showed signs of having ingested a dozen or more rocky planets, they named them after Kronos and
NASA has announced the launch of the James Webb Telescope has been delayed to 2019. The space agency said the reason for the postponement was not the result of any technical concerns, but that integrating all the elements of the spacecraft was “taking longer than expected.”Initially, NASA said it was
Several of the planets orbiting a nearby star may harbor “substantial amounts” of water, astronomers say, including three planets situated in a habitable part of the star’s solar system.The star—called TRAPPIST-1—is an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away. It is orbited by seven Earth-size planets, according to the
Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion. Type Ia supernovae are one of the most important tools in an astronomer’s toolkit. These bright but brief events are one of just a few reliable “standard candles” that allow us to measure not only vast distances accurately, but also
Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, the country's largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also writes about science for the public, including his recent "The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Things That Will Blow Your Mind" (Johns
French scientists have run computer simulations about the formation of Venus that suggest that “Earth’s Twin” once had a thin ocean of water shortly after it formed.The researchers with the Université Paris-Saclay ran the complex simulation and published their findings in the Journal of Geophysical Research. While today Venus is a barren ball