Get the New Space Revolution App: With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars” looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA’s Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star … Continue reading Earth-Sized ‘Tatooine’ Planets Could Be Habitable like Earth
Get the New Space Revolution App: — At super-low temperatures, atoms behave in surprising ways. — NASA has never before created or observed this behavior in space. — A Nobel Prize winner and other scientists will conduct experiments on this behavior using new technology. — This technology might one day lead to improved sensors, quantum … Continue reading NASA Wants to Create the Coolest Spot in the Universe
Get the New Space Revolution App: A report on the potential science value of a lander on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been delivered to NASA, and the agency is now engaging the broader science community to open a discussion about its findings. In early 2016, in response to a congressional … Continue reading Science Report on Europa Lander Concept
Get the New Space Revolution App: A team of researchers has compiled a special catalog to help astronomers figure out the true distances to tens of thousands of galaxies beyond our own Milky Way. The catalog, called NED-D, is a critical resource, not only for studying these galaxies but also for determining the … Continue reading How Far Away is That Galaxy?