NASA's New Travel Posters Detail the Beautiful Potential of Space Tourism

What will the future of space travel look like? That was the question NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put to two designers who have...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 11:45AM

An Asteroid Passing Earth Will Be Visible in the Sky

On March 5, an asteroid will pass unusually close to Earth, and will possibly even be visible in the night sky. The trajectory is a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 February 2016 - 12:48PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

The Magnetic Structure of the Sun Looks Like a Psychedelic Plasma Lamp

The magnetic field lines surrounding the Sun are invisible, but when NASA decides to visually represent them, they make our star look...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 11:01AM

NASA's Lunar Flashlight Will Find Water Sources to Help Astronauts "Live off the Land"

NASA plans to begin manned missions to Mars in 2030, but before that can happen, we will likely make another manned stop at our Moon...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 2:17PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Widespread Water Ice on Pluto's Surface

NASA's New Horizons team has been studying data from Pluto ever since the historic flyby last summer, and they've just made another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 11:18AM

NASA Releases Animation of Dawn's Ceres Flyover

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered Ceres' orbit, becoming the first mission to study the dwarf planet up close. Now, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:14PM

Watch: The ISS Takes a Moment of Silence to Remember Fallen Challenger Astronauts

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today, and it was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of space exploration. To...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 4:50PM

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Play Liquid Ping Pong in Space.

Today marks Astronaut Scott Kelly's 300th day aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is about two months away from the end of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 5:55PM

NASA Releases Dazzling Image of Blizzard 2016 from Space

The snowpocalypse is coming to the East Coast, but NASA has just released a photo of blizzard Jonas that makes it look like a fairy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 1:45PM

What Happens When You Put Three Quantum Pigeons Into Two Pigeonholes?

You're all probably familiar with Schrodinger's Cat - the go-to quantum physics thought experiment. Well, now physicists have come...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 1:38PM

Watch Leonard Nimoy React to the Final Flight of NASA's Enterprise

After the passing of sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy (best known for playing Dr. Spock on the original Star Trek), Nimoy's son, Adam started...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 5:01PM

NASA's Scott Kelly Reveals the "First-Ever Flower Grown in Space"

Scott Kelly, the first American to spend a full year living in space, has just achieved another landmark accomplishment. Kelly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:26AM

Scientists Discover the Brightest Supernova Ever Recorded

A cosmic explosion 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova has left scientists speechless, and not just because of its...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 4:05PM

NASA Captures Stunning Image of Pluto's Occultation

At the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society last week, there was lots of buzz surrounding what was once the galaxy's 9th...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 11:10AM

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Remote-Control Parking Is the First Step to Self-Driving Cars in 2018

Good news for all of you who are lucky enough to have a Tesla Motors vehicle  - the new software update includes a Summon...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:20PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

NASA Captures a Unique View of Earthrise from the Moon

You would think we would get tired of looking at Earth, since we live here, but we never do. NASA just released a stunning image of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 2:50PM