Walking through space in NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab – The Verge

Walking through space in NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab – The Verge

Astronauts aren’t made in a day. To first qualify for a mission assignment in space, NASA’s astronaut candidates typically have to complete up to two years of training here on Earth. And that includes a rotating roster of activities, workouts, and assignments that change every single day. Perhaps the biggest aspect of astronaut training is […]

The total solar eclipse made everything feel big again – Vox

The total solar eclipse made everything feel big again – Vox

WESTMINSTER, South Carolina — When I was a little kid, I loved the sky. I loved it for its bigness, for the endless feeling it evoked. When you’re a kid, the daytime sky is like a movie screen. Clouds were characters caught in an epic, endless drama. The night sky was even grander: an eyepiece […]

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse – Washington Post

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Sky-watchers everywhere — and millions were […]

Eclipse safety warning: Do not look directly at the sun – WDIV Detroit

Eclipse safety warning: Do not look directly at the sun – WDIV Detroit

Never look directly at the sun on any day, and Monday’s “Great American Eclipse” spectacle is no exception.  You will risk severely damaging your eyesight if you look at the sun.  >> Eclipse in Michigan: How and when to watch You MUST have special eclipse glasses to look at the sun before, after or during an […]

Super fast-falling snowstorms may rage on Mars at night – The Verge

Fast-falling snowstorms may rage at night in certain regions of Mars. The phenomenon hasn’t been seen directly, but a group of researchers believe such storms are happening based on new computer models of the Martian atmosphere. These models suggest that it gets cold enough at night for ice particles to fall rapidly from thin clouds […]

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