The conversation Bangladesh at 50: a nation created in violence and still scarred from a troubled childbirth Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012. AP Photo / Pavel …Read More »
China and Russia reveal joint plan for lunar space station
China and Russia announced earlier this week that they had partnered to build a lunar research station. Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said in a statement on Tuesday that it had signed an …Read More »
An asteroid the size of the Golden Gate Bridge will make a “very close encounter” with Earth on the first full day of spring.
An asteroid similar in size to the Golden Gate Bridge will swiftly pass Earth later this month, the largest and fastest asteroid to pass near our planet this year. But don’t worry, …Read More »
What fed the great brains of humans? The controversial article proposes a new hypothesis.
Over the course of the Pleistocene epoch, between 2.6 million years ago and 11,700 years ago, the brains of humans and their relatives grew. Now, Tel Aviv University scientists have a new …Read More »
Trump’s Moon program survived a transfer of power, so what’s next?
The Trump administration’s Moon-to-Mars program has already sidestepped the fate of many previous presidential space programs: cancellation under new leadership. Last month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the Biden administration’s …Read More »
‘Moon Registry’ catalogs the human heritage left on the lunar surface
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NASA is naming the rocks and soil of Mars in the Navajo language
The Perseverance rover team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in the language, according to NASA. And it includes a rock called “Máaz,” …Read More »
Large asteroid will pass Earth on March 21: NASA
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NASA publishes audio recordings of the first sounds of the wind on Mars
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Physicists measure the smallest gravitational field yet
Physicists measure the smallest gravitational field yet Skip to main content Plus Toggle menu MENU Open search dialog Close search menu Discover more about Physics World Copyright © 2021 by IOP Publishing …Read More »