Newly lab-made metallic hydrogen could revolutionize spaceflight

Jan 31
After almost one century of being predicted by physicists, metallic hydrogen is claimed to be a reality according to two scientists from Harvard University, Professor Isaac Silvera and Dr. Ranga Dias. The scientists described this rare creation in a paper published in Science on January 26. “This is the holy grail of high-pressure physics,” Professor Silvera explained. “It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at

New study on Ceres’ surface shows: asteroids might be camouflaged

Jan 25
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and for being much larger than the rest of the other objects it was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Since first discovered, in 1801, Ceres has been surprising scientists and the latest study on its surface just deepened the mystery around the dwarf planet. Using data primarily gathered by SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy with DLR partnership, a team of astronomers has

Galaxies being killed by ram-pressure stripping phenomenon

Jan 20
New studies revealed that the so-called ram-pressure stripping phenomenon is more prevalent than previously thought and it is killing entire galaxies. A global team of researchers, based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), led by the astronomer Toby Brown, studied about 11,000 galaxies and found out that their gas (the lifeblood for star formation) is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale throughout the local Universe. Brown said removing the gas from

Podcast Interview with NEOShield-2 Project

Jan 18
Last week Dr. Albert Falke and Dr. Line Drube were interviewed by Sean Gill, creator of the PanFuture Society website. In the interview, Dr. Albert and Dr. Line give more technical details about the NEOShield-2 project and also clarify what is the real threat from asteroids and how asteroid threat can be mitigated. They also talk about long-period comets, deflecting asteroids, kinetic impactor and raise the importance of the project. Be full informed checking the interview on