Scary beauty surrounds Cameron Barrows. He works in lush groves of fan palms that erupt like mirages from moonscape terrain. Hot springs bubble beneath them. Sand dunes drift nearby.
“It’s an amazing place,” said Barrows, director of the Coachella Valley… Continue reading
Getting troops to the fight can be as difficult as winning it. And for modern-day soldiers, the sites of conflict are so far-flung, and the political considerations of even flying over another country so complicated, that rapid entry has become… Continue reading
On 27 December, COROT is to be launched into space on a unique astronomy mission: its twin goals are to detect exoplanets orbiting around other stars and to probe the mysteries of stellar interiors as never before. . . .… Continue reading
Stealth jets? Hypersonic bombers? What’s really being developed at the military’s most famous classified base?
On a trip to las vegas in 2004, observing from my east-facing hotel room in the pyramidal Luxor Hotel at daybreak, I watched a fleet… Continue reading
Astronomers have long assumed that organic molecules — compounds fundamental to life — were among the primary components available to build the solar system. Now they have physical evidence to support this idea.
The smoking gun comes from measurements of… Continue reading
The actual astronomical events of the time suggest a solution, according to Griffith Observatory astronomer John Mosley.… Continue reading