NASA is working on sending a solar-powered electricity generator to the ISS

Israel recently developed a mini solar-powered generator and NASA will send it to the International Space Station as soon as possible in 2020. The prototype The prototype of the generator is made out of a compact, low-mass, molded glass solar concentrator, featuring a monolithic integration…

Venus Could have Hosted Life in the Past

Several decades ago, the Pioneer Venus mission allowed researchers to learn valuable data about Venus, including the fact that oceans were present on the surface at some point.  Other missions have gathered more information about the atmosphere and surface of the planet. By harnessing this…

massive asteroid to pass by earth next month

On September 14, an asteroid that is larger than some of the tallest buildings on the planet will pass through Earth. The 2000 asteroid QW7 is estimated between 290 meters and 650 meters in diameter, or between 951 and 2,132 feet, according to NASA. The…

An implant to prevent new herniated discs

An implant that regenerates tissue after surgery to treat a herniated disc is developed by French scientists, a breakthrough that could potentially prevent the formation of other painful growths. People who suffer from severe herniated discs sometimes have to be operated on to reduce back…

Beresheet spacecraft carried “water bears” to the Moon (and may have survived)

You’ve heard of men on the Moon, but do you know about water bears? Thousands of tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets,” were aboard the Beresheet spacecraft when it crashed on the moon in April. The tiny creatures are incredibly resilient and…