NASA

Astronaut and First Space Shuttle Commander John Young Has Passed Away

Astronaut John Young has walked on the moon, flown to the moon twice, flown the space shuttle six times, and generally had an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 07 January 2018 - 6:05PM

Map of Titan Reveals Even More Similarities to Earth

NASA's Cassini probe has managed to be really helpful since it crashed into Saturn, and that trend's continuing now. This time, data...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 07 January 2018 - 1:41PM

Curiosity Rover Finds Unusual Tube Objects on Mars

Since a year on Mars is about 120 days longer than an Earth year, it's on a very different schedule. And that means that NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 4:18PM

How to Make Sure a Spacecraft Survives Its Journey

When a probe is fired off into the vastness of space, suffice to say that it doesn't reach its destination quickly. It's a long...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 3:32PM

New Jupiter Photo Shows Off the Planet's Swirling Storm Clouds

There's no denying it: Jupiter is an utterly amazing sight to behold, even if it's a place you'd never want to visit in person.A new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 7:08PM

Is the Secret to Finding Aliens Hiding in Brown Dwarfs?

Of all the various celestial phenomena that exists out beyond the boundaries of our own world, few are as fascinating as brown dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:39AM

A Crucial Sign of Life Has Been Detected Fluctuating on Mars

As we learn more about Mars, many find themselves disappointed that we haven't spotted any bug-eyed green aliens living on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:47AM

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

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

'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

NASA Releases a Stunning Photo of Enceladus and Saturn's Rings

It seems like NASA is having a hard time letting go of Cassini. The little space probe has been making headlines a lot recently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:22PM

You Can Howl at the First Supermoon of 2018 on New Year's Day

If you're reading this, you deserve a pat on the back because 2017 has not been the easiest or most enjoyable year to get through....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 11:01AM

A Piece of Cassini Escaped Destruction and Disappeared

You can't keep a good probe down.Despite ending its twenty year career by being thrown into the crushing gravitational force of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 6:49PM

NASA Goes Full Jedi, Channels Mace Windu With Purple Laser

We all know that Mace Windu is the coolest Jedi Master.Sure, Yoda's funny, and Obi Wan is always classy, and there was that time that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 9:29AM

NASA Uses Lasers to Test Their Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe was given its name for a couple reasons. It's not just a probe that will run on solar power; it's a probe...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 8:34PM

NASA's '2018 To Do List' Includes Deep Space Habitats and Sending a New Robot to Mars

Everyone makes New Year's resolutions, but it's usually something like "Go to the gym" or "buy a life-size Yoda statue." NASA, on the...

Super User
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 10:52AM

Our Solar System Could Have Formed in a Super-Hot Bubble

Out of the many mysteries we still have to figure out, our own solar system is one of them. It's currently assumed that the Sun...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 2:31PM

Cronus Rising: This Blinking Star May Keep Eating its Planets

Star RZ Piscium is garnering attention for odd behavior that suggests it might be devouring its planetary babies,

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:25AM

Scientists Explain How Mars Lost Its Oceans... And Where The Water Might Have Gone

We've long known that Mars once flowed with water through rivers, lakes and maybe even oceans. But where did that water go?

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 9:49AM

NASA Chooses Two Finalists for a New Space Mission

Space, despite being so empty, still has a lot to see. There's a lot to explore and learn from the universe, and only a relatively...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 7:35PM