Space

NASA Is Sending Up Giant Bacteria Balloons During the Eclipse to See if We're Infecting Other Worlds

If you're not already pumped for next week's total solar eclipse, it's time to get even more excited: one fun side effect of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 11:18AM

DeLorean is Building a Flying Car Straight Out of 'Back to the Future'

A true Back to the Future DeLorean won't be possible until we make some major breakthroughs in time travel, but when that day comes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 6:38PM

Are You Ready for the August 21st Eclipse?

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming eclipse, you may have been living under a moon rock. On August 21st, a historic total solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 11 August 2017 - 12:16PM

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Create "New Wave" of Space Planes

DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has had a long-standing reputation as a leader in bizarre, cutting-edge,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 1:16PM

Watch: NASA Reveals 70 Years of Secret X-Plane Footage

Grab your tinfoil hats, folks, because we’re discussing NASA secrets. No, not greys and reptilians, we’re talking about secret...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 11:51AM

Luxembourg Is Planning to Be the First Country to Adopt Asteroid Mining

Cosmic objects like asteroids aren’t just big rocks threatening the future of civilization in blockbuster sci-fi flicks (and,...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:09PM

EVE Online Will Allow Players to Search for Real-Life Exoplanets

Have you ever wondered whether or not you have what it takes to become an astrophysicist? Have you ever dreamed of discovering...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 24 July 2017 - 9:07AM

A Team of Chinese Students Will Be Isolated for Six Months to Test if Lunar Colonists Will Go Crazy

Scientists have known for a while that the isolation astronauts face in space can mess with their minds. As we start to look toward...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 2:22PM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch the Storms of Jupiter Shot in Time-Lapse

You may know about Voyager 1's primary claim to fame as the farthest spacecraft from Earth (and the carrier of one of the fabulous...

Super User
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 5:00PM

Watching the Surface of the Sun Is Terrifying (and Awesome)

If you're not familiar with NASA's IRIS satellite, take one look at its job description:The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:33PM

Congressmen Introduce a Bill to Create a Real-Life Space Corps

By January 1st, 2019, the United States will have a new military branch: The Space Corps. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 26 June 2017 - 8:48AM

Watch NASA's New Mars Lander Make a Perfect Landing

When you read the transcript of the first Moon landing, two things come to mind: first, that the whole thing was a lot more...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 3:45PM

China Launches the First Unhackable Quantum Satellite

After launching “Micius,” the first quantum technology satellite into space, China is about to realize quantum entanglement...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 11:42AM

Why Red Dwarfs Might Not Be the Best Candidates for Finding Alien Life After All

Red dwarf stars--the most common star type in our galaxy. They have been the subject of recent discussion as planets surrounding them...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 12 June 2017 - 2:27PM

A Few Reasons Why Living on Mars Would Suck

We're sure that a great lot of you would jump for joy at the chance to visit Mars. A largely unexplored alien planet with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 11:10AM

Livestream: Meet the Newest Generation of Astronauts (and the Classified Spaceship They Might Fly In)

Get ready to meet your new space heroes.After a record-breaking open application that saw over 18,000 people apply to become...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - 1:15PM

Interview: Space Historian Glen Swanson Talks the Apollo Program

Glen Swanson has made a career in space—all while keeping his feet firmly here on Earth. In his former role as a NASA historian at...

Carolyn Cox
Friday, 19 May 2017 - 1:40PM

NASA's Satellite Footage of Ocean Currents Looks Like a Moving Van Gogh Painting

If Planet Earth has taught us anything, it's 1) that the world is filled with hidden wonders and 2) that each of our lives would be...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 1:41PM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM