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Space

Scientists Find That Humans Can Hibernate

Published on 01/22/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Engineer John Bradford, a researcher for NASA, stated that it's possible for humans to hibernate. While this is currently limited to other animals, astronauts may be able to use hibernation as a tool for deep-space travel. This would mean they require less food and space, thus reducing overall travel costs.

Billionaire Hosts Girlfriend Contest for “First Woman to the Moon”

Published on 01/21/2020 @ 10 AM EST

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launched a girlfriend contest on Twitter looking for women age 20 or older to apply to be his girlfriend and the "first woman to the moon." However, this has received immediate, intense backlash.

Scientists find new discoveries with Parker Probe

Published on 12/08/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Launched in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe recently finished 24 passes through the sun’s previously unseen corona, providing new information. The main findings highlight a dynamic solar wind and unexpectedly flipping magnetic fields.

University deleted life on Mars press release

Published on 11/24/2019 @ 1 AM EST

According to a now-deleted press release, William Romoser said: “there has been and still is life on Mars.” This came after the entomologist professor’s claim to have found evidence of insect-like creatures on the planet’s surface. A PDF of the research is still available.

SpaceX starship has trouble in test

Published on 11/21/2019 @ 8 AM EST

During a pressure test in Texas, the top of SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 blew off. Elon Musk says the tests for the prototype rocket are a “manufacturing pathfinder,” referring to the fact that other rockets are already in production.

Experts say SpaceX satellites are bad for space

Published on 11/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST

While the FCC granted permission for the launch of 30,000 Starlink satellites, astronomers say it could make their jobs harder. James Lowenthal, an astronomer at Smith College, says “it potentially threatens the science of astronomy itself.”