Science Art: Explorer VII

6 December 2008 grant b 0

Click to embiggen The Explorer VII satellite, carried into space aboard a Juno II rocket on October 13, 1959. It weighed 91.5 pounds, and analyzed […]

Science Art: Explorer I

12 October 2008 grant b 0

Click to embiggen A diagram. An iconic diagram. This is America’s answer to Sputnik, the Explorer I satellite, launched aboard the Jupiter C rocket on […]

It falls everywhere.

30 September 2008 grant b 1

Well, as the world markets plunge, something else has started falling. It’s snowing on Mars: iTwire reports: Canada’s York University professor Jim Whiteway, who is […]

Space bears, more like.

15 September 2008 grant b 1

New Scientist has joined the chorus of publications huddling around the cutest space invaders ever. Swedish researchers have just proved that tiny creatures called tardigrades, […]