Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson helped DC comics locate Superman’s fictional home planet Krypton in the non-fictional universe. Because Krypton revolves around a red sun, Tyson has placed the planet in the constellation Corvus, which has a red dwarf star.
Many people living in New York City and surrounding areas are still reeling from Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on October 29th. Images from NASA, NOAA and the US Coast Guard show the damage caused by the hurricane.
College kids have invented a tricorder device similar to the one used in the Star Trek series. The device can be connected to a smart phone and sense environmental data like temperature, wind speed and radiation levels.
NASA scientists are using 3-D laser printing technology to reduce the cost of building rocket engine parts. This technology welds together powdered alloys using a laser beam and can create intricate and complex machine parts.
The European Southern Observatory’s HARPS instrument has discovered what could be a super-earth exoplanet. Seven times the mass of Earth, the planet is the right distance from its sun to support carbon and water based life forms.