Outer space is not the “Wild West”: There are clear rules for peace and war

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Kuan-Wei Chen (opens in new tab)Executive Director, Center for Research in Air and Space Law, McGill UniversityBayar Goswami (opens in new tab)Arsenault Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, … Read more

Superconducting X-ray laser reaches operating temperature colder than outer space

Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe. It houses a new superconducting particle accelerator, part of an upgrade project to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National … Read more

Is this the Best Time for Outer Solar System Missions?

Planetary missions can’t launch at any point. Instead we must wait for the stars to align, literally! Low-energy trajectories to the planets which maximize the amount of science payload that we can take along for the ride are only available at certain configurations of the earth and the destination around the sun. However, by using … Read more