For the first time, scientists have grown plants in lunar land. It didn’t go well

When the Artemis program bring humans back to the moon in (hopefully) a few years, there are considerable logistics to be sorted out to keep such fragile beings alive in such a hostile environment. The question of food is not the least. Space agencies involved with the International Space Station are now very experienced in … Read more

Octopuses tragically destroy each other after mating. We can finally know why

The octopuses are condemned to be orphans from the youngest age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few … Read more

These eerie moans are a real sound wave from a supermassive black hole

We may not be able to hear sound in space, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. In 2003, astronomers detected something truly amazing: acoustic waves propagating through the gas surrounding a supermassive black hole250 million light years away. We wouldn’t be able to hear them at their current pitch. Emanating from the supermassive black … Read more

These eerie moans are a real sound wave from a supermassive black hole

We may not be able to hear sound in space, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. In 2003, astronomers detected something truly amazing: acoustic waves propagating through the gas surrounding a supermassive black hole250 million light years away. We wouldn’t be able to hear them at their current pitch. Emanating from the supermassive black … Read more

Astronauts have distinct brain changes even months after returning to Earth

Plunged in free fall for months, our bodies adjust so that make a long list of health problems for space travelers. The latest assessment of the warping effect of microgravity on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that run through our brains, revealing concerning changes that linger in astronauts between missions. … Read more

Astronauts have distinct brain changes even months after returning to Earth

Plunged in free fall for months, our bodies adjust so that make a long list of health problems for space travelers. The latest assessment of the warping effect of microgravity on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that run through our brains, revealing concerning changes that linger in astronauts between missions. … Read more

Space hotel scheduled to open in 2025, second hotel for up to 400 people scheduled to open in 2027: Orbital Assembly

Waking up in a swanky hotel room with a view of the solar system could be the future of travel, at least if space company Orbital Assembly has something to say about it. The US-based company has revealed new information and concepts for its space hotel idea, whose designs have been in orbit since 2019. … Read more

Lunar soil can be turned into air and fuel for lunar astronauts

Since the first moon landing in 1969, the goal of establishing lunar colonies has long been. After all, the moon has water we could use, underground caves we could inhabit, and now, it seems, an indigenous means of generating a stable source of usable energy. With NASA’s upcoming Artemis project aiming to bring humans back … Read more

Google-led Hangar One redesign in Mountain View is in full swing

Hangar One and Shenandoah Plaza at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, after completion of site restoration and renovation, concept. Hangar One and Shenandoah Plaza at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, after completion of site restoration and renovation, concept. (NASA Ames Research Center) MOUNTAIN VIEW — The restoration of Hangar One, a Silicon Valley … Read more