Last week, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy on its maiden voyage to Mars and the Asteroid Belt, surpassing even SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's own expectations for the mission. We know it exceeded his expectations based on his reaction to the launch itself: Holy flying fuck, that thing took off! Indeed it did, and it's…Read More
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For those of you who watched SpaceX launch the Falcon Heavy yesterday, there's good news, there's great news, there's bad news, then there's interesting news. As I wrote about before, the measure of success for this mission was to just get the rocket off Launchpad 39A before the thing exploded, so it didn't damage the…Read More
By Dan | January 22, 2018 | Category Science!
We're just barely three weeks into 2018, and already we have weird things happening. No, I'm not talking about the government shutdown or cute penguins jumping into research boats or things exploding in the sky over Detroit. I'm talking about the 'Tide Pod Challenge.' The history of the Tide Pod Challenge meme is not as…Read More
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the UK Met Office, and other groups that monitor the planet's thermostat, 2017 was by far the warmest year to occur without an El Niño event, which can boost ocean and air temperatures and was partly responsible for propelling 2016 to the top spot on the…Read More
Last night around 8:10 Eastern time, a giant fireball lit up the sky over Michigan, and was seen as far away as Pennsylvania and Missouri. The American Meteor Society received over 355 reports of the event from seven states. For a meteor, the rock was moving rather slow, clocking in right around 28,000 miles per…Read More