Space

50 years ago, scientists tried to control earthquakes with earthquakes

 Excerpt from the February 8, 1969 issue of Science News SHAKIER GROUND  Oklahoma has experienced an increase in earthquakes…

Rocket Lab to Launch DARPA Satellite in February

A Rocket Lab Electron lifts off Dec. 16 from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The next Electron…

Once Upon a Time on Ryugu: Asteroid Features (and Its Boulders) Get Storybook Names

Maps of the asteroid Ryugu show its newly named craters, grooves, ridges and boulders. (Trinitas and Alice’s Wonderland are nicknames…

New ‘Star Trek: Year Five’ Comic Will Bring the Enterprise’s Mission to a Close

Fans of the original “Star Trek” series know that the show’s opening monologue mentions the Enterprise’s “five year mission” – and…

Why Elon Musk Turned to Stainless Steel for SpaceX’s Starship Mars Rocket

Elon Musk has opened up about a big design change to SpaceX’s interplanetary spaceship. The billionaire entrepreneur announced earlier this…

House Spending Bill Fires Warning Shot at James Webb Space Telescope

The report accompanying a new House appropriations bill expresses “profound disappointment” in NASA and its contractors for the latest JWST…

Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year

 The young birds head north to warmer waters before returning to winter in Antarctica JUMP RIGHT IN  Although on…

A CRISPR gene drive for mice is one step closer to reality

 The genetic tool might one day help control invasive wild rodents DRIVEN OUT  A genetic tool called a gene…

Ordinary cameras can now photograph out-of-sight objects

 The photo-analyzing system works similar to a periscope mirror I SPY  By analyzing a multicolored jumble of light and…

Launch Photos! Blue Origin’s New Shepard Soars on NS-10 Flight for NASA

On the Pad Credit: Blue Origin In this view, New Shepard stands atop the launchpad on the eve of launch.…