NASA Fact-Checks Goop Over Wearable Body Stickers – Vanity Fair

NASA Fact-Checks Goop Over Wearable Body Stickers – Vanity Fair

Goop! Gwyneth Paltrow’s magical health-and-lifestyle Web site promises that if you just excavate your colon with rainbow beams weekly, you’ll live the same life as a beautifully toned, charmed, Oscar-winning actress with a staff of at least 20 churning out content. It would be your best life, really. You’d sleep in a yurt that costs […]

I Chased an Eclipse at 60000 Feet (and Set a World Record) – NBCNews.com

“Concorde ready to intercept the fleeting shadow. Poised like a falcon at the runway awaiting the time, 10:08 UT, to fly up and snare the shadow. The long months of preparation are about complete — the corona to be viewed against the purple sky of space, darkened still further to reveal in full contrast the […]

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover – New York Times

The camera has also taken pictures of NASA’s Viking and Phoenix landers. A Russian amateur may have also spotted Mars 3, the Soviet spacecraft that set down on Mars in 1971, although that identification was not conclusive. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The orbiter has also provided hints into Mars spacecraft that failed. When […]

NASA’s Mars rover is really good at laser-blasting rocks without human input – The Verge

For the last year, the Curiosity rover has been studying the surface of Mars with more independence than ever before, saving human time and energy. The partly autonomous exploration is also helping people sidestep the constraints of working across vast distances in space. This new capability is powered by software called Autonomous Exploration for Gathering […]

Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out – Washington Post

Stephen Hawking on a New York stage during the announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative in April 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Humans are overdue for a return trip to the moon, Stephen Hawking has just opined. Speaking on Tuesday at the Starmus Festival, a science-slash-musical gathering, the astrophysicist offered two parts doom cut with one part […]

August solar eclipse may be most viewed ever – CBS News

On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that will race across the heartland of America at some 1,500 mph, moving over 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina as the United States experiences its first total eclipse of the sun since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast […]

PLATO spacecraft to find new Earth-like exoplanets – Phys.Org

Astronomers didn’t know, 20 years ago, whether planets existed around any stars other than the Sun. All that changed in 1995 with the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting the star 51 Pegasi. And by the beginning of 2014, more … PLATO spacecraft to find new Earth-like exoplanets – Phys.Org