Earth Might Have Been Habitable Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

Earth Might Have Been Habitable Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

A new study exploring the geologic history of Earth has revealed that our planet’s continental crust, or the relatively thick part of the crust which formed large land masses, came to be much earlier than previously thought. As the continental crust of Earth would have provided the perfect conditions to allow microbial life to thrive, […]

NASA's New Horizons Awakes After Hibernation

NASA's New Horizons Awakes After Hibernation

New Horizons trajectory. Photo: NASA / Alan Stern / Twitter A spacecraft exploring the outer reaches of our solar system is awake after a six month slumber. NASA’s New Horizons’ primary mission was to visit Pluto and back in 2015 the spacecraft did just that, beaming back high-definition images from the dwarf planet. Earlier this […]

The perfect couple: Higgs and top quark spotted together

The perfect couple: Higgs and top quark spotted together

Today two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced a discovery that finally links the two heaviest known particles: the top quark and the Higgs boson. The CMS and ATLAS experiments have seen simultaneous production of both particles during a rare subatomic process. This is the first time scientists have measured the Higgs […]

NASA astronaut in training, featured in Netflix movie comes to Wichita Falls

NASA astronaut in training, featured in Netflix movie comes to Wichita Falls

17 year old Alyssa Carson is a NASA ambassador for Mars One: a mission to colonize Mars in 2030. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 17 year old Alyssa Carson is a NASA ambassador for Mars One: a mission to colonize Mars in […]

'Flaming' meteor lights up night sky across China

'Flaming' meteor lights up night sky across China

A blazing meteorite illuminated the night sky in southwest China on Friday night. Witnesses were stunned by a dazzling light which quickly took the form of a “flaming ball” over Yunnan Province. The Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said it was a meteor. The observatory’s specialist in astronomy, Zhang Xingxiang, explained that […]

Dawn will enter lowest ever orbit around Ceres

Dawn will enter lowest ever orbit around Ceres

Laurel Kornfeld June 2nd, 2018 This picture is one of the first images returned by Dawn in more than a year, as Dawn moves to its lowest-ever and final orbit around Ceres. Dawn captured this view on May 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 270 miles (440 kilometers). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA NASA’s Dawn spacecraft […]