Space

Infographic: The 10 Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Discovered So Far

Though they were predicted long ago, the existence of planets outside of our solar system wasn't actually confirmed until 1992...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 5:22PM

Blue Origin's New Shepard Just Became the First Successful Reusable Rocket

Move over, SpaceX, because Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin just achieved the first successful landing of a reusable rocket. Yesterday, the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 12:51PM

How The Martian Realistically Depicted Mars and Space Travel

The Martian was a huge commercial and critical hit, satisfying fans of Andy Weir's immensely popular novel and even getting Oscar buzz...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 10:17AM

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

Watch: ISS Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Lettuce for the First Time

This summer, ISS astronauts ate food grown and harvested in space for the first time in history, and gave it some initial positive...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 3:55PM

Watch: NASA Captures "Superheated Fireworks" on the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

On November 15, the sun let out a massive coronal mass ejection that resembled a "canyon of fire" extending for more than 300,000 km....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 2:16PM

How to Watch the Leonids Meteor Shower This Week

Every year, the Leonid meteor shower peaks in mid-November, showering the sky with meteors that appear to be coming from the Leo...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 November 2015 - 12:50PM

"How to Go to Space" in Really, Really Simple Words

The process of going to space is a complicated one, whether you're trying to understand the physics of spaceships or the stringent...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 12:23PM

Planetary Society Co-Founder Says Humans Will Settle Mars, But That Will Be the Last Stop for Space Exploration

The Mission to Mars is at the forefront of everyone's minds in terms of human spaceflight and space colonization, but since we're...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 1:15PM

Astronomers Discover the Closest Earth-Sized Exoplanet As of Yet

Not long ago, scientists found the closest rocky exoplanet to earth orbiting a star in the constellation Cassiopeia. This was a huge...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 8:52PM

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