Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will pass within roughly 4 million miles of Earth on April 29, 2020. The asteroid is traveling at a cool 19,461 miles per hour, and will be the largest to come so close to our planet this year.
The threat of a catastrophic asteroid impact probably isn’t very high on anyone’s list of potential doomsday scenarios right now, given what 2020 has greeted us with. But that doesn’t mean scientists aren’t constantly assessing responses for if and when a gigantic hurtling mass of rock decides to bump up against planet Earth.
There are at least 50 different theories regarding what fast radio bursts, or FRBs, actually are. A whole wiki is dedicated to the subject called the FRB Theory Wiki, which lists them out. First discovered in 2007, astronomers and astrophysicists still don’t fully understand the true nature of these mysterious bursts. They last only milliseconds …
Why build Moon and Mars bases out of metal when we could grow them from mushrooms? That’s a question on NASA’s agenda these days. Recently, they shared an update on their research regarding the myco-architecture project — the possibility of growing planetary surface structures from fungal mycelium.
It was a cold, dark morning in outer space on December 16, 1965. Two astronauts aboard the spacecraft Gemini 6, Walter M. Schirra and Thomas P. Stafford, had rendezvoused the previous day with Gemini 7 and their fellow astronauts, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell.
Do aliens live on toxic, smelly worlds? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led by astrobiologist Clara Sousa-Silva, set out to answer that question. They recently published a study detailing their work, revealing a potential new method for finding alien life: By detecting planets with atmospheres containing phosphine.
We’ve been hearing a lot of curious statements by scientists this year, things about living in the Matrix, and reptiles on Mars. And here we have a recent study that considers the possibility of miniature alien probes.