compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan
Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth
The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million km), Nasa says. Florence measures 2.7 miles (4.4km) in diameter and will not pose a threat to Earth for centuries to come…more
Swansea scientists make antihydrogen breakthrough
A team from Swansea University is one step closer to answering the mysteries of antimatter and the Big Bang after making a scientific breakthrough.
Scientists from the university’s College of Science have created and measured the properties of antihydrogen for the first time…more
Asteroid strike made ‘instant Himalayas’
Scientists say they can now describe in detail how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs produced its huge crater.
The reconstruction of the event 66 million years ago was made possible by drilling into the remnant bowl and analyzing its rocks…more
Elon Musk’s Mars Vision
ADELAIDE, Australia — Elon Musk is revising his ambitions for sending people to Mars, and he says he now has a clearer picture of how his company, SpaceX, can make money along the way. The key is a new rocket…more
New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes
In another step forward for the rapidly expanding universe of invisible astronomy, scientists said on Wednesday that on Aug. 14 they had recorded the space-time reverberations known as gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of black holes 1.8 billion light years away from here…more