space science

Space Mice Reveal Why Muscles Waste Away In Space

Exposing mice aboard the International Space Station to artificial gravity has revealed the molecular mechanisms behind muscle waste.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s January 2021 Roundup

Starting the year with surprising uses for human waste in space and ancient worm fossils, here are five of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top pieces from January 2021.

Transforming Earth’s Trash Into Space’s Treasure

Converting human waste into liquid fertilizer may be the key to growing food in space, find researchers from Japan.

Bacteria Clumps Could Survive 8 Years In Outer Space

The Tanpopo space mission has revealed that bacteria could survive travel between Earth and Mars in the form of aggregates.

A Glimpse Of Ancient Massive Galaxies

Scientists have identified a large population of galaxies previously invisible to the Hubble telescope.

The Philippines Soon To Have Its Own Space Agency

Once established the Philippine Space Agency will take care of all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications in the country.

AKARI Finds Signs Of Water In Asteroids

A Japanese research team has used the infrared camera aboard the AKARI satellite to detect the presence of hydrated materials inside C-type asteroids.

HKU Sets Up New Space Research Center In China

The new laboratory will focus on the fields of astronomy, earth science and planetary sciences.

44 New Planets Identified Beyond Our Solar System

Researchers in Japan, the US and Europe have confirmed the existence of 44 exoplanets and shed light on their sizes, temperatures and orbits.

Why The Phaethon Asteroid Is Peculiarly Polarized

The Phaethon asteroid reflects less light than previously thought, suggesting that its surface may be made of coarse rubble.