Category: Science

Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star

Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star

A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, and soon to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the group describes their study of the star system and what they […]

NASA monitoring 2,100-foot asteroid on track to ‘skim Earth’

NASA monitoring 2,100-foot asteroid on track to ‘skim Earth’

A huge asteroid that’s more than twice as big as the Empire State Building is set to skim past Earth in three weeks. The monster space rock is called 467317 (2000 QW7) and it will be whizzing past us at 14,361 miles per hour on Sept. 14. There is no need to panic, though, as the asteroid […]

Alabama native ready to lead NASA back to the moon

Alabama native ready to lead NASA back to the moon

When the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center asked which of her managers might be interested in a big job in America’s return to the moon, Lisa Watson-Morgan said she looked around her office there. Watson-Morgan’s father had been a graphic illustrator at Marshall in the 1960s around the time Wernher von Braun ran […]

NASA Detects Planet-Killer Asteroid That Might Hit Earth Next Year

NASA Detects Planet-Killer Asteroid That Might Hit Earth Next Year

NASA has detected that one of the largest known potentially hazardous asteroids will approach Earth less than a year from now. Depending on several factors in space, the approaching planet-killer asteroid could end up on a path straight to Earth. The approaching asteroid has been identified by the space agency as 1998 OR2. It was first […]