Testing out an astronaut’s exercise regimen

Testing out an astronaut’s exercise regimen

– You’ve been at it for a good 3 minutes Lauren. – Oh my gosh. Feels like an eternity. – [Lauren] Sending people to space isn’t just about hardware and mechanics. It’s also about biology. You’re body changes a whole lot in microgravity. And you can be exposed to some harmful elements. So I’m headed…

How Astronauts Exercise In Space

How Astronauts Exercise In Space

Running a marathon is tough. But what about running one in space? But how hard can that be? Hello moon walkers, Lissette here for DNews. Astronauts in space live in a whole different world. And one of the biggest differences, besides probably the lack of oxygen, is the lack of gravity. Thanks to this we…

What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared near you? Short answer: you’d die. Long answer: it depends. Is it a black hole with the mass of a coin, or is it as wide as a coin? Suppose a US nickel with the mass of about 5…

The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

1.3 billion years ago in a galaxy far, far away two black holes merged As they violently spiraled into each other They created traveling distortions in the fabric of space-time gravitational waves in the last tenth of a second the energy released in these waves was 50 times greater then the energy being released by…