Aug 13, 2016

Nearest stellar neighbor may have Earth-like planet

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet around our nearest stellar neighbor that is believed to be Earth-like and orbits at a distance that could favor life, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. The exoplanet orbits a well-investigated star called Proxima Centauri, ...

Jul 29, 2016

Heart hazard for Apollo astronauts: study

NASA’s Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have traveled beyond Earth’s protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation. This raises health concerns for all humans with dreams of traveling to the moon, Mars or beyond, as ...

First image released from globe-spanning radio telescope

Jul 17, 2016

First image released from globe-spanning radio telescope

Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before. The image released Saturday was the first from ...