Posts tagged as: space

Burning Man Conquers 30 Years in Dusty Nevada Desert

The weeklong counterculture celebration draws tens of thousands of people to the scorching hot, dry lake bed in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Forza Horizon 3 lets you joyride in Halo’s Warthog – CNET

Master Chief's own ride will be added to the upcoming racing game if you've previously played a Halo game on Xbox One.

Joe Sutter, the ‘father of the 747,’ dies at 95 – CNET

Sutter led the engineering team that developed the world's first jumbo jet, as well as being involved with creation of several

Astronomers Don’t Think That So-Called SETI Signal Is Aliens—and Neither Should You

A group of astronomers made many, many headlines after giving a presentation about “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595.” Here's why it's not

This is what morning looks like on the International Space Station – CNET

Living in space has its perks, including mind-blowing views of the sunrise shining on Earth below.

Used SpaceX rocket to launch SES satellite into orbit – CNET

Satellite operator SES aims to be the first company to launch a geostationary satellite on a used Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster.

The amazing technology of space blankets

They appear after shark attacks, marathons, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks like the one in Paris last year. And they have appeared en masse most

The world’s biggest flying observatory

Some people chase celestial bodies. I chase airliners.

The Juno probe has completed its first Jupiter flyby – CNET

The spacecraft entered Jovian orbit in July, and has now completed the first of 36 flybys of the solar system's giant.

Six Scientists Lived in a Tiny Pod for a Year Pretending They Were on Mars

If you can’t go to Mars, the next best place would be a stark, lava-spewing active volcano in Hawaii. Right? The post Six Scientists Lived

This Aquanaut Is Defining the Next Era of Spaceflight

Astronaut Megan McArthur spent 16 days aboard the underwater Aquarius Reef Base, conducting research in an environment that simulates space exploration. The post This Aquanaut

Mars simulation crew ‘return to Earth’ after year in isolation

A crew of intrepid astronauts have emerged after a year on Mars... kind of.

Mice Hitch a Ride Home on SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX's Dragon made its grand return to Earth this morning.

Who’s the deadliest cybernetic villain in movies? Hint: Cartman would approve – CNET

An entertaining analysis examines Darth Vader, Agent Smith and a dozen other baddies, and comes up with one colossal champion.

Y’all Need to Chill About Proxima Centauri b

Proxima Centauri b’s nearby neighborhood heightens humans’ perception of its value, which is still questionable. The post Y'all Need to Chill About Proxima Centauri b

No Man’s Sky getting new PS4 patch this week – CNET

After the patch is released, around 90 percent of crashing problems will have been resolved, Hello Games says.

Storm’s a Comin’! Quick, Let’s Put the House on Stilts

All along the New Jersey coast, homeowners are raising their houses. Ira Wagner captures the trend. The post Storm’s a Comin’! Quick, Let’s Put the

Hillary Clinton says she’s embarrassed by her emails – CNET

Technically Incorrect: After a judge orders the release of 15,000 more emails from Clinton's private server, the Democratic candidate tells late-night host Jimmy Kimmel they're

The CraveCast celebrates half a century of Star Trek – CNET

With so many galaxies to explore, it shouldn't be a surprise the USS Enterprise and the rest of Starfleet are still at it 50 years

Mozilla Wants You to Help Redesign Its Logo. Seriously

Most rebrandings happen behind closed doors. Mozilla wanted to try something different. The post Mozilla Wants You to Help Redesign Its Logo. Seriously appeared first

NASA finds missing spacecraft

Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B.

It’s been 50 years since Earth was first photographed from the moon – CNET

On this Day in History: On August 23, 1966, NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from the moon's distance.

The wispy fragments of an exploded binary star – CNET

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the remnants of a supernova several thousand years ago.

3 Ways to Use Veggies and Herbs in Your Home Decor

Entertaining expert Chadwick Boyd explains how he creates centerpieces using seasonal herbs and veggies.

Space Photos of the Week: Star Shrapnel Comin’ Through!

Space photos of the week, August 14 — 20, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Star Shrapnel Comin' Through! appeared first on WIRED.

‘Kenobi: A Star Wars Story’ fan-made teaser explores Obi-Wan’s past – CNET

With the promise of more Star Wars spin-off films on the horizon, a fan is rooting for a deep-dive into the world of Obi-Wan Kenobi,

NASA ‘Mars Day’ Puts Spotlight on How We’ll Get There

Getting humans to Mars, one of Earth's nearest planetary neighbors, has been an endless source of fascination for NASA.

Vlog your heart out in 4K and 360 at YouTube’s new London Space – CNET

The new hub features the world's first Creator Store, where the most famous YouTubers can sell their merch to fans.

Watching a star explode

Amidst the billions of stars in the Milky Way, astronomers have witnessed the evolution of one as it exploded in what's known as a classical

NASA is weeks away from launching an asteroid-thumping spacecraft – CNET

The Osiris-Rex will set off in September to high-five and sample an asteroid while helping to figure out how to keep space rocks from slamming

Astronomers capture the crazy explosion of a white dwarf star – CNET

Scientists observe a small, distant star system for years until one day it appears bigger and brighter in the night sky -- much brighter.

Will climate change stop the Summer Olympics?

Climate change could threaten the Olympic Games as we know them, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Taraji P. Henson Is a NASA Math Whiz in First Hidden Figures Trailer

The movie, about the careers of African-American women during the Space Race in the 1960s, hits theaters early next year.

Was Venus once habitable?

Imagine a mostly dead planet with a heavy, toxic atmosphere 90 times thicker than ours and surface temperatures that reach 864 degrees: hot enough to

Watch as SpaceX Fires (and Hopefully Lands) Another Rocket

Right now, people care about launches and landings. In many ways, if SpaceX does everything right for long enough, very few people will

Space Photos of the Week: Don’t Tell This Irregular Galaxy What to Do

Space photos of the week, August 7–13, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Don’t Tell This Irregular Galaxy What to Do appeared first

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Really Outdo Itself Tonight

This year's abnormally heavy shower is all thanks to the outsized gravitational pull of the gas giant Jupiter. The post The Perseid Meteor Shower Will

Mysterious object discovered in strange orbit beyond Neptune – CNET

The trans-Neptunian object has been nicknamed Niku, and no one knows why it is spinning around the sun backward.

Incredible Rocket Photos, Huh? Yeah, a 16-Year-Old Took Them

John Kraus is one of the youngest spaceflight photojournalists in the US. And he's awesome. The post Incredible Rocket Photos, Huh? Yeah, a 16-Year-Old Took

Star Trek fan gets starry-eyed, and emotional, at her first convention – CNET

These are the voyages of a dedicated Star Trek fan boldly roaming across the bridge of the Enterprise, shaking Sulu's hand and seeing Captain Kirk

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