Space

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Hope Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Find Us

Stephen Hawking just announced his intention to work with billionaire Yuri Milner, Mark Zuckerberg, and other prominent scientists on...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 11:09AM

NASA Says "Mars Matters" for the Future of Space Exploration

NASA's Journey to Mars has faced some criticism as of late, but when NASA Chief and former astronaut Charles Bolden addressed the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 2:35PM

Here's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfe

Yesterday, Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner announced Breakthrough Starshot, a project that aims to build tiny,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 11:21AM

NASA Begins Testing Electric Sail Technology to Reach the Edge of Our Solar System

Right on the heels of Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner's announcement that they're developing tiny spacecrafts powered by light from...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 1:47PM

No. Planet Nine is Not About to Wipe Out Life on Earth

Scientists rally to condemn growing rumors that the mysterious Planet 9 will wipe out life on Earth.During Outer Places' Science of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 3:17PM

NASA Has Saved the Kepler Spacecraft from Emergency Mode

On Thursday, the Kepler Spacecraft gave everyone a scare when a scheduled interchange revealed it had inexplicably switched to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 1:39PM

Two Commercial Spacecrafts Attach to the ISS for the First Time

For the first time ever, SpaceX and Orbital ATK have launched spacecrafts and successfully attached them both to the International...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 1:05PM

Astronauts May Be Able to Grow Their Own Medicine from Fungus

Could fungus be the key to getting humans to Mars? A new experiment may allow astronauts to grow their own medicines in space during...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 April 2016 - 6:17PM

Two Supernovae Showered Earth with Radioactive Debris

Supernovae are, by nature, catastrophic cosmic events, but they're usually too far away to have a direct effect on our planet. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 5:18PM

Mars Basin Could Be Hiding an Ancient Biosphere

Astrobiologists might have discovered the best place to look for alien life on Mars, in the form of a region called the Argyre basin,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:32PM

Exoplanets with Extremely Salty Oceans May Be More Habitable Than We Thought

Scientists have discovered several small, rocky, relatively Earth-like planets within their star's Goldilocks zone that could...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 - 3:29PM

NASA Releases Nearly 3 Million Amazing Images of Earth from Space

For the last sixteen years, the Japanese remote sensing instrument Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 April 2016 - 3:46PM

Astronomers Find Extremely Rare Triple-Star System

Astronomers have just found a planet with an even cooler sunset than Tatooine. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 3:48PM

Astronomers Discover White Dwarf Star with an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

There are plenty of reasons humans could never live on a star, but for one star in particular, we can cross "unbreathable atmosphere"...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 12:56PM

Scientists Could Cloak Our Planet from Alien Civilizations Using Lasers

Humans are endlessly curious about the existence and nature of intelligent alien life, and so most of the conversation surrounding...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 1:10PM

SETI Expands Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life to 20,000 More Star Systems

SETI just expanded its search for intelligent aliens in a big way. Over the next two years, a new initiative will search 20,000 star...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 11:17AM

NASA Is Building a Next-Generation Exoplanet Hunter

After a grueling national competition, NASA has just selected a team of Penn State scientists to build a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 6:33PM

Watch A Mysterious Object Crash Into Jupiter

A small object of unknown origin just crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere, and so far two astronomers have posted videos capturing the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 5:09PM

Japanese Satellite Hitomi Is Lost in Space

Japan just lost contact with their newest satellite, Hitomi. The satellite, whose name means "pupil of the eye" was supposed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 3:07PM

NASA and SpaceX Are Sending an Inflatable Habitat Module to the ISS Next Week

Next week, NASA will attempt to send a payload to the ISS using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, for the first time since the rocket...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 11:09AM