NASA

Watch: NASA Explains How They Would Build a Death Star

NASA engineer explains how the space organization would build the Death Star from Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 10:49AM

We Finally Know What's Causing Ceres's White Spots

Ceres's white spots have been one of the biggest scientific mysteries in recent memory, with speculated causes ranging from water ice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 1:42PM

NASA Roboticist Says BB-8 Isn't Designed as Well as R2-D2 or C-3PO

NASA roboticist Brett Kennedy claims that the physics of BB-8 "just doesn't work out," which is blasphemy. Luckily, he compares him to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 4:52PM

NASA Tells Five-Year-Old How Much It Would Cost to Send a Letter to Mars

While other children are trying to send letters to Santa, five-year-old Oliver Geddings is trying to send a letter to Mars. Geddings,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 4:13PM

More Than Half of Kepler's Gas Giants May Not Exist

It's always exciting when Kepler discovers a new exoplanet, and it's generally assumed that there is a relatively low chance of a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Mesmerizing Video Maps All of the Kepler Exoplanet Systems

In this amazing video (which will hypnotize you if you stare at it long enough), Youtube user Ethan Kruse has mapped every single...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 2:57PM

Watch: Astronauts Can Now Drink Out of Cups in Space

The gravity on the International Space Station leads to many difficulties in astronauts' lives, not least when it comes to drinking...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 11:14AM

NASA's Solar Probe Plus Will Touch the Sun

Almost 60 years ago, NASA began talks to send a "suicide probe" into the Sun itself to burn up almost immediately after gathering...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 11:26AM

How The Martian Realistically Depicted Mars and Space Travel

The Martian was a huge commercial and critical hit, satisfying fans of Andy Weir's immensely popular novel and even getting Oscar buzz...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 10:17AM

NASA Just Gave Two Humanoid Robots to MIT and Northeastern University

Meet the astronaut of the future, Valkyrie I (or R5 as NASA calls it).NASA just gave one robot each to MIT and Northeastern University...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 12:07PM

We Might Be Able to Build a Space Elevator Made of Microscopic Threads of Diamonds

This might be the prettiest proposal for a space elevator yet. Scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have found...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 2:47PM

Watch: ISS Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Lettuce for the First Time

This summer, ISS astronauts ate food grown and harvested in space for the first time in history, and gave it some initial positive...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 3:55PM

Watch: NASA Captures "Superheated Fireworks" on the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

On November 15, the sun let out a massive coronal mass ejection that resembled a "canyon of fire" extending for more than 300,000 km....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 2:16PM

"How to Go to Space" in Really, Really Simple Words

The process of going to space is a complicated one, whether you're trying to understand the physics of spaceships or the stringent...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 12:23PM

NASA Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the ISS with a Country Song

It's the ISS's fifteenth anniversary this month, and in honor of that occasion, NASA has written a celebratory song in the tradition...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:58PM

Here's Why the 15 Days of Darkness Rumor Is a Hoax

Every once in a while, a ridiculous apocalyptic rumor hits the internet, like the 2012 Mayan calendar doomsday predictions or recent...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 1:11PM

Mars's Moon Phobos Is Falling Apart

Mars's moon Phobos is headed for a complete self-destruction, as it is slowly being pulled to pieces by the gravitational pull between...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 10:09AM

Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes on Its Surface

It's been four months since New Horizons's historic flyby past the enigmatic Pluto, and NASA is finally ready to release their...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:41AM

Electric Sails Could Ride Solar Wind to Deep Space in the Next Ten Years

We may be able to explore the furthest reaches of space by 2025, as researchers are attempting to build electric sails that can ride...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 November 2015 - 2:01PM

Yesterday's NASA Announcement Dealt a Big Blow to our Hopes of Terraforming Mars

Yesterday, NASA revealed that they had all but solved the mystery of what happened to all the water on Mars, but while that was good...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 1:04PM