Today, NASA announced the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun (a G2-type star). Named for the mission which discovered it, Kepler-452b is 60% larger in diameter than the Earth; bigger, but still likely to be a rocky planet. It has a 385-day orbit […]Read more "Kepler Mission Discovers Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Star Similar to Our Own"
One might assume that the largest space debris would be the most dangerous. While high budget films and fantastical scenarios may lead one to this conclusion, it is actually the smaller space debris which can do the most damage. For large debris, the International Space Station and other satellites can take evasive maneuvers and avoid impact. […]Read more "Big Things Come in Small Packages: JEM-EUSO Innovation Could Protect ISS From Small Debris"