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So a supercomputer is only as powerful as 16 PS3s for this type of stuff? i bet the 16 PS3 collectively cost a lot less than the supercomputer...
An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet tall, weighing about 330 pounds.
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
We can now grow plants in microgravity – and crops grown in asteroid soil could sustain vast human populations off-planet
After space station resupply launch, engineers will try to land part of a SpaceX rocket on an offshore barge for possible reuse
Cities are brighter during the holidays than any other time in the year
Streams of shooting stars delighted stargazers around the world over the weekend as the Geminids meteor shower hit its peak
It's been two generations since the moon was eclipsed in NASA's priorities
Merging black holes can fling stars out of galaxies at near the speed of light.
The wobbles caused by gigantic gravitational waves have never been measured directly, but we could use the sun and Jupiter as a huge wave detector
"Infant Earths" could expand the search for alien life – but there's a warning note for supposedly habitable planets orbiting mature stars