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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 3

During the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) by the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (see Part 1 and Part 2…

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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 2

In the late 1950’s, before NASA had any intentions of going to the Moon – or needing a computer to…

2 months ago

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 1

Dick Battin stood on his driveway in the New England frosty pre-dawn back in October 1957, straining his eyes to…

3 months ago

Researchers May Have Found the Missing Piece of Evidence that Explains the Origins of Life

A team of researchers have shown how the basic building blocks of life could have arose on a primordial Earth,…

3 months ago

The First-Ever Film of a Total Solar Eclipse – in 1900 – was Just Discovered and Restored

The first film of a total solar eclipse has been restored by specialists at the British Film Institute (BFI) and…

5 months ago

Are We Witnessing the Start of Solar Cycle 25?

What's up with the Sun? As we've said previous, what the Sun isn't doing is the big news of 2018…

1 year ago

Asteroids Smack Jupiter More Often Than Astronomers Thought

Are you keeping a eye on Jupiter? The King of the Planets, Jove presents a swirling upper atmosphere full of…

1 year ago

Antarctica has a Huge Mantle Plume Beneath it, Which Might Explain Why its Ice Sheet is so Unstable

A new study led by researchers from NASA JPL has provided compelling evidence for the existence of a mantle plume…

2 years ago

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid hit Earth in Exactly the Wrong Spot

A new study by a pair of Japanese researchers indicates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs…

2 years ago

Tales of the King: Watch as the Moon Occults Regulus for North America This Weekend

Up early Sunday morning? Or perhaps, as we often do, you're “pulling an all-nighter,” out observing until the break of…

2 years ago