Space

Miguel Chevalier's Illustration of Stephen Hawking's Research Will Blow Your Mind

Cambridge University has no shortage of great names on its list of alumni, from Isaac Newton to Arthur Eddington, the University has...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 5:50PM

Congress Passes a Bill that Legalizes Space Mining

Space exploration is making strides every day, so naturally, we're already thinking about mining outer space for resources. The FAA...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 12:34PM

Here's Why the 15 Days of Darkness Rumor Is a Hoax

Every once in a while, a ridiculous apocalyptic rumor hits the internet, like the 2012 Mayan calendar doomsday predictions or recent...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 1:11PM

Mars's Moon Phobos Is Falling Apart

Mars's moon Phobos is headed for a complete self-destruction, as it is slowly being pulled to pieces by the gravitational pull between...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 10:09AM

Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes on Its Surface

It's been four months since New Horizons's historic flyby past the enigmatic Pluto, and NASA is finally ready to release their...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:41AM

Electric Sails Could Ride Solar Wind to Deep Space in the Next Ten Years

We may be able to explore the furthest reaches of space by 2025, as researchers are attempting to build electric sails that can ride...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 November 2015 - 2:01PM

Yesterday's NASA Announcement Dealt a Big Blow to our Hopes of Terraforming Mars

Yesterday, NASA revealed that they had all but solved the mystery of what happened to all the water on Mars, but while that was good...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 1:04PM

NASA Discovers What Happened to All the Water on Mars

Water might be present on Mars right now, but billions of years ago the Red Planet was a very, very different place to the barren...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 5:08PM

This is What it Looks Like When a 265 ton Antrares Rocket Explodes During Launch

Last year, Orbital Science's Antares Rocket was scheduled to lift off on a supply run to the International Space Station, carrying...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 11:49AM

NASA is Recruiting the Next Generation of Astronauts - Here's What You Need to Apply

It's something that you've likely dreamed about doing throughout your life, but have you ever considered the reality of becoming a...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 - 10:42AM

Here's What the White House is Doing About the Threat of a Catastrophic Solar Flare

The Sun is the most important source of life-giving energy in our entire solar system, but it also happens to be a giant bubbling ball...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 5:52PM

NASA Defies the Laws of Physics, Says Their 'Impossible' EM Drive Actually Works

People keep telling NASA that their EM Drive thruster is impossible, but they keep finding ways to prove their doubters (and the laws...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 1:08PM

Celebrating 15 Years of Humans Living on the International Space Station

On November 2nd in the year 2000, history was made when three astronauts stepped inside the International Space station kicking off 15...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 02 November 2015 - 2:22PM

NASA Releases the First Amazing Images from Cassini's Enceladus Encounter

Cassini just took a deep dive into Enceladus's geysers on Wednesday, and while we don't yet have the potentially historic results from...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 3:36PM

What Scientists Hope to Learn from Cassini's Dive into Enceladus's Icy Geysers

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took the plunge into the icy geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus in a close flyby earlier this week, and the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 11:07AM

Scientists Weigh in on Whether Mark Watney's Martian Farming Would Really Work

In the highly popular and acclaimed new movie The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, protagonist Mark Watney is forced to grow...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 3:57PM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Russia Is Training Monkeys to Man a Mission to Mars in Two Years

We haven't yet succeeded in sending a human to Mars, so maybe another species would have better luck. Russia is currently training...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 10:05AM

How to Watch This Week's Rare Venus-Jupiter-Mars Conjunction

This week, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will come together in a close encounter that will be bright enough to see without the use of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:13AM

5 Things That Would Happen If We Ever Found Intelligent Alien Life

The search for extraterrestrial life has been in the public consciousness for decades, but what would happen if we actually succeeded?...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 1:16PM