NASA may have just improved our potential for deep space exploration by inventing a new type of autonomous space navigation. Known as Station Explorer for X-Ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, the technology uses pulsars — rotating neutron stars that emit electromagnetic radiation — to determine the location of objects in space. The way…Read More
Monthly Archives: January 2018
Twice now, SpaceX has demonstrated that it's Dragon Capsule can be sent into space, complete its mission, return to Earth, and then fly another mission to space. This most recently happened this past Saturday, when the capsule returned from docking with the International Space Station and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The capsule had…Read More
This was a neat week for space enthusiasts and those who love space photos. We had SpaceX launch a mission that they claim went fine but the government says is lost, and a supermassive black hole "burping," there's been a lot of news to take in! But also this week, NASA released a visualization of…Read More
Rejoice, Cosmos fans! It was announced today that the Carl Sagan documentary series, Cosmos, has been approved for a second season by Fox. The show is now hosted by our favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The new season of the show will be called Cosmos: Possible Worlds. The Verge reported: The networks made the announcement…Read More
By Staff | January 11, 2018 | Category Science!
In the early 2000s, a deadly gut infection began to surge. After decades of lurking in intestines and hospitals—more opportunistic nuisance than lethal threat—the bacterium Clostridium difficile abruptly exploded, spreading rapidly and causing more severe diarrheal disease than ever before. By 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that C. diff infected nearly…Read More
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