Space

The Best Science Videos This Week: Self-Lacing Shoes, Acoustic Holograms, and More

This week, scientists brought Back to the Future, Star Trek, and a not-yet-made movie about a cute, cricket-like robot to life. Here...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 8:23PM

Will We Hear Elon Musk’s Plans for Colonizing Mars Next Week?

It’s no secret that Elon Musk, billionaire and founder of SpaceX, wants to colonize Mars. He’s expressed on a number of different...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 8:18PM

Astronauts Will Cast Votes for the 2016 Presidential Election from Space

If you think voting is a pain now, you should try doing it from space. In the 2016 presidential election, at least one astronaut will...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 5:46PM

Stephen Hawking Warns Us Against Communicating with Aliens

In a new short film from CuriosityStream, Stephen Hawking explores a beautiful, digitally rendered version of the universe and talks...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 4:55PM

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...

Exosphere
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