Space

Watch: NASA Spots the Flash of a Supernova for the First Time

Kepler has just observed the brilliant flash from the explosion of a star, or the "shock breakout" of a supernova." NASA released a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 3:18PM

A Super Bright Jupiter Will Be Visible During Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow morning, a lunar eclipse will be visible from Earth when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow and makes the whole world a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 1:42PM

Pluto May Have Been Covered With Rivers and Lakes of Liquid Nitrogen

Scientists think liquid nitrogen once flowed on Pluto's surface, and may even still lie beneath the ice on the dwarf planet today....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12:07PM

We're About to See the Closest Comet Flyby in Over Three Decades

Two comets are about to zoom past Earth, and while only one of them will be visible to the naked eye, the other will mark the closest...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:19PM

Andy Weir Says Humans Won't Make it to Mars Until 2050 Due to Lack of Funding

Andy Weir's The Martian (and it's subsequent big screen adaptation) has helped push Mars, Science and Space Exploration into the...

Kieran Dickson
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:03PM

Hubble Peeks Into the Largest Collection of Giant Stars Ever Discovered

Hubble just got a glimpse into a gorgeous "land of giants," the largest collection of monster stars ever observed by astronomers,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:53PM

How Mark Watney Would Have Been Affected by Radiation on Mars

How would the protagonist on The Martian have fared on the Red Planet?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:13PM

Ceres' Bright Spots Just Became Even More Mysterious

The long-running mystery of Ceres' white spots may have been virtually solved late last year, but there's still plenty we don't know...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 10:48AM

NASA Plans to Light a "Large-Scale Fire" in Space

The ISS has played host to many weird experiments, including those involving fruit fly astronauts, hard liquor, a dozen mice, beer...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 3:46PM

Russia Is Building Nuclear Engines to Take Astronauts to Mars in Six Weeks

Russia has just announced plans to build a nuclear space engine that will be ready for the testing stage in 2018, with the goal of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 2:49PM

Astronomers Find the Largest Celestial Object Ever Discovered

Astronomers have found the largest object in the universe--so far: a structure made up of galaxy superclusters, aptly named the BOSS...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 1:25PM

China Is Planning a Space Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble, But How Does It Compare to James Webb?

China just announced plans to build a space telescope that is even more powerful than NASA's Hubble, which will observe and image our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:22PM

New Star Chart App Is the First Virtual Reality Planetarium

There are several star chart apps on the market with augmented reality, including the Star Chart app from Escapist Games. But now,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 5:06PM

Watch: The Full Solar Eclipse Darkens the World from an Alaska Airlines Flight

The only full solar eclipse of the year happened on Tuesday night, and it was such a momentous event, Alaska Airlines changed one of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 9:46AM

Scientists Just Grew Ten Different Crops in Mars-Equivalent Soil

Could we be one step closer to a viable plan for a Mars colony? Researchers from the Netherlands have performed an experiment in which...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 1:03PM

Blue Origin Aims to Take Tourists to Space in 2018

The famously secretive space travel company Blue Origin was opened to press for the first time yesterday. This would be exciting...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:51AM

The Only Full Solar Eclipse This Year Is Happening Tomorrow--Here's How to Watch

Tomorrow night, on March 8, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily blocking the light of the Sun from...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 12:43PM

Scientists Develop a "Death Star" Laser Weapon to Vaporize Killer Asteroids

The Death Star we all know has a tendency to destroy planets, but now scientists are attempting to create a Death Star weapon that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 March 2016 - 2:32PM

Astronomers Pinpoint Source of Multiple Cosmic Radio Bursts

Scientists are getting closer and closer to discovering the nature of those mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) that occasionally ping...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 2:45PM

Scott Kelly Is Already Showing Us the Effects of Long-Term Spaceflight on the Human Body

Scott Kelly just came back to Earth from his historic Year in Space, and he's set to undergo extensive medical testing in order to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 1:03PM