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

Don't Get Excited About Those "Alien Signals" Just Yet

Today, a study was published that announced the news we've all been waiting for: aliens are trying to talk to us. More specifically,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 4:21PM

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

Columbia Memorial Space Center Holds a "Spooky Science Night" for Halloween

Between sci-fi horror movies and an excuse to cosplay, Halloween is a gold mine for sci-fi fans, but Columbia Memorial Space Center is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 1:56PM

NASA Just Found the Crash Site of the Lost ExoMars Lander

Bye, Schiaparelli. The lost ESA lander from the ExoMars mission has just been found - or at least its crash site was. Although we...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 5:50PM

4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space - And Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 4 of 4)

The following post is the fourth of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere. Their efforts to overcome the obstacles...

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 12:23PM

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

Here's an Awesome Chart Comparing the Dawn Spacecraft and a TIE Fighter

Star Wars is often viewed more as a space fantasy than a relatively true-to-life speculative fiction in the vein of Star Trek (unless...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 11:05AM

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

4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space - And Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 3 of 4)

The following post is the third of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere. Their efforts to overcome the obstacles...

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 11:47AM

Here's What Mars Would Look Like With Water

Mars is on everybody's minds, from Elon Musk's plan to make humanity a multiplanetary species to President Obama's announcement that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:55PM

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

Wikileaks Releases UFO E-Mails Sent to Clinton By Former Blink 182 Singer

You've probably heard that Blink 182's former lead singer, Tom DeLonge, has a pretty big obsession with UFOs. He's made a number of...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 8:42PM

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

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

4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space - And Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 2 of 4)

The following post is the second of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere (for the first part in the series, click...

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 11:30AM

Interactive Infographic Lets You Explore a Scientifically Accurate Solar System

Have you ever wanted to explore our entire Solar System, but didn't want to get off your couch, let alone put in the work to become an...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 6:13PM

LIVESTREAM: Elon Musk Says We Need These Four Things to Colonize Mars

Today at 2:30 PM EST, Elon Musk jumped on a livestream and began to talk about his plan to "Make Humans a Multiplanetary Species."...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 3:39PM

NASA Presents New Evidence for Geyser Activity on Europa

Scientists have long known that Europa is a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life, as a result of its subsurface ocean that could...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 4:43PM