Astronauts Can Now Watch 4K Streaming Video on the Station

We take high definition streaming for granted in many parts of the world. Even now, as…

The Shelf Life of Many Medications Is Shorter Than A Round Trip To Mars

Check any container of over-the-counter medicine, and you’ll see its expiration date. Prescription medicines have similar…

Astronomers Have Tools That Can Help Detect Deepfake Images

There’s a burgeoning arms race between Artificial Intelligence (AI) deepfake images and the methods used to…

A Pair of CubeSats Using Ground Penetrating Radar Could Map The Interior of Near Earth Asteroids

Characterizing near-Earths asteroids (NEAs) is critical if we hope to eventually stop one from hitting us.…

New Horizons Measures the Background Light of the Universe

Think about background radiation and most people immediately think of the cosmic background radiation and stories…

Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope To Unlock Mysteries of Black Holes

The prospect of actually resolving the event horizon of black holes feels like the stuff of…

Astro-Challenge: Catching Pluto at Opposition 2024

Why July 2024 is a prime time to see distant Pluto before it fades from view.…

The Ultraviolet Habitable Zone Sets a Time Limit on the Formation of Life

The field of extrasolar planet studies has grown exponentially in the past twenty years. Thanks to…

Curiosity Drives Over a Rock, Cracking it Open and Revealing an Amazing Yellow Crystal

On May 30th, the Mars Curiosity rover was just minding its own business exploring Gediz Vallis…

Producing Oxygen From Rock Is Harder In Lower Gravities

One of the challenges engineers face when developing technologies for use in space is that of…