SpaceX Rocket Makes a Historic Vertical Landing

SpaceX is back! The space corporation just managed the historic feat of launching a rocket and then sending it back down to Earth to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 9:47AM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Spoiler-Free Science Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has become an expert at scientific nitpicking of popular culture, so of course he had to turn his critical eye...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 5:15PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

NASA Captures a Unique View of Earthrise from the Moon

You would think we would get tired of looking at Earth, since we live here, but we never do. NASA just released a stunning image of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 2:50PM

Watch: Hubble Captures "Celestial Lightsabers" in a Star Birthing Ground

NASA compares a new Hubble video to iconic Star Wars imagery.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 11:46AM

Astronauts Will Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Space

The newest Star Wars movie will screen in space.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 1:44PM

31 Planets Were Just Re-Named After Astronomers, Poltergeists, Don Quixote, and More

The International Astronomical Union just held their first public vote to rename 31 exoplanets and 14 stars, with nominations...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 4:32PM

Astronomers Discuss Everything Star Wars Gets Right and Wrong About Science

Everything makes a little too much noise in Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 10:44AM

Elon Musk Thinks World War III Could Prevent a Mission to Mars

A mission to Mars has been the white whale of space exploration for years now, and with the discovery of water on Mars and the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 4:01PM

A Giant Asteroid Will Approach Earth on Christmas Eve

This holiday season is coming up all asteroids. After the "Spooky" asteroid that made its closest approach on Halloween, we're about...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:11PM

NASA Is Accepting Applications for the Next Class of Astronauts Starting Today

NASA is finally accepting another class of astronauts this year, and the applications officially open today. There are extremely...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 11:28AM

New Horizons Sends Back Sharpest Images of Pluto's Surface Yet

New Horizons has been sending back a cornucopia of new information about our mysterious former ninth planet ever since the historic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 2:50PM

Watch: NASA Explains How They Would Build a Death Star

NASA engineer explains how the space organization would build the Death Star from Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 10:49AM

Elon Musk Announces First SpaceX Launch Since Falcon 9 Explosion

After the catastrophic explosion last June, SpaceX is finally launching its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket back into space next week, as...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 4:19PM

How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

There's a spectacular annual show that will appear across the sky this weekend: the Geminids meteor shower. It's technically already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 2:29PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals His Biggest Problem with the Death Star

Nail DeGrasse Tyson stokes the flames of the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate- again.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 4:14PM

We Finally Know What's Causing Ceres's White Spots

Ceres's white spots have been one of the biggest scientific mysteries in recent memory, with speculated causes ranging from water ice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 1:42PM

Watch an Amazing Simulation of the Spinning Turbulence Inside a Star

Stars look perfectly serene when we see them from Earth, but beneath the surface, they're filled with turbulent storms as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 2:34PM

NASA Tells Five-Year-Old How Much It Would Cost to Send a Letter to Mars

While other children are trying to send letters to Santa, five-year-old Oliver Geddings is trying to send a letter to Mars. Geddings,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 4:13PM

Neighboring Alien Planets Could Help Each Other Sustain Life

Astronomers recently discovered "neighbor" planets around the star Kepler-36, which are so close together, inhabitants living on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 11:17AM