Katherine Johnson is one of the latest people to join the centenarian club—she welcomed her 100th birthday on August 26, 2018. Known as a “human computer,” the talented woman overcame racial and gender discrimination to become an integral part of the NASA space program. Her calculations helped make early human space flight possible. Chances are, you might be familiar with Johnson and her inspiring story; she was portrayed by Taraji P.
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Embedded within a clear piece of amber, a small praying mantis sits at attention, frozen forever in time.
If you think the climate change debate is a recent issue, think again. For the past few years, an image of a 1912 article proclaiming that coal consumption can have a negative effect on the climate has circulated online. The image in question is from the August 14, 1912 issue of the New Zealand newspaper, Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette.
Astronomy lovers are in for a treat this weekend, when the annual Perseid meteor shower creates a spectacular display in...
In 2014, NASA launched a multi-phase competition to create a habitat on Mars using 3D-printing technology.
Aimed at awarding the best international space photography, the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest celebrates its 10th anniversary. The astrophotography competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London and showcases the immense talent it takes to capture space and the night sky. The competition has announced the shortlist of its 2018 contest—winners will be announced in October—with entries from around the globe.
Researchers have made an incredible breakthrough when it comes to understanding Mars, with evidence pointing toward the existence of a...
On July 20, 1969 our world was forever changed when Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon. It took four days for the rocket to arrive after taking off from the Kennedy Space Center, placing the three-man crew on the lunar surface.
While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is doing her best to...
No, your eyes are not deceiving you.