NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than … Read more

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked … Read more

George Pérez, Comics Writer and Artist, Has Died at Age 67

George Pérez, Comics Writer and Artist, Has Died at Age 67

Picture: george marston George Pérez, the acclaimed comics writer and artist behind such works as Crisis on Infinite Earths, passed away on at the age of 67. The news broke on Saturday afternoon from a message on his Facebook pagewhere it was said he passed on May 6 “peacefully at home with his wife [Carol] … Read more

Inaugural Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

Inaugural Launch of NASA's SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

NASA’s SLS rocket as seen through the windows of Firing Room One in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will attempt another countdown rehearsal of the Space Launch System in early June, but the space agency warned that multiple tests of its finicky rocket might … Read more

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Uses Ukrainian Protest Footage as Alien Riot

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Uses Ukrainian Protest Footage as Alien Riot

Strange New Worlds‘ debut episode makes some choice uses of archival footage.screenshot: Paramount Star Trek: Strange New Worlds heads to the franchise’s past to tell adventure stories for a bright, optimistic future—but its very first episode has looked to our own recent history to provide a proxy that has some very unfortunate connotations. Part of … Read more

Inaugural Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

Inaugural Launch of NASA's SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

NASA’s SLS rocket as seen through the windows of Firing Room One in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will attempt another countdown rehearsal of the Space Launch System in early June, but the space agency warned that multiple tests of its finicky rocket might … Read more

Doctor Strange 2 Post Credits Explained: New Ally, Raimi Jokes

Doctor Strange 2 Post Credits Explained: New Ally, Raimi Jokes

Doctor Strange should probably not be doing what he’s about to do.Picture: marvel studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is filled with surprises. Seriously. Shock full of ’em. In fact, the film itself probably has more surprises in it than the ones waiting for you in the end credits. We’re going to dive … Read more

The U.S. Barely Recycled Last Year

The U.S. Barely Recycled Last Year

Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP (Getty Images) It’s easy to hate plastic recycling in the US—even for the most conscious consumer. It’s not because we don’t think there should be a circular economy that would reroute plastic items away from landfills. It’s because the US recycling system is broken and complicated. According to a new analysis, we … Read more

Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 1 Spoilers Chat

Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 1 Spoilers Chat

Come join Pike and Spock for a little de-briefing.Picture: Paramount A perfect example of how we’re in the midst of more star trek than ever right now is quite literally just as one series ends today, another begins. We already broke down our extensive thoughts about that final season of Star Trek: Picardgoal Star Trek: … Read more

Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

The research team collected data in blistering cold of Antarctica for weeks to map the continent’s subsurface.Photo: Kerry Key Antarctica, far from just a sprawling mass of ice, is a geologically complex continent made of expansive glaciers, jagged bedrock, and, as new research finds, large amounts of groundwater. HAS study published today in the journal … Read more