Watch: Hubble Captures "Celestial Lightsabers" in a Star Birthing Ground

NASA compares a new Hubble video to iconic Star Wars imagery.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 11:46AM

Astronauts Will Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Space

The newest Star Wars movie will screen in space.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 1:44PM

NASA's Budget Increased by Over a Billion Dollars

Congress has finally revealed their plans for funding federal government programs in 2016, including NASA, and it's great news for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 9:50AM

A Giant Asteroid Will Approach Earth on Christmas Eve

This holiday season is coming up all asteroids. After the "Spooky" asteroid that made its closest approach on Halloween, we're about...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:11PM

NASA Is Accepting Applications for the Next Class of Astronauts Starting Today

NASA is finally accepting another class of astronauts this year, and the applications officially open today. There are extremely...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 11:28AM

New Horizons Sends Back Sharpest Images of Pluto's Surface Yet

New Horizons has been sending back a cornucopia of new information about our mysterious former ninth planet ever since the historic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 2:50PM

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