KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A triad of August liftoffs from the Florida Space Coast inaugurates Monday, Aug. 14 with a science laden commercial SpaceX Dragon bound for the International Space Station (ISS) – loaded with over 3 tons of NASA science, hardware and supplies including a cosmic ray detector, medical research experiments dealing with Parkinson’s disease and lung tissue, vegetable seeds, mice and much more, following a successful engine test firing of the Falcon 9 booster on Thursday.
A new study by scientists from UNLV indicates that astronauts going to Mars will be at an increased risk of cancer caused by exposure to radiation.
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Two studies conducted independently of each other (using data obtained aboard the ISS) have provided a possible glimpse of dark matter
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We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you. But seriously… it wants you dead. The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait joins us for a very special episode of Astronomy Cast where we talk about all the different ways the Universe can take you out. (…)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 343: The […]
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Quick, do you have an Android phone in your pocket? A few small changes and you could help physicists probe more of the curious nature of cosmic rays, high-energy particles that emanate from outside our solar system. Just download an app, cover up your phone’s camera with duct tape, then place it somewhere (running idle) […]