'Hydraulic jump' observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally finds an explanation

'Hydraulic jump' observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally finds an explanation

When we turn on the tap first thing in the morning, the water behaves in a manner that physicists and engineers couldn’t quite put their finger on — it splays upwards slightly before making its way towards the sink. This phenomenon got the attention of prominent artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who in the 16th century, coined the term ‘hydraulic […]

Photograph the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower with These NASA Tips

Photograph the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower with These NASA Tips

This 30-second exposure of a Perseid meteor was taken on Aug. 12, 2016, with a circular fish-eye lens in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA Wondering how to capture the beautiful, ephemeral streaks of a meteor shower? Just in time for the Perseids, which peak this weekend (Aug. 11 to 13), here’s a […]

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

SpaceX has checked off another reusability milestone, re-flying the latest version of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time ever. The two-stage “Block 5” Falcon 9 launched at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) today (Aug. 7) from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, successfully lofting an Indonesian telecommunications satellite to orbit. Less than 9 […]

Researchers uncover remnants of early solar system

Researchers uncover remnants of early solar system

NWA 11119 is an unusual light-green fusion crust, silica mineral-rich achondrite meteorite. Credit: UNM Institute of Meteoritics Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsed under gravity possibly triggered by cataclysmic explosion from a nearby massive star or supernova. As this cloud collapsed, […]

Astronomers spoke about the importance of the moon to the Earth

Astronomers spoke about the importance of the moon to the Earth

The most important influence of the moon on the Earth is to stabilize climatic conditions. The satellite provides high tides, low tides and shallow waters, it also has billions of years to stabilize the climate. According to the German geologist Ulrich köhler, the most important influence of the moon on the Earth is to stabilize […]

Build a Backyard Mars Rover with NASA DIY Manual

Build a Backyard Mars Rover with NASA DIY Manual

An Open Source Rover example, built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: In this image, the rover shows off its ability to roll over a pile of rocks. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Students and enthusiasts can now build their own Martian rovers, thanks to a new NASA project. Rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity have allowed scientists […]

3D-printed home may house future astronauts to Mars

3D-printed home may house future astronauts to Mars

by Karina Mazhukhina / KOMONews.com A 3D-printed house resembling that of a beehive will one day serve as room and board for future astronauts exploring Mars. (Photo: AI SpaceFactory/Plompmozes) New York – A 3D-printed house resembling that of a beehive will one day serve as room and board for future astronauts exploring Mars. Coined the […]

Iconic Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Wakes Up, Phones Home

Iconic Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Wakes Up, Phones Home

An artist’s illustration of NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. Credit: NASA The Kepler space telescope isn’t dead yet. Kepler, which has discovered about 70 percent of the 3,800 known exoplanets to date, woke up from a four-week hibernation yesterday (Aug. 2) and has begun beaming data home, just as planned, NASA officials announced today (Aug. 3). […]

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Dresden, Germany, Friday, July 27, 2018. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP) Johannesburg (AP) – Curiosity and awe greeted a complete lunar eclipse on July 27, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world. The so-called “blood moon,” when it […]