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Astronomers Discover Canyons and Rivers of Liquid Methane on Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has always been a mystery, especially because its dense atmosphere wouldn't allow astronomers to peek at its...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 3:15PM

NASA Says They're Not Racing SpaceX to Mars

According Elon Musk, we could be sending humans to Mars by the early 2020s (President Obama has set the date closer to the 2030s)....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 12:52PM

A New Technology Could Help NASA Detect Life on Mars

David Bowie's hit song Life on Mars has never been more relevant--everybody's talking about Mars, making plans to go to Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 3:27PM

Stephen Hawking's "Breakthrough Listen" Project Is Investigating A Possible Alien Megastructure

Stephen Hawking has been pretty explicit about what he thinks of contacting aliens: if they call, don't answer. Hawking is also one of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 2:18PM

NASA Astronaut Talks the Mind-Blowing Views on the Far Side of the Moon

Apollo 11 gets a lot of credit (and rightly so) for being the first space mission to land humans on the moon, but not so many people...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 3:44PM

UPDATED: The ExoMars Mission Lander Just Fell Through Mars' Atmosphere - Did It Survive?

It's been a big month for interplanetary exploration--first Elon Musk announces his plans to colonize Mars with an Interplanetary...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 2:21PM

Sorry, Aspiring Moon Colonists--The Moon Will Kill You

We love the Moon almost as much as Duncan Jones' film about it (and the upcoming sequel). And with Elon Musks' recent plan to colonize...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 October 2016 - 2:51PM

Obama Wants To Send Astronauts to Mars by the 2030s

Two weeks ago, Elon Musk spoke before the International Aeronautical Congress and laid out a bold plan to make humanity a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 12:56PM

Andy Weir Imagined Neil deGrasse Tyson Looking Over His Shoulder While Writing "The Martian"

The Martian is considered to be one of the most scientifically accurate science fiction books in recent memory, and it wasn't written...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 October 2016 - 5:24PM

These New Headphones Are Essentially Wireless Tricorders

A lot of people have been making fun of the new AirBuds (sorry, AirPods) as well as Apple's decision to remove headphone jacks from...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 - 1:16PM

Elon Musk's Plan for a Self-Sustaining Colony on Mars in the Next 100 Years

Elon Musk is not looking for Helium-3, like Lunar Industries in Duncan Jones Moon. He's not looking for alien life. According to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 - 1:26PM

A Rare "Black Moon" Appears Tonight for North American Stargazers

Tonight, September 30th, North American skywatchers might see something strange: a patch of sky with no stars, caused by a rare "black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 1:10PM

A New Experiment Just Teleported a Particle and Pioneered the Quantum Internet

Before we're flooded with quotations of "Beam me up, Scotty" (and the obnoxious people who know it's actually "Scotty, beam me up"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 1:29PM

Astronauts Will Cast Votes for the 2016 Presidential Election from Space

If you think voting is a pain now, you should try doing it from space. In the 2016 presidential election, at least one astronaut will...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 5:46PM

Stephen Hawking Warns Us Against Communicating with Aliens

In a new short film from CuriosityStream, Stephen Hawking explores a beautiful, digitally rendered version of the universe and talks...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 4:55PM

Scientists Just Digitally Reconstructed the Ancient En-Gedi Sea Scrolls

It's mind-boggling how much history has been lost. As a recent article in Nature argues, the discovery of the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 3:22PM

Scientists Reveal the Secret of the Giant Space Blob

A weird, greenish blob in the sky near the Aquarius constellation has puzzled astronomers since its discovery in 2000--what was making...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:10PM

Italian Neuroscientist Plans First Human Head Transplant

Even for fans of Futurama, what Sergio Canavero recently announced is pretty extreme: the Italian neuroscientist is gearing up for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 4:14PM

Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space to Be Adapted Into a Movie

Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly finished his historic Year in Space, setting the record for total number of days in...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 12:58PM

We Finally Found the Lost Philae Lander!

After a long and turbulent journey, we've finally found the lost Philae lander once again. Just a month before the end of its mission,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 1:41PM