John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

John Glenn, the last surviving member of the “Mercury Seven” elected by NASA to fly the Project Mercury spacecraft, died today (December 8, 2016) in Columbus, Ohio.  Glenn lived an impressive life: He was the first American to orbit Earth in 1962. He then became the oldest person to fly in space, returning to zero […]

How To Watch Next Week's Geminid Meteor Shower

How To Watch Next Week's Geminid Meteor Shower

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, get ready for a bit of a treat next week because the Geminid meteor shower is going to be peaking, with up to 120 meteors per hour. The shower is set to peak on December 13 and 14, and will originate from the Gemini constellation. Although best viewing will […]

First Feathers In Amber Matched To A Specific Dinosaur

First Feathers In Amber Matched To A Specific Dinosaur

For the first time, preserved feathers have been found attached to dinosaur bone. While the ex-dinosaur from which they came did have “beautiful plumage”, it has long since joined the choir invisible. Now, the discovery tells us about the evolution of these essential avian features. Two decades ago, the first imprints of dinosaur feathers created great excitement. However, […]