Space

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

This May Be the Best Alternative Explanation to That Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere So Far

Within the next week, astronomers are expected to have an answer regarding the cause of the bizarre, irregular dips in brightness of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 11:44AM

NASA's Osiris-REx Will Take the First-Ever Samples from an Asteroid Starting Next Year

Aerospace and securities company Lockheed Martin has just finished building Osiris-REx, a spacecraft that is set to launch next year...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 3:05PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Real-Life "Death Star" Has the Power to Destroy an Entire Planet

The Death Star of the Star Wars universe is a ship equipped with a planet-destroying laser, but as it turns out, real stars can...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 5:15PM

The Search for an Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere Has Begun

Recently, a newly discovered star kicked up a media storm when astronomers detected bizarre brightness patterns that some...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 11:34AM

Study Shows Most Earth-Like Planets Haven't Been Born Yet

Could there be billions more Earth-like planets by the end of the universe? A new theoretical study from the Space Telescope Science...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 1:40PM

Surprise Asteroid Will Do a Close Fly-By on Halloween

An unusually large and fast asteroid is pulling a trick this Halloween, as it wasn't even discovered until a few weeks ago, and now is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 11:58AM

Astronaut Playlist: Scott Kelly Shares the Songs that Capture His Year in Space

Scott Kelly is spending a full year in space, becoming the first astronaut in history to do so. It's amazing and historic, but also...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 10:26AM

Science vs Cinema: How Accurate Was Ridley Scott's The Martian?

We all know that The Martian was one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films in recent memory, not least as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 11:59AM