Space

Celebrate NASA's Voyager Spacecraft With this Stunning Animated Tribute

With the exploits of spacecraft like Rosetta and the exciting prospect of Juno reaching Jupiter next week, we're currently at a very...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 7:52AM

Former NASA Executive Plans to Build an ISS Replacement

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

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 27 June 2016 - 5:06PM

Plants Grown in Mars-Simulated Soil Are Safe to Eat

We've just scienced the sh*t out of this. After a few failed attempts, scientists have officially pulled a Mark Watney and grown...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 June 2016 - 2:35PM

There Have Definitely Been Advanced Alien Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Study Says

Most of the conversation surrounding the probability of alien life asks whether intelligent extraterrestrials exist right now (and if...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 5:36PM

Scientists Turn the Rosetta Comet Into a Very Unpleasant Perfume

When the Rosetta spacecraft explored comet 67P, it found traces of gases like hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 1:07PM

Pluto Might Have a Liquid Water Ocean Beneath Its Surface

Pluto is a frozen wasteland 3.67 billion miles from the Sun, and has been assumed to be very, very dead. Of all the planets and other...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 10:38AM

Astronaut Tom Peake Calls Life After Space "The World's Worst Hangover"

Tim Peake is having the "worst hangover of his life" after spending six months in space. The ESA astronaut safely returned to Earth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 11:14AM

A Mysterious Object Made a Tear in One of Saturn's Rings

One of Saturn's rings is broken. A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's most famous feature, and scientists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 5:30PM

Scientists Finally Discover the Function of 2,100 Year Old Computer

Since it was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Crete in 1901, the sophisticated-beyond-its time Antikythera Mechanism has...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 11:56AM

Finally - A Solution to the 'Alien Megastructure' Mystery is On The Way

Even though it's probably just comets, the mysterious flickering of star KIC 8462852 has yet to be definitively solved. And as long as...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 17 June 2016 - 5:14PM

Our Quest for a Space Elevator Has Hit a Big Snag

The long-romanticized concept of a space elevator has popped up in science fiction for over a century and, for a while there, space...

Rhonda Dehaini
Friday, 17 June 2016 - 3:41PM

Hazy Exoplanets Might Be Much Smaller Than We Thought

New research suggests that some exoplanets may be significantly smaller than was previously assumed. The culprit in these...

Rhonda Dehaini
Friday, 17 June 2016 - 12:10PM

Theia Collision Might Have Seeded Precious Metals on Earth

For many years, scientists believed that the materials for life on Earth were seeded in a collision with the planetary body Theia,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 4:01PM

Scientists Have Once Again Detected Gravitational Waves

Scientists announced today that they have once again detected gravitational ripples in spacetime coming from the collision of two...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 10:30AM

NASA Ignites the Largest-Ever Fire in Space

NASA just lit a huge fire in a spacecraft, and while this may sound like someone made a colossal mistake, it was 100% intentional. The...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 5:27PM

Scientists Predict Contact With Aliens Will Happen in 1500 Years

By now you've probably heard of the Fermi paradox, which essentially boils down to: "if there is highly intelligent life out there,...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 4:21PM

NASA Aims to Predict Dust Storms on Mars

NASA really, really wants to avoid a real-life Mark Watney situation. We haven't even figured out how to land a manned mission on Mars...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 10:05AM

Astronomers Promise at Least Two More Mystery Planets

Back in January, researchers found evidence of another planet in our solar system for the first time since Neptune was discovered....

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 5:31PM

NASA's New Recruitment Posters Want YOU to Go to Mars

NASA has been highly publicizing their Journey to Mars for several years now, and between social media tie-ins and plenty of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 3:11PM

Newly Discovered Tatooine Planet Is The Largest So Far

Dubbed a "Tatooine planet" because, like its Star Wars counterpart, it orbits two suns, Kepler-1647b is a recently discovered planet...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 11:14AM