Space

NASA Detects Oxygen in Mars' Atmosphere

NASA has just discovered oxygen in the Martian atmosphere, using an instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 10:30AM

Kepler Discovers Hundreds of New Exoplanets

In the biggest single announcement of exoplanets ever recorded, NASA's Kepler team has announced that they have unveiled 1,284 new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 2:22PM

Watch: NASA Captures Rare and Spectacular Mercury Solar Transit

Early yesterday morning, skywatchers had the opportunity to see a relatively rare celestial event: a Mercury solar transit. Now, NASA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 11:04AM

SpaceX Hired a Legendary Sci-Fi Costume Designer to Make a New Spacesuit

Jose Fernandez has created costumes for a slew of modern sci-fi and comic book classics, such as Men in Black, X2, and Avengers (as...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 May 2016 - 2:09PM

Astrobiologists Make List of Biosignature Gases to Aid Search for Alien Life

As of now, it would take a prohibitive amount of time to reach potentially habitable exoplanets to physically search for...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 May 2016 - 12:17PM

Watch: SpaceX's Falcon9 Makes Fastest Drone Ship Landing Yet

After several explosive failed attempts, SpaceX finally landed their Falcon 9 rocket onto a robotic ship last month, in a historic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 May 2016 - 11:08AM

NASA Picks the Best Real-Life Analogs to Star Wars Planets

NASA gives their picks for the celestial objects that are closest to Star Wars worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 2:07PM

Planet Nine Is Either a Gas Giant or an Icy Snowball

Planet Nine is becoming more mysterious by the minute. If it does, in fact, exist, which is looking increasingly likely, then there...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 10:12AM

Here's How to Watch the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Week

Each year, the spectacular Eta Aquarids meteor shower lights up the sky from approximately April 21 to May 20. So the light show is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 5:30PM

NASA's Giant Sunglasses Could Allow Space Telescopes to Take Pictures of Habitable Worlds

NASA is about to launch the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope in 2018, but even with that state-of-the-art technology, we...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 11:10AM

Scientists Discover Three Earth-Like Planets Orbiting an Ultracool Star

We may have just found the three most promising candidates in the search for alien life. Researchers have just found three potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 11:01AM

Scientists Say Cryosleep Is the Only Way for Humans to Achieve Interstellar Travel

Bad news, Star Wars/Trek/Gate fans. Scientists have come out and said that faster-than-light travel, while a fun trope of science...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 5:22PM

Here's How NASA Plans to Dispose of Dead Bodies in Space

Currently, disposal of corpses is not a major concern for space travelers, since missions are so short and relatively safe that death...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 12:22PM

JAXA Is "Very Sorry" They'll Never Get the Hitomi Satellite Back

Japan's satellite Hitomi has been lost in space for over a month, but until now, JAXA has been expending every effort to get the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:26PM

Curiosity Explores the Red Planet's Rugged Terrain in Latest Mars Image

NASA's Curiosity rover is about to complete one of its greatest obstacles yet, as it has nearly crossed Mars' Naukluft Plateau,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 12:21PM

Watch the Aurora Borealis from the ISS in Beautiful High-Definition

NASA TV is bringing us all of the most visually stunning phenomena that can be seen from the ISS, and its newest offering shows us the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:06AM

ESA Is Planning an International Lunar Village

Could humans live in a multi-cultural moon village in the near future? ESA recently revealed that they are moving forward with their...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 4:33PM

SpaceX Announces Mars Mission in 2018

After much teasing, SpaceX has officially announced that they're sending their Dragon spacecraft to Mars in 2018: Planning to send...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 12:40PM

Astronomers Find "Monster" Black Hole Formed from Three-Galaxy Collision

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is extremely large--4 million times the mass of our Sun--but a newly discovered black hole...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 11:16AM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Might Visit a Third Asteroid After Vesta and Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been hopping around to different asteroids for the last half-decade, and we might be able to add another...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 5:29PM