Self-Healing Coating Could Remove Car Scratches Using Sunlight

Self-Healing Coating Could Remove Car Scratches Using Sunlight

“Self-healed surface of a model car after scratching when exposed to focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (upper) or to sunlight directly (down).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your entire car, a new protective coating developed by researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually … Read more

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

On the left is a monochromatic image showing infrared data from Webb of the Southern Ring Nebula. On the right is a processed image showing the same view in full color.Image: Gizmodo/NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI On July 12, the first full-color images from the Webb Space Telescope showed countless nebulae, galaxies, and a gassy … Read more

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Lucy is equipped with a pair of 22-feet-wide solar arrays on either side.Photo: NASA Just a few hours into its 12-year journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft ran into a problem. One of its solar arrays refused to fully open and mission controllers have been working on the problem ever since. There’s good … Read more

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch this past July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time that SpaceX will directly send a payload … Read more

Bones of Mammoths Seemingly Butchered by Humans Found in New Mexico

Bones of Mammoths Seemingly Butchered by Humans Found in New Mexico

The bones of a mammoth and calf recently uncovered in New Mexico show signs of butchering, an exciting find that could help refine estimates of when humans first populated the Americas. The specimens date to between 36,250 and 38,900 years ago, according to carbon dating analysis of the bones’ collagen. The paleontological team found blunt-force … Read more

Newly Fallen Space Junk in Australia Likely Belongs to SpaceX

Newly Fallen Space Junk in Australia Likely Belongs to SpaceX

The SpaceX Dragon Capsule carried four astronauts to the ISS in November 2020. Photo: NASA Pieces of debris found on Australian farmland are suspected of originating from a SpaceX mission that launched nearly two years ago. It seems likely that the parts belong to SpaceXaim the private space company has yet to own up to … Read more

NASA Is Changing Its Rules for Private Astronauts

NASA Is Changing Its Rules for Private Astronauts

The four-man crew of Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission arrived to the ISS on April 9.Image: Axiom Space As more private astronauts venture out into space, NASA is seeking to better regulate their journeys to Earth orbit. The space agency recently announced some updates to the set of rules required for upcoming private astronaut missions, including … Read more

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

We’ve likely all killed a spider or two in the past, but what if that arachnid’s corpse could be repurposed into something useful? Well, researchers at Rice University in Texas think it can and are pioneering the field of “necrobotics” by injecting dead spiders with air to use them to grasp small objects. When Rice … Read more