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The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

It's hard to imagine that we'll worry about the sun toward the end of its life. Since it has at least 5 billion years left, there's a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 6:40PM

ExoMars Orbiter Reveals Its First Image of an Icy Martian Crater

When the ESA launched their ExoMars mission in 2016, what most people remember was the Mars lander which malfunctioned and crashed...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 2:49PM

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

The ESA's New Uber-Precise Star Map Revolutionizes Our View of the Milky Way

Astronomers have been upping their game recently: the Hubble Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary by taking photos of the Lagoon...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 11:32AM

New ESA Project Simulates Satellite Crashes to Prevent Real Space Debris Collisions

While we've never had a scenario like Gravity just yet, the risk of space debris collisions in Earth's orbit is steadily growing as we...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:38PM

A Ring Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud Conceals a Well-Hidden Neutron Star

As one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, you would think we'd see an entire star hiding inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 12:06PM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

NASA and ESA Test Their High-Tech Mars Parachutes For Upcoming Martian Missions

We're about to see a lot more Mars missions in the next few years, as space agencies and companies around the world prepare for the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 12:14PM

Air-Breathing Thruster Could Make Mars Travel Much Simpler

One of the troubles with spacecrafts and satellites is fuel — if you're content letting it drift through orbit, then great, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 5:03PM

ESA Spacecraft 'Ariel' Will Look Into Distant Exoplanets

Now that we're improving our exoplanet-finding techniques (which can be tough when distant starlight tends to drown them out), we've...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 6:03PM

No April Fools: ESA Says China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Crash Next Weekend May Be Deadly—And No One Can Stop It

If you're planning on going Easter egg hunting next weekend, you might want to keep an eye on the sky.After months of calculations,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:21AM

Airbus Wants To Use a Giant Harpoon to Clear Up Space Junk

The ever-growing field of garbage in Earth's orbit is becoming increasingly problematic.Sending something into space is a costly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:28PM

Hubble Telescope Captures an Impressive Galactic Collision

Some of the flashiest and most gigantic events we've seen out in space involve galaxies colliding into each other. A galactic merger...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 1:01PM

World's First Electric Thruster Proves It Can Run on Air in ESA Test-Fire

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian-based space company SITAEL reached a major milestone for the future of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:24AM

Hubble Photographs 'Cartwheel Galaxy' Created From Violent Galactic Collision

Being some of the larger things we've seen in the universe, a galaxy colliding with another galaxy is no small affair, and it can be...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 1:43PM

Supermassive Black Hole is Caught Letting Out Massive 'Burps'

Black holes are incredibly powerful gravity wells that absorb anything and everything that gets too close. There is no escape from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 7:56PM

Hubble Photo Shows Two Far Off Galaxies Colliding

Far, far away, 350 million light-years from Earth, a pair of galaxies are currently locked in an explosive embrace as they combine...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 8:13PM

Mighty Con: Madison Comic Con

Mighty Con is a comic and anime convention held throughout the Midwest that also has many other collectibles and...

Watch a Meteor Fall to Earth From an Astronaut's Point of View

It's always cool when you look up into the sky and catch a brief glimpse of a meteor as it shoots through the night sky. It's even...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 6:30PM