NASA

6-Year-Old Writes a Letter Demanding NASA Make Pluto a Planet Again

NASA has typically been one of the less controversial government agencies throughout its history, but if you ask somebody who...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 6:33PM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Suddenly Switches to Precautionary Standby Mode

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe hasn't had an easy time as of late.The MRO has spent the past decade living up to its name, as...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 2:15PM

NASA Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite is Preparing For Its Upcoming Launch

Between the distant planets just found by Kepler, the seven Earth-like planets found last year in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:43PM

Watch Astronauts Fix Up a Robotic Hand Out in Space

It's been said before, but it's always worth saying again: tasks that sound simple in everyday life become much trickier out in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5000 Days on Mars With a New Discovery

When NASA's Opportunity rover first landed on Mars in 2004, it was expected to last around three months before it inevitably broke...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 8:57PM

NASA Is Bringing Back Nuclear Tech to Get Rockets to Mars

A great warthog once said that you gotta put your behind in your past. It looks like the folks at NASA missed that advice from The...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Space Station's Malfunctioning 'Robonaut' Will Be Sent Home For Repairs

The future of space travel is likely going to involve a lot of robots. As artificial intelligence and robotic bodies develop, it makes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:18PM

Scientists Finally Just Confirmed the Origin of Northern Lights for Very First Time

The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely in the planet's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:50AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Scientists Warn Canceling WFIRST Telescope Could Cripple US Space Exploration

Last year, when Donald Trump came to power, it was quickly announced that many government-backed scientific endeavors would receive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:21AM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

Upgraded Mayall Telescope Could Finally Explain Dark Matter With Largest-Ever 3D Map of Universe

The four-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was cutting edge when it was first installed inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome on top of an...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:32AM

NASA's New X-Plane Could Revamp Supersonic Flight With Noise-Quieting Tech

When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 with the Bell X-1, we doubt he was concerned about noise complaints filed in the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:41AM

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Many Experimental Internet Satellites

SpaceX just had a big week, managing to successfully launch their gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket and the Tesla Roadster stored in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:33PM

'British Roswell' UFO Wreckage Covered in Alien 'Hieroglyphics' Discovered in London Science Museum Archives

Back in 1957, an Unidentified Flying Object was discovered in Silpho Moor near Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England.The event has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:13AM

Video Shows an Excited Elon Musk Watching the Falcon Heavy Launch

Elon Musk, being the eccentric billionaire that he is, definitely made his presence known during SpaceX's historic launch of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 6:19PM

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