Today’s Solutions: October 01, 2022

Space

Learn about the latest astronomy news and discoveries around humanity’s endeavor beyond the final frontier.

Most detailed on the universe to date, looking at galaxy cluster SMACS 0723.

Revel at the most detailed image of our universe yet

Here at The Optimist Daily, we have been sharing every exciting step of the James Webb Telescope’s journey, from its long-awaited launch, to when it reached its final destination. Now the machine has delivered the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe yet! Known as Read More...

Abstract cosmic background with asteroids and glowing stars.

The Gaia telescope has transformed the science of asteroids

There are still so many mysteries of our universe to unveil. Incredible machines such as the James Webb Space Telescope and NASA’s Perseverance rover are helping us slowly but surely put the whole cosmic picture together. Another impressive feat of humankind's efforts in space is the European Read More...

Planets

Astronomers discover nearby multi-planet system

Astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a multi-planet system in our own galactic neighborhood. It is only 10 parsecs, or 33 lightyears, away from our own solar system, making it one of the closest systems to our own.  Discoverers dubbed the small and cool Read More...

NASA team

NASA assembles team to investigate UFO sightings

While the Pentagon has confirmed the sightings of UFOs over the last couple of years, these are still unexplained. In response, NASA is forming its own independent team for the purpose of studying UFOs.  The confirmed UFO sightings certainly have many scientists and officials boggled, but there Read More...

Homemade fermented kombucha tea in a glass jar on a background of a white brick wall.

Here’s how kombucha is helping investigate ETs

Kombucha is a tea of many talents. The drink is made by fermenting sugar with bacteria and yeast cultures, with the result being a health-packed delicious beverage. Due to its unique properties, scientists are researching alternative uses for kombucha, including a kombucha-based wood or using the Read More...

Image of Venus, the second planet from the Sun, with elements furnished by NASA.

NASA’s plan to uncover the secrets of Venus

NASA has just released plans for a new mission called Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gasses, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI). Details of this daring feat have just been released in a paper by the agency, explaining their plan to descend through Venus’ layered atmosphere to the Read More...

Dust swirls over the Arabian Peninsula in this image captured by the Suomi NPP satellite in July 2018.

What you need to know about NASA’s new mineral dust detector

Did you know that a billion metric tons of mineral dust - equivalent to 10,000 aircraft carriers - from deserts and dry regions on Earth get carried by strong winds into the atmosphere? Scientists are sure that this dust impacts the environment and climate, but there isn't enough data to determine Read More...

Highway in Chile's Atacama desert with bright blues skies

Recycled old tires could make roads last twice as long

Prolonged sun exposure is one of the main contributors to asphalt cracking. That’s because the heat from the sun dries up the road’s moisture content, making it brittle and prone to wear. A team of scientists has found that adding rubber from old tires to asphalt can help roads last twice as Read More...

The collection of stamps released by the UN to celebrate the international achievements of Mars missions.

Check out these postage stamps celebrating Mars missions

More countries are operating spacecrafts on and around Mars than ever before! These important missions are revealing interesting secrets about our solar system, climate, and possibly the origins of life. To celebrate this momentous human achievement, the United Nations have honored the Red Read More...

Moon Plants

Lunar agriculture: first plants grown in soil from the Moon

Popular science fiction has depicted the colonization and even the rowing of crops on Mars many times. From the books of Isaac Asimov to The Martian, the Red Planet has pervaded artistic minds as the next place for humans to call home.  But what about the closest place to Earth? What about the Read More...