Space

Elon Musk on the Science of a Martian Hyperloop

Elon Musk's vision of a hyperloop is slowly but surely becoming a reality, but even though we don't actually have one on Earth yet,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 February 2016 - 1:55PM

An Asteroid Passing Earth Will Be Visible in the Sky

On March 5, an asteroid will pass unusually close to Earth, and will possibly even be visible in the night sky. The trajectory is a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 February 2016 - 12:48PM

Scientists Offer Compelling Evidence That Earth is the Result of a Collision Between Two Early Planets

The origins of the moon have been a rather interesting study over the years, as it’s been determined for quite some time that the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 7:00PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

The Magnetic Structure of the Sun Looks Like a Psychedelic Plasma Lamp

The magnetic field lines surrounding the Sun are invisible, but when NASA decides to visually represent them, they make our star look...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 11:01AM

China's Lunar Lander Sends Back Amazing New Photos of Our Moon

China's Chang'e 3 Lander has been exploring the moon for over two years now, along with its rover, Yutu, but we haven't gotten to see...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 9:57AM

NASA's Lunar Flashlight Will Find Water Sources to Help Astronauts "Live off the Land"

NASA plans to begin manned missions to Mars in 2030, but before that can happen, we will likely make another manned stop at our Moon...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 2:17PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Widespread Water Ice on Pluto's Surface

NASA's New Horizons team has been studying data from Pluto ever since the historic flyby last summer, and they've just made another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 11:18AM

NASA Releases Animation of Dawn's Ceres Flyover

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered Ceres' orbit, becoming the first mission to study the dwarf planet up close. Now, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:14PM

Watch: The ISS Takes a Moment of Silence to Remember Fallen Challenger Astronauts

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today, and it was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of space exploration. To...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 4:50PM

Astronomers Just Found the Biggest Solar System Ever Discovered

Astronomers studying planet 2MASS J2126-8140 thought it was a lonely orphan planet, wandering around to different solar systems...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 12:39PM

Late Sleepers Are Better Suited to Be Mars Astronauts

If you're constantly pressing the "snooze" button or are reluctant to get out of bed before noon, it turns out there might be an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 January 2016 - 2:39PM

NASA Releases Dazzling Image of Blizzard 2016 from Space

The snowpocalypse is coming to the East Coast, but NASA has just released a photo of blizzard Jonas that makes it look like a fairy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 1:45PM

New Theory Suggests Life Could Evolve on Planets Orbiting Black Holes

Even though the movie Interstellar depicted the possibility of habitable planets in orbit around a black hole, it’s been a known...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 9:01PM

Fermi Paradox "Solved" - Are All the Aliens Dead?

Are intelligent extraterrestrials radio silent because they're all dead? In new research published in Astrobiology, astronomers of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 4:35PM

Researchers Find Evidence of a Ninth Planet (For Real This Time)

For the first time since Neptune was discovered over a century and a half ago, scientists may have discovered another planet in our...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 12:44PM

NASA's Scott Kelly Reveals the "First-Ever Flower Grown in Space"

Scott Kelly, the first American to spend a full year living in space, has just achieved another landmark accomplishment. Kelly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:26AM

Stephen Hawking Claims the Next Century Is Make-or-Break for the Survival of the Human Race

As a preface to his discussions about black holes on this year's BBC Reith lectures, Professor Steven Hawking is talking about...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 3:12PM

How to See All Five Visible Planets At The Same Time

The last time that all five visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - appeared in the sky together was over ten...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:04PM

Comets Aren't What’s Causing KIC 8462852 to Dim

Not long ago, KIC 8462852 was making waves in the news due to some of its weird behaviors. Astronomers had determined that the star...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 3:53PM