Category: Science News

Astronomers Spot Gargantuan ‘X-ray Chimneys’ in the Center of Our Galaxy

The monster black hole that anchors our galaxy is safely 28,000 light years away from Earth. That’s a good thing, too. The region around that back hole is overflowing...

NASA Snaps Stunning Photos of Supersonic Aircraft

Until Elon Musk can fly us around the world in a rocket, conventional air travel is the fastest way from point A to point B. It hasn’t gotten any faster over the...

NASA Halts InSight Drilling Instrument on Mars After Hitting Obstacle

Things have been going swimmingly for NASA’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. After a textbook landing, InSight found itself in a nice, flat area perfect for...

FarFarOut Might Be the Most Distant Object in the Solar System

We used to think we had a pretty good picture of the solar system. There were nine planets, and Pluto was a little weird, but it was undeniably a planet. Then, we...

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Probe Is About to Shoot an Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe has been staking out the asteroid Ryugu for several months now, and the time has almost arrived for the spacecraft to start taking shots at...

After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After...

NASA Finds Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s ice sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, so scientists are naturally interested in how it’s changing with the climate and what’s under...

Mars One Is Dead, but It Was Doomed From the Start

We haven’t heard much lately from Mars One, the company that promised to send people to colonize Mars as part of a reality TV show. It’s looking like we won’t hear...

New Star Trek-like ‘Replicator’ Prints 3D Objects With Light

3D printing technology has been around for years, but it hasn’t taken off as many industry-watchers expected. One of the major issues is that 3D printing even small...

Scientists Turn Brain Scans Into Intelligible Speech With Neural Network

Stephen Hawking was perhaps the most famous user of “vocoder” speech synthesis hardware, but he was not alone. People all over the world are unable to speak on their...