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Space

Space and science coverage including asteroids, galaxies, planets, NASA and SpaceX launches.

Space makes your herpes flare up, apparently

March 18th, 2019

Riding into space on the top of a rocket is something that very few people ever get the opportunity to do. It’s a dangerous journey, but the payoff is something that those of us who spend our entire lives here on solid ground can’t possibly comprehend. It also, apparently, makes your herpes flare up. In …

asteroid crater

Japan is going to blast a crater in an asteroid for science

March 18th, 2019

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is doing some big things during its time at the asteroid known as Ryugu. JAXA, Japan’s space program, arrived at the space rock last year and, after much planning, fired a projectile into its surface late last month to collect some samples of it surface. Now, JAXA is planning for an even …