We Finally Know The True Extent of Space Destroying Astronauts’ Red Blood Cells

The human body has not evolved to handle life in space, and it shows in our blood. Since our species began spending extended periods of time outside our planet, researchers have noticed a strange and consistent loss of red blood cells among astronauts. This phenomenon is called “space anemia”, and until recently its cause was … Read more

A “potentially hazardous” asteroid more than twice the size of the Empire State Building will make close pass by Earth

An asteroid larger than the tallest building in the world is due to encounter one of its closest encounters with Earth. NASA expects that an asteroid called 7482 (1994 PC1) will fly near on Tuesday. The asteroid is estimated to measure nearly a kilometer wide, or more than 3,280 feet – a size more than … Read more

Games Bring Space Exploration Home. But They Omit the Full Risks

Imagine rushing past Asteroids on advanced spacecraft, calculating the speed boost you’ll get by overtaking a massive planet, navigating the radiation hazards of space, developing sensible and speculative techniques for rocket propulsion and for sifting through valuable resources. NASA scientists are not alone in studying such things; With the latest board games, everyone can. Board … Read more

Why do astronauts get “space anemia”? This study has an answer.

A new analysis has found that space travel can reduce the number of red blood cells, leading to a condition known as “space anaemia.” A collaboration between the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital examined the red blood cell counts of 14 astronauts who were in space, and found that their bodies destroyed 54% more … Read more

Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of The Universe Ever Made

The Dark Energy Spectroscopy (DESI) instrument, currently pointed at the sky from its home at the Nicholas U Mayol Telescope at Kate Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with mapping the expansion of space, investigating dark energy, and creating the most detailed three-dimensional map of the universe put together. It’s only been seven months … Read more

Astronomers witness red supergiant star’s death for the first time

Astronomers have captured the death of a red giant star for the first time. The discovery was published in real time Jan. 6 in The Astrophysical Journal led by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley. According to a Northwestern press release, the team observed the giant red giant during the last … Read more