78.1 F
Los Angeles

NASA Denies Trump’s Request to Send Astronauts Past the Moon on New Rocket

When NASA launches its new big rocket for the first time — more than a year and a half from now, at the earliest — there will be no...

Fossil Find Could Rewrite the Record of Life on Earth

Researchers have found 3.5 billion-year-old fossilized microbial deposits in Western Australia, which could provide clues on the emergence of life on Earth — and other planets. Ancient hot spring deposits...

Satellite for broadband on-the-go next in rapid-fire SpaceX launch campaign

A powerhouse communications satellite owned by Inmarsat has been fueled for liftoff on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission...

Supreme Court Will Not Review Case Challenging Critical Habitat Of Polar Bears In The...

In a path breaking motion on Monday, May 1, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. federal agency...

Here’s what Cassini heard as it made its daring dive between Saturn and its...

As the Cassini spacecraft swooped between Saturn and its innermost ring on April 26th, one of its instruments listened for the sounds of its passage through the heretofore unexplored...

California says oceans could rise higher than thought

New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on...

If Mars Is Colonized, We May Not Need to Ship In the Bricks

We often wonder if somewhere hidden on Mars are the building blocks for life. But what about building blocks for a civilization? A new study suggests that the material humanity...

Antarctica’s Blood Falls: not so mysterious, but still freaky as heck

You may have seen headlines proclaiming that the great mystery of Antarctica's "Blood Falls" has finally been solved. That's a little silly, because the big mystery—the question of why...

SpaceX is about to launch its first big satellite for the US military this...

This weekend, SpaceX is slated to do its very first national security mission for the US military — sending a spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office....

SpaceX and Boeing’s New ISS Crew Vehicles Will Also Serve as Emergency ‘Lifeboats’

New commercial crew spacecraft for the International Space Station will also work as temporary shelters, or even fly crew home, if there is an emergency in space. New commercial crew...