NASA

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

NASA's Twin Study Reveals What Happens to Our Bodies in Space

Every astronaut on the ISS lives one small mistake away from death. A malfunctioning fan, a snag in a space suit, or poorly-timed...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:29AM

How NASA Is Preparing for the Next Killer Asteroid 5 Years After Chelyabinsk

Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:38AM

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