NASA

'Plasma Bubbles' Can Lead to Solar Flares and Auroras

The process of "fast magnetic reconnection" may not seem to interesting, but it plays a role in a lot of extremely bright and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 2:27PM

Hubble Telescope Finds New Exoplanet With a Water-Filled Atmosphere

Searching the known universe for Earth-like planets is a tiring process, because even beyond its size and relative distance from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 6:33PM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM

Mysterious Origin of the Moon Finally Explained by Strange New Synestia Theory

Plenty of planets have moons, but our Moon is special for a couple of major reasons--including the fact that it's proportionally...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 12:11PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM

The Moon is Getting Its Own 4G Mobile Phone Network

There are no payphones on the Moon, but you knew that already. But what are you to do if you find yourself wandering around the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:57PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life on Titan? NASA's New Dragonfly Drone Is a Game-Changer

Everyone loves Curiosity, Mars' resident giant rover, but we have to admit that it's kind of slow--in five years, it's only traveled...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 12:17PM

Life Found in Earth's Driest Desert Hints at How Martian Life May Look

It's something of an understatement to say that Mars wouldn't be a particularly nice place to live.It's hardly surprising that no...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:26PM

NASA Fires Up The Engines On Their 'Space Launch System' Rocket

For a long time now, NASA has been working on their Space Launch System (SLS), an extremely powerful rocket that could potentially...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:12PM

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Shows Off New Photos of Phobos and Deimos

While there's always talk of eventually visiting Mars — and we might within the next decade, if SpaceX or Boeing actually follow...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 3:30PM

New Research Suggests the Moon Has Widespread Water

Now that there's talk of going back to the Moon at some point, perhaps to even set up a more longterm colony, this raises the question...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:37PM

Here is The Exact Spot on Saturn Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed

Last September marked the end of an era for NASA, as their long-running Cassini spacecraft finally ended its mission that gave us...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:41PM

NASA Releases a Striking Time-Lapse of Jupiter's South Pole

It's been a little while since NASA's Juno probe has sent back some amazing looking photos of Jupiter, but the probe is still out...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:08PM

Universal Expansion Is Speeding Up and It's Blowing Scientists' Minds

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

Trump Wants NASA to Build a $2.7 Billion Lunar Space Station

Five years from now could see humans living near the moon. Part of President Trump's 2019 NASA budget proposal allocates $2.7 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:26AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM