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Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

NASA Goes Full Nerd, Names Constellations After The Hulk, Godzilla, and the TARDIS

The naming of constellations is serious business. The ones you're probably most familiar with like the Big Dipper, Sagittarius, and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:17PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM

NASA's First Manned Flight With a SpaceX Rocket Is Set For June 2019

It looks like we are unofficially in the middle of SpaceX season. After putting on a light show for the people of the West Coast with...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 10:14AM

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Is About To Slip Beyond The Boundaries Of Our Solar System And Into Interstellar Space

To boldly go where one Voyager has gone before! NASA is reporting that, according to a familiar increase in cosmic radiation, the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 11:59AM

Hubble Space Telescope Floats In Darkness After Yet Another Instrument Failure Forces It Into Safe Mode

After 28.5 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope is having some issues and is taking a (hopefully brief) break from its duties....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 10:45AM

Saturn's Rings Are Raining Thousands Of Pounds Of Debris Down On The Planet In A Bizarre Phenomenon Called 'Ring Rain'

While astronomers are still trying to pin down the existence of Planet Nine lurking somewhere beyond our solar system, scientists...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:24PM

Evidence Builds For First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Orbiting A Planet 4,000 Light Years Away

Ever since missions like Kepler and K2 launched, the discovery of new exoplanets has become a little less exciting. Sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Russia Says Hole in ISS Was Not Manufacturing Defect, Still Looking Into Possible Sabotage

About a month ago, cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station discovered a hole in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that was slowly...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 04 October 2018 - 7:55AM

This NASA Astronaut Shot a Full-Length Music Video Aboard the International Space Station

The work that astronauts do while orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station is important and not exactly easy, but there...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 12:41PM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

Today NASA Celebrates 60 Years Of Exploring The Final Frontier – These Are Their Top Three Most Iconic Moments

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its history-making operations in the United States....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 10:27AM

Why Not Both? NASA Reveals Detailed Mission Plan To Return To The Moon And Land Humans On Mars

For the past few years we've been excited by big announcements coming out of NASA, like the Deep Space Gateway and the deep-space...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 1:06PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

Missile Off the Rail: MQ-9 Reaper Claims the First Air-to-Air Kill for a Drone Ever

Last April, a dogfighting AI pulled off the first kill on a human fighter pilot in a simulation (and boy, was it a shutdown), but now...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:30PM

The NASA TESS Spacecraft Just Discovered Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Orbiting A Star Sixty Light Years Away

Earlier this week, we got to see the TESS spacecraft's "first light" images – the first photos a telescope takes after being fully...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:34PM