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Scientists believe that sex in space would be a nightmare

Scientists believe that sex in space would be a nightmare

Sex in space is a logistical nightmare with problems ranging from floating fluids to shrinking manhoods, a NASA-funded scientist says. John Millis, a physicist and astronomer, spoke to The Sun Online about the issues faced by consenting astronauts who wish to engage in rumpy-pumpy in micro-gravity. Millis, of Anderson University in Indiana, compared sex in

Scientists measure the brightness of the universe more accurately

Scientists measure the brightness of the universe more accurately

You’d think that it would be virtually impossible to determine the collective brightness of the observable universe, but a team of scientists has come surprisingly close. They’ve completed the most accurate measurement of the universe’s light to date using both reams of Fermi Space Telescope gamma ray data and some unusual tricks. They searched for the background light of the

Networks investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Sexual Misconduct Claim

Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and host of the popular television show “Cosmos,” is being investigated by National Geographic networks amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The Web site Patheos reported on Thursday that Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, an associate physics professor at Bucknell, was “felt up” by Tyson after taking a photo with him at a 2009

NASA’s InSight delivers amazing Mars photos

NASA’s spacecraft that landed on Mars on Monday has beamed back its first clear photo of the desolate Red Planet. “There’s a quiet beauty here. Looking forward to exploring my new home,” NASA tweeted late Monday, hours after its new InSight lander touched down. The image came after the rover had earlier sent back a somewhat

International Space Station is full of mysterious bugs

The International Space Station is infested with mysterious space bugs that may be leaving astronauts at risk of “serious harm,” according to a new study. Scientists discovered a thriving ecosystem of “infectious organisms” aboard the station which are similar to bugs found in hospitals on Earth. A NASA team found five different varieties of Enterobacter,

NASA Announces 2020 Rover Landing site

It’s been many years in the making, but NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission is currently in the home stretch. Scientists and engineers are working hard on all the hardware that the rover will use to do its job, but up until today, NASA still hadn’t actually decided where on the Red Planet the rover would land. Now

Mysterious signal from Space is not NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover has been sitting still on Mars since June. It was then that a massive dust storm began to swallow up the planet, cutting off the sunlight to the rover’s solar panels and forcing it to go dormant. The Opportunity team has been waiting patiently for the rover to wake back up

NASA predicts people on Mars in 25 years

NASA predicts people on Mars in 25 years

US space agency NASA believes it can put humans on Mars within 25 years but the technological and medical hurdles are immense. Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on the Red Planet, top NASA

There is a creepy orange “airglow” around the earth

No, you’re not looking at a strange alien planet or the Earth through an Instagram filter – this orange glow is known as an airglow, courtesy of NASA. According to the space agency, the airglow is “diffuse bands of light that stretch 50 to 400 miles into our atmosphere.” It typically occurs when molecules, largely nitrogen and oxygen,

SpaceX’s Starman and Tesla Roadster now surpass Mars

Time flies when you’re cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster, huh? It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly nine months since SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, sending a test payload into sun-centric orbit, but here we are. Now, the only passenger that took part in the adventure officially made his way past Mars,

Elon Musk said he “likes the idea” of Trump’s space Force

Elon Musk said he "likes the idea" of Trump's space Force

In a wide-ranging podcast, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he likes the idea of President Trump’s Space Force, even if the idea is controversial. Speaking with the co-founder of Recode and technology journalist Kara Swisher, Musk said Trump’s idea of a sixth military branch is intriguing. “Well, this may be a little controversial, but

Russia says its doomed rocket has been damaged before take-off, causing the launch to fail

It was just a couple of days ago that Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that its probe into the Soyuz rocket failure had officially wrapped up. The investigation concluded that a malfunctioning sensor was the culprit, and that it failed to adequately separate the first and second rocket stages, causing one piece of the spacecraft to slam

Scientists make artificial Martian dirt, will sell it to you for $20

Scientists make artificial Martian dirt, will sell it to you for $20

Scientists don’t expect to get their hands on Martian soil anytime soon, so they’re making their own. Created by University of Central Florida astrophysicists, this red soil, called Mars “simulant,” is designed to give researchers a useful approximation of the actual, far-off extraterrestrial soil. This might be especially relevant for testing the growth of crops,

Japan Space Robots Start Asteroid Survey

Japan Space Robots Start Asteroid Survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan’s space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world’s first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The

NASA Telescope Discovers Two New Planets

NASA telescope two new planets

ORLANDO, Fla. – A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar