Friday, March 16, 2018

MAR 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET - 10 SPACE & SCIENCE, 5 PHOTOS & 6 VIDEOS

*"NASA Shapes Science Plan for Deep-Space Outpost Near the Moon.

By Leonard David,'s Space Insider Columnist. March 15, 2018, 07:25 

am ET.

"Boeing's design for a Deep Space Gateway, an astronaut outpost near the moon. 

NASA is developing plans for a new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway in orbit near 

the moon for future astronaut missions."

Credit: Boeing.

*"Stephen Hawking - Encountering Intelligent Life - YouTube.

Stephen Hawking's Most Intriguing Quotes on Aliens, Women and the Future of 

Humanity. Stephen Hawking discusses what could happen if we are visited by 

intelligent alien life."

*"Why Did These Medieval European Women Have Alien-Like Skulls?"

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer. March 13, 2018, 01:41 pm ET.

*"Meet 'Steve,' the Aurora-Like Mystery Scientists Are Beginning to Unravel."

By Sarah Lewin, Associate Editor. March 14, 2018, 02:00 pm ET.

*"Stephen Hawking Will Explore Humanity's Future in One of His Last Film 

Appearances. Stephen Hawking has earned a place in humanity's collective 

memory as a brilliant astrophysicist, an inspiring science communicator, and a 

role model for disabled and able-bodied individuals alike. The Smithsonian 

Channel will air one of Hawking's last documentary appearances on March 25, at 

8 p.m. EDT/PDT, in the North American premiere of "Leaving Earth: Or How to 

Colonize a Planet."

Hawking opens the film with a prediction and a warning: "I am convinced that 

humans need to leave Earth and make a new home on another planet," he says. 

"We must do it now before humanity is overtaken by some disaster that we can 

neither anticipate nor control."

By Harrison Tasoff,, contributor. March 15, 2018, 07:24 am ET.

*"Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World. Every year, 

thousands of temporary lakes pop up on Greenland's surface as the surrounding 

ice melts, sit around for a few weeks or months, and then suddenly drain away 

through cracks in the ice sheet underneath."

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer. March 15, 2018, 06:50 am 


"Greenland's lakes are draining away in hours, thanks to a vast network of 

fissures hidden on the ice sheet below."

Credit: Timo Lieber.

*"How Stephen Hawking Transformed Our Understanding of Black Holes."

By Mike Wall,, Senior Writer. March 15, 2018, 12:26 pm ET.

"An artist’s illustration of a supermassive black hole ever discovered."

Credit: Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

*"Water on Dwarf Planet Ceres Is Driving an Active Surface. Growing patches of 

ice and minerals associated with liquid water reveal that the dwarf planet Ceres 

is still evolving."

By Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor. March 15, 2018, 06:44 pm ET.

"A reconstructed perspective of Juling Crater, where a patch of water ice is 

slowly growing on the northern wall." 

Credit: IAPS - INAF (Italy).

*"Fossilized Brains of Ancient 'Sea Monster' Discovered in Greenland. The 

discovery of not just one, but 15 fossilized brains from a 520-million-year-old 

marine predator is helping scientists understand how ancient brains evolved into 

the complex command centers they are today."

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer, March 15, 2018, 06:47 am ET.

"An artist's interpretation of Kerygmachela kierkegaardi, the weird critter that 

once possessed the 520-million-year-old brains."

Credit: Rebecca Gelernter.

*"Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Growing Taller As It Shrinks... and Turning Orange. 

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking for a century and a half, and in 

recent years it has turned a deep orange color. Scientists are tracking these 

changes to see how the iconic spot is morphing, as well as how it might break 

apart altogether in the future, according to a new study."

By Doris Elin Salazar, Contributor. March 14, 2018, 07:36 am ET.

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