4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space--and Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 1 of 4)

The following post is the first of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere. Their efforts to overcome the obstacles...

Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:00PM
Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:57PM

Scientists Reveal the Secret of the Giant Space Blob

A weird, greenish blob in the sky near the Aquarius constellation has puzzled astronomers since its discovery in 2000--what was making...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:10PM

NASA's Reveals Plans for Cassini's Final Year Orbiting Saturn

After an historic voyage, Cassini is about to kamikaze into Saturn. In one year, the long-lasting mission will finally come to an end...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:31PM

The Winners for the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016 Have Been Revealed

Each year, the Royal Observatory Greenwich chooses the most beautiful, informative, out-of-this world photos that captured the wonder...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 September 2016 - 11:15AM

SpaceX to Begin Launching Rockets in November

Earlier this month, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded at Cape Canaveral prior to a planned launch. But they're not taking the setback...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 1:28PM

Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space to Be Adapted Into a Movie

Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly finished his historic Year in Space, setting the record for total number of days in...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 12:58PM

New 'Voyage of Time' Clips Are Stunning

Terrence Malick is one of the most unique voices in filmmaking today, so when he decides to make a documentary about outer space,...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 6:25PM

We Finally Found the Lost Philae Lander!

After a long and turbulent journey, we've finally found the lost Philae lander once again. Just a month before the end of its mission,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 1:41PM

Juno’s First Flyby Reveals Jupiter’s North Pole is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Imagined

NASA has just received the first data and images of Jupiter’s north pole from the Juno spacecraft, and what they’ve found is...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 02 September 2016 - 3:15PM

SpaceX Rocket Explodes in Cape Canaveral Before Launch

This morning, a SpaceX rocket exploded at Cape Canaveral ahead of a scheduled launch on Saturday. Luckily, no one was injured, but the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 12:28PM

Report: NASA Eagleworks "Impossible" EM Drive Has Passed Peer Review

The reactionless EM Drive has drawn plenty of controversy in the scientific community, with many researchers calling it speculative...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 11:00AM

How Astronomers Will Find Whether Life Can Exist on Proxima b

Last week, astronomers discovered a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf in our closest star system....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 5:29PM

Astronomers Receive Radio Signal That Is a "Good Candidate" for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Have we just made contact with extraterrestrial life? (Or, more accurately, has extraterrestrial life just made contact with us?) An...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 2:01PM

The Observable Universe is 320 Million Light-Years Smaller Than We Previously Believed

The Planck satellite has recently gathered data that has led to some new calculations regarding the size of the observable universe....

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 4:06PM

Former NASA Engineer Says It's Highly Likely There Is Life in Our Solar System

Are we alone in the universe? That's the age-old question, and although astronomy has made plenty of progress in exploring the nearby...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 11:30AM

Astronomers Discover Milky Way-Sized Galaxy That’s Almost Entirely Dark Matter

Dark matter has been elusive to astronomers for decades; it composes approximately 27% of the matter in the observable universe, and...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 3:39PM

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Breaks U.S. Record for Most Days Lived in Space

Earlier this year, Scott Kelly broke the record for most days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut during his historic yearlong mission....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 12:46PM

It's Confirmed: An Earth-Like Exoplanet Has Been Found in Our Nearest Star System

Earlier this month, rumors started flying that astronomers had found a small, terrestrial planet orbiting in the Goldilocks zone of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 1:46PM

Earth's Early Temperatures Might Make It "One-of-a-Kind," Study Says

For many years, scientists have all but taken for granted that, statistically speaking, there must be habitable planets within stars'...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 5:01PM