Space

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Relive the Glory of the Falcon 9 Landing with SpaceX's Recap Video

The Falcon has landed! Relive the triumphant vertical landing of a Falcon 9 rocket with a three-minute recap video from SpaceX:The...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 1:24PM

The Science of The X-Files: The Real-Life Biology of Parasitic Ice Worms from Outer Space

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 5:35PM

Did Scientists Finally Detect Gravitational Waves?

Yesterday morning, Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at ASU, tweeted that he had received confirmation of a long-standing rumor that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 2:01PM

The Science of The X-Files: Can Extraterrestrial Life Survive a Trip to Earth on a Meteorite?

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:45PM

This Beautiful Logarithmic Map Fits the Entire Scaled Universe Into One Picture

The universe is so vast, it boggles the mind, so needless to say it's difficult to visually represent without just drawing a black...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 January 2016 - 5:30PM

Astronomers Plan to Build a 40-Foot Orbital Telescope to Search for Alien Life

With Hubble taking beautiful pictures out in space, and construction for the James Webb Space Telescope well underway, we've already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 10:07AM

Alien Life May Be More Likely to Flourish in Globular Star Clusters

Could alien life be hiding right in plain sight? Scientists have thought for years that the dazzling globular clusters in the Milky...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 1:22PM

Space Agencies Around the World Aim to Explore the Moon by 2030

Europe is increasingly looking towards the Moon as the next major frontier in space exploration. At a recent international symposium...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 3:28PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

The Likelihood of Comets Hitting Earth Is Higher Than We Thought

An asteroid armageddon has seemed more and more far-fetched in recent years, but is it more likely than we thought? According to a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 2:55PM

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