Sun sets on Dawn spacecraft’s asteroid belt mission

Artist's concept showing Dawn arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres

After 11 years exploring the asteroid belt, NASA's Dawn mission has come to the end. On Monday, the space agency confirmed that all contact has been lost with the deep space probe after it failed to make two scheduled communications with the Deep Space Network (DSN) on October 31 and

First Bose-Einstein Condensate Created In Space


An international team of physicists reports that they have successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate in space for the first time. In the study published this past week in Nature, the group describes how they created a small device capable of producing a Bose-Einstein condensate, attached it to a rocket, and the

Researchers confirm Earth’s inner core is solid


A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could help us understand how our planet was formed.Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and PhD Scholar Than-Son Phạm are confident they now have direct proof the earth's inner core is solid.They came up with a way to detect shear waves, or

Another NASA Space Telescope Sidelined by Glitch

The image is a combination of data from three telescopes: the Chandra X-ray Observatory (illustration shown), the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope

Another NASA space telescope is out of commission, at least for the time being.The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has been observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, entered a protective "safe mode" on Wednesday (Oct. 10), NASA officials announced."All systems functioned as expected and the scientific instruments are safe," agency