Space

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

Dark Matter May Be Made Up of Black Holes

We all know about dark matter - the elusive, mysterious substance that composes most of the material universe, and is widely thought...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 5:32PM

Scientists Find Mysterious "Quasicrystals" That Couldn't Have Formed on Earth

Quasicrystals are an extremely rare occurrence, which is to say they have only actually occurred on Earth once that we know of. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 4:42PM

A New Planet Hopeful in Our Galaxy Is Being Pulled to Shreds by Its Star

PTFO8-8695 b is a newly discovered planet candidate that might be one of our galaxy's youngest and most unique. With an orbit that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 12 June 2016 - 3:00PM

Physicists Have Figured Out How To Make It Through A Wormhole

For years, physicists have used Einstein's theory of general relativity to assume that the center of a black hole contains a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 5:20PM

"Diamond" Planets May Have Hosted the First Life in the Universe

Since 2005, astronomers have been talking about a theoretical kind of planet- called a carbon or "diamond" planet- which may have been...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 2:27PM

ESA Plans Space-Based Observatory to Detect Gravitational Waves

One small step closer to detecting gravitational space waves for man... one giant leap for mankind and all of physics. The European...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 11:32AM

SpaceX To Launch the First Reusable Rocket

After a long journey, SpaceX has finally managed to re-land its Falcon 9 rocket onto a barge. But now it's time for the final step in...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 1:38PM

The Science of Star Wars: How Giant Space Slugs Could Exist in Real Life

While Star Wars is generally a space fantasy, there are several futuristic concepts within the franchise that are based in reality....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 10:23AM

The First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole Has Yet to be Taken

You know what a black hole looks like, right? The name itself is practically a dead giveaway - it's black, it's a hole in space, etc....

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 7:50AM