Astronomy & Space news

Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone

A new theory to explain global warming was revealed at a meeting at the University of Leicester (UK) and is being considered for publication in the journal "Science First Hand". The controversial theory has ...

Mar 14, 2006 2.8 / 5 (1073) 0

MIT Researchers Take Space Suit to Next Level

Researchers in the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have begun this month to push a revolutionary new space suit design from investigation to initial development, aiming ...

Feb 08, 2006 4.8 / 5 (103) 0 feature

New evidence for a Dark Matter Galaxy

New evidence that VIRGOHI 21, a mysterious cloud of hydrogen in the Virgo Cluster 50 million light-years from the Earth, is a Dark Galaxy, emitting no star light, was presented today at the American Astronomical ...

Jan 12, 2006 4.8 / 5 (43) 1

No winner in 'space elevator' competition

It sounds like science fiction, but a competition was held during the weekend for the design of a "space elevator." A three-day competition at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., ended Sunday, but with no ...

Oct 24, 2005 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Black Holes Aren't So Black

Common wisdom holds that we can never see a black hole because nothing can escape it - not even light. Fortunately, black holes aren't completely black. As gas is pulled into a black hole by its strong gravitational force, ...

Oct 03, 2005 3.2 / 5 (5) 0

Oceanic ecosystem in the wake of hurricanes

A federal program to rebuild the ecosystems of the Louisiana Delta at the mouth of the Mississippi River took a hit last month when Hurricane Katrina roared through the gulf. The Golden Meadow Plant Materials ...

Oct 02, 2005 not rated yet 0 feature