elon muskThird Successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

The third launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy was successful. It was also reusing first stage boosters from the second launch and both side boosters were recovered. The center stage booster did not make a barge landing. The center stage …

futureSpaceX Florida Starship Looks Better than the Texas Starship

The SpaceX prototype version of the new Starship looks like a cleaner and better build than the Texas prototype of the Starship in pictures tweeted out by Tom Cross. We saw both SpaceX starships this month. Here’s a side by …

materialsTwo Quintillion Tons of Metal or Dense Oxides Found on the Moon

A large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater on the Moon, the South Pole-Aitken basin, and it may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater. If this is a …

MarsMars Curiosity Detects High Methane Levels Which Could Be Life

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission — about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv). One ppbv means that if you take a volume of …

bitcoinBitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Are Back

Bitcoin is trading around $11,000 and other major cryptocurrencies ike ethereum are also up. There seem to be four major driving factors: 1. The bitcoin price spike was led by India. There has been a bitcoin trading of about $500 …

science2.8 Trillion Tons of Nearly Fresh Water Found Under the Ocean

Low-salinity submarine groundwater contained within continental shelves is a global phenomenon. While low-salinity groundwater is thought to be abundant, its distribution and volume worldwide is poorly understood due to the limited number of observations. Researchers have imaged laterally continuous aquifers …

materialsDiamonds and Ion Qubits

There are three major competing Quantum computer technologies for qubits. They are nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond lattices, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits. The benefit of trapped-ion systems is that the ions are inherently going to affect one another. They’re …

quantum computersNeven’s Law is for Quantum Computers as Moore’s Law for Regular Computers

Neven’s law says quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate. Dec 2018 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a laptop Jan 2019 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a powerful desktop Feb …

astronomyCarnival of Space 616

The Carnival of Space 616 is up at Every Day Spacer Universe Today – Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks Universe Today – You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 615

Carnival of Space 615 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae located 8 billion …