NASA Photo Shows the Vast Distance Between the Earth and Moon

The moon is approximately 238,855 miles away from the Earth, on average (these things can fluctuate slightly). This seems like a big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 8:00PM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Looks Giant on its Launch Pad

The Falcon Heavy, SpaceX's newest and largest rocket, is ready for its maiden voyage. Well, almost.There is the minor hassle of making...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 6:28PM

The Mystery Surrounding That 'Alien Megastructure' Star Has Finally Been Solved

It's long been called "the most mysterious star in the universe," but we may finally understand once and for all whether this bizarre...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 11:32AM

3 UFO Sightings From Professional Pilots That Defy Explanation

The vast majority of UFO reports can be very easily explained away. Even many reports that conspiracy theorists insist have no logical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 11:11AM

We May Have Just Found the Cure for Alzheimer's by Accident

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time have been made by accident and this is no different. While studying the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 11:10AM

Finding Aliens Is Only a Matter of Time: 'Billions' of Exoplanets Exist, Scientist Announces

Alien life simply must exist out there somewhere in the universe. It's a simple numbers game, and according to top astronomers, the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:36AM

There Was No Big Bang—A Black Hole Created Our Universe, Scientists Claim

Between Elon Musk's claim that we're all living in the Matrix and the idea that the inside of the Earth is populated by aliens, there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:35AM

SpaceX Will Launch the Mystery Satellite 'Zuma' for the US Government

Elon Musk has got to be pretty pleased with himself right now - in just a few days, despite a delay, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 7:34PM

Large Galaxies Can Be Suffocated by Their Black Holes

Deep at the heart of many galaxies, a black hole serves as an anchor for all the stars and other materials to swirl around. The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 6:30PM

NASA and DARPA Building Robots to Sabotage Enemies in Space

Apart from an EMP airburst that fries iPhones and internet servers across the country, the worst thing that can happen to our...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 11:26AM

Scientists Just Reversed the Arrow of Time by Using Quantum Entanglement

Scientists insist it is not possible to travel backward in time--at least, not without some kind of wormhole to spit someone out in a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 11:12AM

Giant Green 'Fireball' Meteor Stuns UK on New Year's Eve

Fireworks weren't the only things streaking across the sky on the last night of 2017. In the UK, hundreds reported seeing a blindingly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:35AM

'Hazardous' Asteroid Will Barely Miss Earth in a Few Hours—Why Did It Take NASA So Long to Find It?

It seems like the Earth's new global asteroid defense system is doing its job: we've spotted an approaching asteroid the size of a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:22AM

China Plans to Grow Plants and Insects on the Dark Side of the Moon

Did you know that profits from Pink Floyd's famous album, Dark Side of the Moon, helped fund Monty Python and the Holy Grail? How...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:15AM

The Reasons Why Black Holes Are Such Powerful Energy Sources

Not that it's possible yet anyway, but there's lots of reasons why visiting a black hole is a very bad idea, and your chances of...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 5:19PM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Almost Included Lando Calrissian

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below. If you haven't seen the movie, you may want to read something else until then. The Last...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 1:30PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres Which Could Support Life

TRAPPIST-1 is a small red dwarf star about 40 lightyears from our sun, but the planets orbiting around it have always been more...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 4:26PM

Neill Blomkamp Reveals Concept Art From Abandoned 'Alien' Film

After Alien: Covenant fell short of being the sci-fi horror masterpiece it could have been, it's easy to pine for the cancelled Alien...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 2:31PM

DARPA Contest Wants New Tech for Surviving Underground

Despite how focused we are on getting humans up into the sky, whether through flying cars or rockets, there are others who think the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 12:35PM

This Modified Nerf Gun is Powered By Liquid Nitrogen

You're never too old for a Nerf war. That said, foam projectiles have evolved somewhat since you were a kid, thanks in large part to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 7:14PM