Readers Respond to the November 2021 Issue

STATES OF DISEASE “States vs. Health,” by the Editors [Science Agenda], explains how politicians in several states are trying to prevent the lifesaving work that public health officials are executing to protect the population by requiring masking and physical distancing. I agree with the presentation of the article and the position that the Editors take … Read more

Readers Respond to the October 2021 Issue

MUON MATTERS In “The Unseen Universe,” Marcela Carena describes apparent discrepancies between the observed behavior of muons—one of the three types of charged leptons—and calculations based on the Standard Model of particle physics. If the discrepancies for muons are real, I would also expect discrepancies for tau leptons. VAN SNYDER La Crescenta, Calif. As a … Read more

Analysis From 113 Countries Shows The Harrowing Extent of Loneliness We Live With

More humans are alive today than ever before, and yet around the world, people are still feeling alone a lot of the time. Even before the global pandemic hit, a sweeping meta analysis has found chronic or severe loneliness was a common and overlooked experience in numerous nations.   Past studies in the industrialized world … Read more

SpaceX and NASA eye Dragon parachute issue ahead of next astronaut launch

The parachute system on SpaceX’s Dragon capsule hasn’t behaved exactly as expected recently, and NASA and SpaceX want to know why. The Dragon named Endeavour returned to Earth with four astronauts on Nov. 8, 2021, wrapping up SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During its descent that day, one of Endeavour’s … Read more

Inside All About Space issue 126: Complete guide to exoplanets

Inside All About Space magazine issue 126, on sale now, read our ultimate guide to exoplanets and see how our knowledge of worlds beyond the solar system has exploded in the last three decades.  For this cover feature, All About Space spoke with Nikku Madhusudham, a professor of astrophysics and exoplanetary science at the Institute … Read more

Readers Respond to the September 2021 Issue

ZERO-SUM SPACE? In “Lifting the Venus Curse,” Robin George Andrews writes about discoveries that expand our understanding of our close planetary neighbor Venus. Enormous sums of money are tossed about in that quest as if they were almost insubstantial. But explorations of outer space do more to satisfy our curiosity than advance the human condition … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission slips to spring 2022 after engine issue

Rocket woes have again delayed NASA’s return to the moon. The agency is now targeting a launch in March or April 2022 for its Artemis 1 flight, an uncrewed mission around the moon and the first flight of its massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. NASA was previously targeting Feb. 12, 2022, for the flight, … Read more

Holiday sale: Save up to 39% on All About Space magazine, plus read a free issue here

Hey Space fans! If you love, then do we have a special treat for you. Our sister publication All About Space is offering a free look at their print magazine and savings of up to 39% on subscriptions in our Christmas sale. All About Space is a monthly magazine dedicated to bringing the wonder of space … Read more