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NASA and ESA Team to Knock Asteroid Out of Orbit to Test Earth Defense System

You know what? We're going to spare you the "Armageddon" reference that we had planned and just jump straight to the lede on this...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 - 10:55AM

Putin You On: Russian Propaganda Outlet Claims U.S. Toilet Crapped Out On ISS

In a remarkable change of pace from interfering with American elections, launching dezinformatsiya campaigns across social media...

Jack Whiteside
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - 1:46PM

NASA: Fireball Over Cuba Exploded With Energy of One Kiloton of TNT

If you were in the Florida Keys or Viñales, Cuba last Friday and you saw a fireball explode overhead with an ear-shattering sonic...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - 11:43AM

NASA Confronts Fears That Opportunity Rover May Be 'Dead' With Renewed Attempts to Contact

After losing contact with the $400 million Opportunity rover following a dust storm on Mars, NASA announced that it is planning a...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 3:12PM

4 Billion Year Old Earth Rock Found On the Moon By Apollo 14 Astronauts

In a rather surprising turn of events that is all but guaranteed to ignite specious "arguments" concerning the authenticity of the...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 4:00PM

Scientists Say Life Possible Because of a Big Bang: a Planet Colliding With Earth

Scientists at Rice University are claiming that the essential elements – including nitrogen and carbon – that make life on Earth...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:31PM

Scientists Discover Evidence of Summer Rain and Changing Seasons On Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has been heralded as a possible home for extraterrestrial life and a target for future human colonies, largely due...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 11:43AM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

Citizen Scientists Helped Discover a Distant Exoplanet That May Hold Liquid Water

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a group of citizen scientists have made an intriguing discovery: an exoplanet twice...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 9:56AM

NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

How Donald Trump's U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Scientific Research

On orders from the president, the United States government has been partially shut down since December 22nd. The dispute at the center...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 10:50AM

A Dutch Astronaut Caused a Panic at NASA After Accidentally Dialing '911'

It's common knowledge that 911 call centers can usually track the location of a caller, but we're betting dispatchers would have been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 11:59AM

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Has Passed Ultima Thule, the Most Distant Target in History

While you were probably recovering from the night before on New Year's Day, NASA was making history again. The US space agency...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 10:41AM

A Closer Look at Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft For NASA

2018 was supposed to be the year of NASA test flight launches, but a series of delays has caused the space agency to make some...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 11:08AM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

Apollo 8 Astronaut Criticizes Space Shuttle, Calls NASA's Manned Mars Plans 'Almost Ridiculous'

With all this talk about the future and the dream of sending "man" to Mars, we all got so lost in the quotes from NASA and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 12:16PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Earth-Like Planets That May Have Plentiful Rubies and Sapphires

When Goldman Sachs declared that the first trillionaire would make their money in mining asteroids (like Psyche 16, a space rock...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:41PM

The Glowing Lasso Spotted Over California Bay Area Last Night Was Not an Alien Invasion

With companies like SpaceX lighting up the night skies fairly often, it's hard to know when an ominous shape is science-based or if...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 11:39AM

NASA Staged a Series of Astronaut Photoshoots Based on Famous Movie Posters, and They're Hilarious

Despite handling multi-million dollar space missions, searching for extraterrestrial life, and generally acting as the ambassadors for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 10:59AM

NASA Research Confirms That Saturn Is Losing Its Rings at an 'Extremely Fast' Pace

We wouldn't say we take Saturn's rings for granted, but the idea of them someday not being there has never really crossed our minds,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 10:57AM