Thanks to a legendary explorer and the Internet, the helium-powered USS Macon that crashed into the sea in 1935 can be explored by us all. (Footage below)
It’s been suspected over 40 years, but thanks to NASA’s LADEE mission, we finally have confirmation of neon and helium in the moon’s atmosphere.
Like any other market, the helium market fluctuates depending on supply, but new research suggests we may have more helium than we realized.
After breaking free from a faulty strut, a helium tank shot up through the liquid oxygen core of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ultimately causing it to explode just minutes into the June 28 launch.
After not showing up to work for a week, 34-year-old UK factory worker Vitalijus Titok was discovered in his home, dead by helium suicide. Although this man’s actions were purposeful, incredibly, most people still do not understand the danger in inhaling helium.
The first federal helium auction of one year ago, which you can watch in its entirety above, was publicly labeled a huge success, generating nearly $15 million in revenue for the U.S. Treasury. But not everyone was thrilled and complaints were recently lobbied at a hearing over the implementation of new helium legislation.
High levels of helium-3 have been discovered in oil wells in Southern California, which changes everything we thought we knew about the Newport-Inglewood fault line and has reignited fears of another “big one.”
The answer to the world’s energy problems could be laying in the dust on our own moon.
Chinese scientists say that the rare Helium-3 isotope found on the moon could provide enough clean energy to power Earth for tens of thousands of years, ridding humanity of its dependence on finite fossil fuels.
We’re nearly halfway through 2015 now and the first half of the year brought us a bizarre new trend among teens and adults alike: helium burping. Yep, it makes a funny noise. What isn’t funny about helium burping is that it is unbelievably dangerous and it can have fatal results.
Let us make this blatantly clear: HELIUM BURPING CAN KILL YOU.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has discovered a massive reserve of helium underneath Yellowstone that is believed to be 2,000,000,000 (yes, billion) years old— and it’s escaping by the second.