Space

NASA Discovers the Reason for Curiosity's Sudden Glitch

Over Fourth of July weekend, Curiosity had a sudden error and unexpectedly entered "safe mode." Now, NASA has discovered the reason...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 1:38PM

Astronomers Discover New Dwarf Planet 10 Billion Miles from the Sun

Move over, Pluto. An international team of astronomers has just discovered an icy dwarf planet in the disk of small objects beyond...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 July 2016 - 5:35PM

The Cannibalistic "Frankenstein Galaxy" Is Younger on the Inside Than the Outside

Scientists have just discovered an idiosyncratic galaxy that is younger on the inside than on the outside. Researchers believe that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 July 2016 - 3:04PM

Could We Communicate with Aliens Through the “Universal Language” of Mathematics?

There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 2:56PM

Astronomers Discover Water Clouds on the Coldest Known Object Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have just discovered strong evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has clouds in its atmosphere made of water or water...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 2:17PM

The Curiosity Rover Unexpectedly Goes Into "Safe Mode"

Over Fourth of July weekend, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover went into a precautionary stand-down, for reasons still unknown. The rover...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 11:28AM

Astronomers Say This Planet With 3 Suns is the Weirdest Exoplanet Ever Discovered

Tatooine-style planets that orbit a dual star-system are a dime a dozen these days, but planets that orbit three stars are a much...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 6:53AM

Hubble Captures the Sharpest-Ever View of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA/ESA's Hubble telescope has just gotten the best look yet at the nearby Andromeda galaxy. Below is a cropped version of the image,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 - 5:22PM

Mars' Moons Might Have Formed from a Massive Asteroid Impact

Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, have long been thought to be asteroids captured by the planet's gravitational pull. Now, researchers...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 5:45PM

Can Imaginary Numbers Solve the Problem of Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Faster-than-light travel, or "warp speed," is a ubiquitous trope in science fiction, but could the science ever hold up in real life?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 1:44PM

This is What Juno Saw During Its Historic Approach to Jupiter

While you might all be waking up feeling a little fatigued from your holiday weekend festivities, spare a thought for the team behind...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 8:59AM

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Successfully Arrives in Orbit Around Jupiter

After five years and some 1.7 billion miles, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully, and most importantly, safely, reached its goal of...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 5:06AM

Spend Your Independence Day Watching NASA's Juno Spacecraft Arrive at Jupiter

Fireworks, grilling, and family gatherings are all hallmarks of July 4th celebrations, but if ever there was a year to break with...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 04 July 2016 - 5:00AM

How Star Trek Is Inspiring NASA's Journey to Mars

Star Trek has predicted and inspired countless modern technologies, notably the cell phone, the tablet, and (possibly) portable...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 03 July 2016 - 11:05AM

Prehistoric Humans Might Have Used This 6,000-Year-Old Telescope

A team of scientists is undertaking an investigation of one of the world's oldest telescopes - and so far it's proving to be nothing...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 3:04PM

The Next Commercial Space Station is Already in the Works

With the ISS being taken out of commission in 2024, Mike Suffrendini, its former manager, is already looking to create a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 11:44AM

Hubble Captures Most Detailed Image Yet of Jupiter's Glowing Auroras

Astronauts have captured some of the best images of Earth's auroras from the ISS, but now, NASA has captured the extraterrestrial...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 1:16PM

"Voyage of Time" Trailer: Brad Pitt Narrates Terrence Malick's Cosmic Journey

Love him or hate him, Terrence Malick is known for his abstract, cosmic, gorgeous imagery, so he's the ideal director to take us...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 11:10AM

Watch: NASA's SLS Rocket Booster Passes Major Milestone in Journey to Mars

NASA's SLS is the most powerful rocket system ever built, and is possibly our best shot at getting to Mars in the next decade or so....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 3:28PM

Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

On Independence Day this year, we'll be able to celebrate another huge milestone, as NASA's Juno spacecraft is finishing its five-year...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 12:37PM