Space

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

Amazingly Detailed Infographic Maps the History and Future of the Universe

The universe existed long before humanity came onto the scene, and it will last far beyond us, as illustrated by this extremely...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 05 December 2015 - 3:44PM

ISS Astronaut Will Run the London Marathon In Space

In April, thousands of runners will be getting ready to run a marathon through the city of London, and ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 December 2015 - 4:23PM

Russia Finalizing Plans to Put People on the Moon Forever

Russia has been planning to build a manned base on the Moon for years, and now, according to a new report from TASS, the official...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 December 2015 - 9:47AM

The Sun Could Release "Superflares" with the Power of a Billion Megaton Bombs

The sun regularly produces flares, or sudden releases of energy that have the energy of up to 100 million megaton bombs. But according...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 10:59AM

More Than Half of Kepler's Gas Giants May Not Exist

It's always exciting when Kepler discovers a new exoplanet, and it's generally assumed that there is a relatively low chance of a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Mesmerizing Video Maps All of the Kepler Exoplanet Systems

In this amazing video (which will hypnotize you if you stare at it long enough), Youtube user Ethan Kruse has mapped every single...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 2:57PM

Watch: Astronauts Can Now Drink Out of Cups in Space

The gravity on the International Space Station leads to many difficulties in astronauts' lives, not least when it comes to drinking...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 11:14AM

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Uses Science to Choose Between the Millennium Falcon and the Enterprise

The Star Wars versus Star Trek debate answered once and for all.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 3:48PM