Articles about Space

The Mars Perseverance Rover Uses The Same Processor As Apple’s 1998 iMac G3
Before Apple made the switch to Intel processors, the company was actually using a series of processors called the PowerPC that was co-developed by Apple, Motorola, and IBM. These processors were used in a number of Apple products, including the colorful iMac G3 computers that some of you might recall from the 1990s.

You Can Now Download The CIA’s Declassified Files On UFOs
Does the US government know more about UFOs than they are letting on? Are there things that they might be hiding from the public? Those are some the questions that many people have asked and entertained for decades, and for those who consider themselves UFO buffs or enthusiasts, you’re in luck.

Scientists Discover Mysterious Radio Signal Coming From A Nearby Star
Some believe that it would be arrogant of us to believe and assume that in the entire universe, we are the only planet that has life on it. Given how expansive the universe is, it would not be a stretch to imagine that there could be some other lifeforms out there that we have yet to discover.

China’s Chang-e 5 Has Successfully Brought Back Rocks From The Moon
While science has definitely helped explain a lot about the world, there are still plenty of things that we as human beings do not understand about the world or the universe in general. However, it seems that we might now be one step closer to learning more about our Earth’s moon.

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Astronomers Discover Cosmic ‘Superhighways’ Take Could Make Space Travel Faster
Traveling in space to distant planets obviously takes time, a lot of time in fact, which means that it could take years for scientists to get the results back from their studies. However, recently astronomers have discovered a cosmic “superhighway” that could cut space travel time considerably.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Discovers Evidence Of A Megaflood On Mars
Living creatures, as we know them (including ourselves), need things like water to survive. Without water, humans and animals would die of dehydration. We also wouldn’t be able to do things like grow crops, which need water in order to grow and thrive, which is why it isn’t just as simple as packing up our bags and flying off to another planet.

Man Becomes Instant Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Home [Update]
Update – Speaking to BBC Indonesia, Hutagalung revealed that he had only sold the meteorite for Rp200 million, which is a little over $14,000. He says he feels cheated and that all the money has since been spent in donations. He also revealed that he did not sell the entire meteorite and kept about 400 grams which he then distributed to family members and also fashioned rings out of them.They […]

Nokia Just Won A Contract To Put 4G On The Moon
The next time you go to the moon and decide you want to snap a photo and post it to social media, you’ll be able to thanks to Nokia who has managed to secure $14.1 million in funding from NASA to help roll out infrastructure that would essentially bring 4G connectivity onto the moon.

NASA Just Sent Up A $23 Million Space Toilet To The ISS
There are a lot of things that we take for granted on Earth that we might not necessarily consider when in space. Take for example the humble pen, which works fine on Earth thanks to gravity, but in space, it’s an entirely different story which is why engineers had to create a special pen designed to work in zero gravity.

Elon Musk Wants To Send People To Mars In 2024
Our planet consists of a finite number of resources that will eventually run out. This is why many are starting to turn towards creating alternative, more sustainable technology, like relying on solar or kinetic energy, and so on. However, it is possible that maybe one day, we would need to seek out living arrangements on a completely different planet.

Researchers Explore Using Chernobyl Fungi As Radiation Shield For Astronauts
There are many challenges that come with sending people into space, one of which is actually protecting the astronauts that are being sent there from issues such as radiation. Given that when in space, astronauts are not protected by the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field, naturally we wouldn’t want them to come back irradiated.

This Is How Fast A Tesla Roadster Equipped With SpaceX Thrusters Looks Like
Ever wondered how fast a car could potentially go if it had rocket thrusters installed on them? We’re not sure how safe it would be, but thanks to @Pslavi on Twitter, he has put together a concept video that uses a bit of video editing to imagine how fast a Tesla Roadster could go (and what it looks like) if it had SpaceX thrusters fitted onto it.

Astronomers Might Have Witnessed The Birth Of A New Planet For The First Time Ever
How was the universe formed? That is a question that many are no doubt curious about. Do planets suddenly just pop into existence? Or were they always there? Now thanks to recent observations made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, scientists might have a better idea.

A Chinese Rocket Just Crashed Uncontrollably Back To Earth
Thanks to our Earth’s atmosphere, a lot of space junk and meteors burn up during entry, thus protecting the rest of us from any real major damage. However, sometimes things don’t always go to plan, such as the case when part of a Chinese rocket re-entered our atmosphere and did not burn up completely.

NASA And Tom Cruise Are Working Together To Film A Movie In Space
When we watch movies that are based in space, there’s almost a 100% certainty that it was shot in some movie studio with a green/blue screen, along with a ton of CGI. However, it seems that if both NASA and actor Tom Cruise have their way, those screens may no longer be necessary.

The Pentagon Has Officially Released Declassified Videos Showing UFOs
Are UFOs real? Over the decades we have come across various stories, photos, and videos that allegedly show UFOs, but it’s hard to tell if those photos and videos are the real deal. For those who wonder if there might life on other planets or galaxies, it’s starting to look like we might not be alone.

NASA Wants To Build A Giant Telescope In One Of The Moon’s Craters
Space is a vast and open place that is still largely unexplored by humans due to the current limitations of our technology. In fact, we are probably in our infancy when it comes to understanding space and knowing what is out there, but it seems that we are taking steps to figure it out.

Scientists Discover Potentially Habitable Planet In Old Kepler Data
The search is on for planets that are inhabitable because due to the finite number of resources we have on Earth, it is possible that one day in the future we might need to seek other planets in order to keep on living. Some planets such as Mars have been proposed as a possibility, but now scientists have discovered another potential.

Breathable Oxygen Found In Another Galaxy For The First Time
Oxygen is extremely important because without it, we would be dead. This is also extremely important when we are looking at potential space travel and maybe finding new planets to inhabit. Now it looks like maybe in the very, very distant future, should we ever find ourselves traveling to another galaxy, there is a chance we might survive there too.

Fungi Feeding Off Chernobyl’s Radiation Could Help Protect Astronauts In Space
You would think that following a nuclear fallout that things in the area would be survive, let alone thrive. However, back in 1991, scientists discovered a strand of fungi that apparently fed off the radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and now fast forward to today, they have discovered that this strand of fungi could have potential use for space travel.