Three new species of ground snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador

Atractus discovery was found hidden among the graves of the elders of the Andean town Amaluza, Azuay province, Ecuador. Credit: Alejandro Arteaga A group of scientists led by Alejandro Arteaga, grantee of The Explorers Club Discovery Expeditions and researcher at Khamai Foundation, discovered three new cryptozoic (living underground) snakes hidden under graveyards and churches in … Read more

Maritime Launch Services breaks ground on Canada’s first orbital launch site

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) in Canada has received approval to begin construction of Spaceport Nova Scotia within the framework of an Environmental Assessment approved in 2019. The spaceport in maritime Canada will be the first orbital launch location for the country and will be geared towards service of the medium-lift market using the Ukrainian Cyclone-4M … Read more

New ground motion model more accurately simulates earthquakes, explosions

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (2022). DOI: 10.1029/2022JB024549″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Map of the Western United States study area showing topography/bathymetry with WUS256 domain (outer thick black line), labeled major physiographic regions (black lines, Fenneman & Johnson, 1946), plate boundaries (red lines), hotspots (yellow diamonds, Müller et al., 1993), and Pleistocene and Holocene volcanic centers … Read more

What part of a space rock survives all the way to the ground?

Meteorites from the backside of asteroid 2008 TC3 as Jenniskens found them on the ground in the Nubian Desert of Sudan. Credit: P. Jenniskens/SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center When a small asteroid enters Earth’s atmosphere from space, its surface is brutally heated, causing melting and fragmenting. Therefore, why the rocks near the surface survive to … Read more

Researchers investigate quantum network solutions, by ground and by air

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain While quantum computers represent a revolution in computation, they can’t communicate with each other the way regular computers can—over the internet. If quantum computers could be connected through a quantum network, they could facilitate perfectly secure communication between more than two parties or combine computing power to solve much harder problems … Read more

The people of Artemis: Jeremy Parsons, NASA Exploration Ground Systems Deputy Manager

Scott Johnson April 2nd, 2022 Artemis 1 at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B after its March 17-18, 2022, rollout. Credit: Scott Johnson / Spaceflight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — At the recent rollout of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to speak with a number of … Read more