NASA

Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

News broke last month that the Trump administration was planning to cut off funding to the International Space Station by 2025, but it...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 4:46PM

A Record-Breaking Supply Rocket to the ISS was Suddenly Halted

While this has been an especially good week for rocket launches, a potentially record breaking rocket launch to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 2:33PM

NASA is Heading to the Winter Olympics to Study Snow

Like so many people around the world, a group of NASA scientists are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they're not watching...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 1:23PM

Juno Probe's 11th Flyby of Jupiter Leads to More Amazing Photos

NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting Jupiter for just over a year and a half since its arrival in July 2016, giving us some of the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:03PM

High-Tech Implant Can Help Astronauts Fight Off Muscle Deterioration

This should go without saying, but being an astronaut is not an easy job. The physical toll is immense, and there are lots of side...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:01PM

NASA is Teaching Their 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter' to Use Star Charts

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is no spring chicken — the space probe first launched all the way back in 2005.And after over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 6:27PM

Chinese Police Adopt 'Black Mirror'-Style Facial Recognition Glasses to Fight Crime

Perhaps one of the coolest (and scariest) scenes in the 2002 sci-fi movie Minority Report comes when Tom Cruise's John Anderton is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA Captures the Farthest Images Ever Taken From Earth With New Horizons Spacecraft

While we continue to bask in the afterglow of Elon Musk's historic Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch, it's easy to forget that NASA makes...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:02AM

The Sun Is Getting Dimmer But That Won't Stop Global Warming

If you're a big fan of sunbathing, you might want to take advantage of warm, sunny days as much as possible this year; they're not...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:42AM

Tiny Crystals in Mars Rocks Finally Reveal What Happened to Water on the Red Planet

Despite the superstar status of scientists like Albert Einstein (who upended Newtonian physics from a Swiss patent office) and Richard...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:20AM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Soon Begin its Final Tests

The James Webb Space Telescope has been in production for quite some time, facing delays and obstacles along the way (it was supposed...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 8:02PM

NASA Tests Methane Ocean Submarine to Find Alien Life on Saturn's Moon Titan

Titan is one of the most intriguing places in the solar system.Saturn's icy moon shares a lot of things in common with Earth, such as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:20AM

The Sun Just Produced the Strongest Magnetic Field Ever Seen and No One Can Explain It

When a team of Japanese astronomers were combing through four-year-old solar data, they never expected to discover a giant sunspot...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:12AM

ISS Astronauts Hold the First Badminton Tournament in Space

Sports on Earth can be entertaining, but it turns out that too much gravity can really bring down a game, in more ways than...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 7:15PM

NASA Tests the Deep Space Atomic Clock That Will Navigate Us to Alien Planets

It's essential that astronauts traveling in space have a watch accurate enough to keep time. The Omega Speedmaster chronographs have...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 1:37PM

Researchers Discover 'Superionic Ice' Found on Uranus and Neptune

The idea of something being simultaneously a liquid and a solid should be rightfully confusing, because it seems to go against...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 7:42PM

NASA Just Spotted 2 New 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroids Careening Toward Earth

Two previously unknown "potentially hazardous" asteroids will pass close to Earth this week, and once again we're reminded that a)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10:17AM

NASA's First Commercial Satellite Mission Will Finally Reveal the Secrets of Space Weather

With the current administration's latest draft of budget cuts, the future of NASA's involvement in programs like the International...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 10:28AM

A Record-Breaking Spacewalk Ended With a Misplaced Antenna

Some simple maintenance work at the International Space Station recently turned into a record-breaking endurance test for two...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 03 February 2018 - 3:40PM

NASA's Rediscovered IMAGE Satellite Had Been Studying Auroras

Last week, an amateur astronomer named Scott Tilley had been perusing the skies for satellite signals when he came across something...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 03 February 2018 - 11:28AM