Experiments Help Explain Mysterious ‘Floppy’ Space Molecule
Source: NIST Posted: 1/24/06 A lab method developed for making and analyzing cold, concentrated samples of a mysterious “floppy” molecule thought to be abundant only in outer space has revealed new data that help explain it’s properties.
Spacecraft, heal thyself
Source: ESA Posted: 1/24/06 Once a spacecraft is in orbit, engineers have virtually no chance of repairing anything that breaks. But what if a spacecraft could fix itself? Thanks to a new study engineers have taken a step towards that amazing possibility.
MIT researcher sees big impact of little cracks
Source: MIT Posted: 1/24/06 An MIT researcher's atom-by-atom simulation of cracks forming and spreading may help explain how materials fail in nanoscale devices, airplanes and even in the Earth itself during a quake.
NASA Astronomers Spot Rare Lunar Meteor Strike
Source: NASA Posted: 1/8/06 Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., have recorded a small but powerful meteoroid strike in the night on the moon’s surface.