Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth

Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off the moon Enceladus, possibly the result of deep-sea chemical reactions between water and rock that could spark microbial life, scientists announced Thursday. NASA

Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Pluto has long been viewed as a distant, cold and mostly dead world, but the first spacecraft to pass by it last year revealed many surprises about this distant dwarf planet. Data from the New Horizons flyby finished downloading to Earth in October, and while it will take many years for scientists to complete their

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six years ago,

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

by Bob King   source Universe Today To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this asteroid is more angular than most imaged by radar.

Scientists Discover ‘Reverse Photosynthesis’ — Amazing News for the Environment

A new discovery promises to harness sunlight and air to turn plants into fuel — hundreds of times faster than current methods. You probably learned in school how photosynthesis uses the sun to help plants grow by turning sunlight into chemical energy. Scientists have now discovered what they’re calling “reverse photosynthesis” which The post Scientists Discover ‘Reverse