Science, Space & Technology
Dormant for over 25 years, NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, known simply as ISEE-3, will soon begin a new series of scientific missions under the guidance of civilian engineers who purchased control of the craft from the space agency this past May.
According to a new proposal based on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data, lunar pits (like the one seen here) may be the ideal location for future human colonies on the moon.
At the German Aerospace Center in Bremen, engineers are developing greenhouses to provide food for a potential Mars colony or lunar habitat.
With an eye on the future of American spaceflight, US Defense agency DARPA has awarded contracts to three aerospace companies for the design of their Experimental Spaceplane Project (seen here in an artist's conceptual drawing).
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced a process to name the growing number of exoplanets or worlds beyond our solar system, with a public vote planned in 2015.
2 powerful solar X-flares were seen about an hour apart back in June (check out video). Yet, overall the recent peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle has turned out to be one of the quieter ones.
On Saturday, NASA's tested its own "flying saucer," the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
In a time travel experiment on the quantum level, researchers have simulated the interaction between two photons (particles of light) moving through time.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention.
A stunning view of the "Whirlpool Galaxy" (Messier 51) has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about how Canadian scientists have reportedly proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties.
NASA's Cassini orbiter captured the moment Saturn's moon Prometheus impacted the planet's outermost ring.
While still years away from possibly ever being completed or executed, NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts department recently granted $100,000 in funding to a dozen exotic new projects.
Equipped with an array of visual, audio, and touch sensors, a robot recently exhibited in Japan is being touted as a breakthrough development in the quest to create an automaton which can understand human emotions.
If a new fertility technique is approved, babies could be created from three parents.
The US Air Force has given notice to Congress that it plans to shutdown the HAARP facility in Alaska after a final experiment in June.
George Knapp shares some news items that have recently caught his attention, including an article on Facebook detecting what users are listening to or watching, John Steinbeck's plea for deep-sea exploration, and new research on an anti-love drug.
George Knapp shares a number of items of recent interest, including his I-Team reports on Bob Lazar, 25 years later.
Our world appears as a tiny blue marble as it rises above the moon in a new NASA photo captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The Curiosity Rover recently collected samples from a Martian sandstone, boring deep within the rock.
NASA has released images of a new prototype spacesuit called Z-2, elements of which may be incorporated on an eventual trip to Mars.
The mysterious substance known as dark matter may cause lethal meteors and asteroids to be flung at Earth, according to a new theory by Harvard scientists.
George Knapp shares a number of items and articles including a photo at the Area 51 Exhibit at the Atomic Testing Museum, with Bob Lazar on the right, George in the middle, and Gene Huff on the left.
A newfound planet known as Kepler-186f, which orbits a dwarf star about 490 light-years away, is the closest to Earth in size yet found.
A mysterious object in the outer edge of Saturn's ring may be a new moon that is in the process of forming.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the first of four "blood moon" total lunar eclipses will occur, with the three others following at six month intervals.
Astronauts will soon be growing their own lettuce aboard the ISS as part of a new project due to arrive later this week via the Space X Dragon cargo ship.
The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back a photo from Mars that shows a strange bright light that appears to emanate from the planet's surface.
George Knapp shares some items that have recently caught his attention, including an article about the strange cattle mutilation mystery.
George Knapp shares some news items that have recently caught his attention, including articles on two new planetary systems discovered by the Lick Observatory's Automated Planet Finder, photographic evidence of animal mistreatment behind the scenes at Animal Planet, and former Beatle John Lennon's 1974 UFO sighting in New York City.