“Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.”
Such a remarkable film that brings to life the history not only about NASA and the space race but also about three amazing women who were instrumental in the space race and the war on racism.
Taraji P. Henson plays Katherine Goble, African-American physicist and mathematician in the aeronautics space program. She plays this incredible woman who had to face not only racism but sexism in the space department as she fights to prove her worth to the program and that her smarts go beyond her gender and race. It was a remarkable performance that is important for the present because it is a film that fights and pushes against those boundaries. Continue reading “A Remarkable Piece of History | Review of ‘Hidden Figures’”
By Clara Moskowitz A huge new haul of planets has joined the tally of alien worlds discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, scientists announced today. All of the new planets are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite. Researchers used a new method for weeding out false signals from among the candidate planets found by Kepler, allowing them to add hundreds of … Continue reading Hundreds of New Exoplanets Validated by Kepler Telescope Team – Scientific American
By: Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s something lurking around distant and icy dwarf planet Pluto: a fifth moon. A team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope said Wednesday they have discovered the tiniest moon yet around Pluto. That brings the number of known moons to five. The mini-moon is estimated to be 6 to 15 miles across, smaller than the one that … Continue reading Hubble telescope spies fifth moon around Pluto
original article by Charles Q. Choi , SPACE.com Contributor Space.com It’s a real-life Tatooine. A spectacle made popular by the “Star Wars” saga — a planet with two suns — has now been confirmed in space for the first time, astronomers revealed. Scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope captured details of a giant planet in orbit around the pair of binary stars that make up … Continue reading Planet Like ‘Star Wars’ Tatooine Discovered Orbiting 2 Suns
original article courtesy of AFP A new site being explored by the Mars rover Opportunity has yielded soil samples unlike any examined before on the red planet and that appear more favorable for life, scientists said. Opportunity, the indefatigable robot that has been exploring Mars for seven and a half years, arrived three weeks ago at the edge of a 22 kilometer (13.6 mile) wide … Continue reading New Mars samples ‘unlike any seen before’