Why Astronauts Crave Tobasco Sauce →
discoverynews: Part of the reason may be that after arriving in space, astronauts lose their sense of smell, which largely governs the pleasurable taste of food. An example of this is coffee. “If you hold your nose and sip your coffee, you’re getting just a bitter liquid,” says Jean Hunter, a food engineer at Cornell University. keep reading
Voyager 1 reaches "Cosmic Purgatory:
itsfullofstars: in 1977, NASA launched their Voyager mission. The main objective of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes was to study Jupiter and Saturn. After each fulfilled their objectives, they kept going, out into the far reaches of our solar system. Voyage 1 is now traversing through the very outside of our solar system, in a pocket of highly condensed magnetic waves in a region of...
itsfullofstars: A mash of NASA missions.
Construction firm aims at space elevator in 2050 →
unexpectedtech: It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced. Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth. For the envisaged project, the company would utilize carbon nanotubes, which are 20...
How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole →
itsfullofstars: First, build a telescope the size of planet Earth.