NASA's Orion Spacecraft Successfully Takes Flight

NASA's groundbreaking Orion spacecraft was launched successfully this morning in its first test flight. It was originally scheduled to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 8:17AM

Short Film 'Wanderers' Beautifully Imagines the Future of Space Travel

The short film "Wanderers" from Swedish filmmaker Erik Wernquist is essentially Interstellar without all that pesky love stuff. Like...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - 2:53PM

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Is On Pluto's Doorstep, Will Awaken on Saturday

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, after a historic mission in which it traveled over three billion miles from Earth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - 10:55AM

Watch NASA's Orion Animation Three Days Ahead of Upcoming Launch

In three days, NASA will do a test launch of their Orion spacecraft, a shuttle that could potentially take humans farther into space...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 December 2014 - 12:48PM

NASA Predicts Europa Contains Alien Life Forms Beneath Icy Surface

In the search for extraterrestrial life, Europa isn't necessarily at the forefront of the public consciousness, with Mars often cited...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 3:07PM

Listen to Rosetta's Philae Lander Clunk Down on a Comet for the First Time

Trusty (but not particularly graceful) Philae managed to send back a recording of its historic landing on a comet before it went into...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:47AM

NASA's Asteroid Impact Map Shows that Earth Is Hit By Fireballs 'All the Time'

The new asteroid impact map released by NASA shows that, in the last twenty years, Earth has been hit by small asteroids- also called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:08AM

Philae Finds Evidence of Organic Molecules on the Surface of a Comet

Did comets plant the seeds for life on Earth? Early analysis of the data from Rosetta's Philae probe provided evidence for the theory...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 2:07PM

Will Rosetta Be the First Robot to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism?

Some AI programmers claim that robots will win the print journalism Pulitzer by 2016, but will the photojournalism category be won by...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 10:32AM

Philae Lander Goes to Sleep, Possibly Forever

After a groundbreaking 10-year mission, Rosetta's Philae Lander has powered down, possibly for good. Philae was the first spacecraft...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 9:49AM

Time Is Running Out for Lost Philae Lander

Rosetta's Philae lander touched down on a comet for the first time on Wednesday to collective cheers around the world. While the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:28AM

XKCD Live-Cartoons the Philae Comet Landing and Creates Amazing 142-Frame Animation

Webcomic XKCD live-sketched the Philae comet landing yesterday, and the results are amazing. They've essentially created an Apollo...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 11:12AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Sends Back the First Picture of the Surface of a Comet

Yesterday, Rosetta's Philae lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down directly on a comet. There were some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 10:41AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Is the First Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

Raucous cheers broke out at the European Space Agency when they received confirmation at 11:03 am that the Rosetta Philae lander...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 11:06AM

Watch the Rosetta Space Probe's Historical Comet Landing Live

Today, the Rosetta Philae lander is set to land on a comet for the first time ever. If the mission is a success, then scientists from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 9:42AM

Watch: Video Essay of Earth as Seen from the ISS

Did you go see Interstellar for some amazing space imagery and get annoyed with all the sappy human drama like we did? If so, then...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 10:06AM

NASA Records the Sounds of Space

As the 1979 classic Alien famously put it, "In space, no one can hear you scream." And while it's true that sound can't be heard by...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 3:52PM

Stunning Rosetta Images Reveal Sand Dunes on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

It's a large icy lump of rock that has spent millions of years hurtling through the vacuum of space, so you can imagine the surprise...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 10:43AM

Mars Rovers, Astronomers Photograph Rare Close Encounter Between Mars and Comet Siding Spring

It's more than 4.5 billion years old and it only comes into view roughly once every one million years, so it's safe to say this...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9:57AM

NASA's Plan for Real-Life Stasis Could Get Us to Mars

Countless sci-fi movies and television shows that take place in deep space depict long-term human hibernation, including the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 2:15PM