Astronaut’s blocked vein, treated in space, brings medical insight

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News  (0) With planning in progress to send humans back to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars, both of which will include long periods of exposure to weightlessness, doctors are learning how to treat medical conditions in space -- with implications for treatment back on Earth. Photo by Christina Koch/NASA Jan. [...]

2020-01-05T16:12:47+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Boeing Starliner mission hits snag, misses docking at space station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches an unmanned Boeing Starliner spacecraft at 6:36 a.m. EST Friday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell/UPI | License Photo KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An uncrewed Boeing Starliner space capsule failed to reach the International Space Station after launching [...]

2019-12-21T17:13:05+00:00December 21st, 2019|

Space collisions a growing concern as Earth orbit gets more crowded

By Brooks Hays  (0) The two Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012 and pictured in an artist's conception, operate in the Van Allen Radiation Belt of Earth and suffer the harsh conditions they are studying. Photo by NASA Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Elon Musk sent a tweet Monday via the burgeoning Starlink satellite constellation. The [...]

2019-10-23T13:44:59+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Army inks deal with Blink-182 founder for UFO, weapons research

By Ed Adamczyk  (1) The U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, charged with evaluations of military technology, signed a five-year cooperative agreement last week with the To the Stars Academy, an organization dedicated to examination of unexplained aerial phenomena, including unidentified flying objects. Photo by Jerome Aliotta/CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center/U.S. Army Oct. 21 (UPI) [...]

2019-10-22T14:41:20+00:00October 22nd, 2019|

Water detected on planet in ‘habitable zone’ — a first

By Brooks Hays  (0) An illustration showcases a watery world orbiting within its host star's habitable zone. Photo by UCL Sept. 11 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have detected water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet positioned within its host star's habitable zone. The exoplanet K2-18b, which is located 110 light-years from Earth, completes [...]

2019-09-16T14:19:44+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Newly spotted comet is likely an interstellar traveler

By Brooks Hays  (0) Astronomers suspect the comet C/2019 Q4 -- imaged here by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island -- is just passing through our solar system. Photo by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have identified a new comet, named C/2019 Q4, traveling inbound toward the sun. Early analysis of the [...]

2019-09-14T15:27:24+00:00September 14th, 2019|

U.S. should skip moon, head for Mars, Apollo 11’s Michael Collins says

Michael Collins practices in a simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy Space Center. Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface weeks later on July 20. File Photo courtesy of NASA | License Photo ORLANDO, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is glad to hear more talk about missions to Mars as Saturday's 50th anniversary [...]

2019-07-15T14:28:38+00:00July 15th, 2019|

NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

1 of 4 This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft encountered it on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA via AP) LAUREL, Md. (AP) — [...]

2019-01-03T15:00:55+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

NASA spacecraft opens new year at tiny, icy world past Pluto

1 of 5 In this photo provided by NASA, New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., center, celebrates with school children at the exact moment that the New Horizons spacecraft made the closest approach of Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule, early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Johns Hopkins [...]

2019-01-01T15:20:46+00:00January 1st, 2019|

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

This combination of synthetic aperture radar images taken by JAXA's ALOS-2 satellite and analyzed by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano, center in images, before and after the Dec. 22, 2018, eruption. The images were taken on Aug. 20, 2018, left, and on Dec. 24, 2018, right, respectively. The satellite imagery [...]

2018-12-28T15:49:03+00:00December 28th, 2018|