NASA

Scientists Discover One of the Oldest Galaxies of All Time

Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered one of the oldest galaxies ever detected.A distant...

Ian S.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 11:20AM

Andy Weir ('The Martian,' 'Artemis') Book Tour: Houston

Hear from Andy Weir — author of “The Martian” and the new book “Artemis” debuting Nov. 14 — and get autographed copies of...

Hole in Ozone Layer Shrinks to Smallest Size in 30 Years

Here's a rare victory for the environment we can all celebrate: The hole in the ozone layer is the smallest it's been since 1988. Of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:54AM

Earth's Global Asteroid Defense System Passes First Test

It isn't Bruce Willis, but it'll do. Earth's first global asteroid defense system just passed its first test with astounding...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:27AM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Be Equipped With Several Powerful 'Eyes'

Despite all the love that NASA's Curiosity rover has gotten since its deployment, a newer model will be touching down on Mars in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 6:34PM

Jupiter Was Once a Sauna Planet With Vast Oceans—What Happened?

We all know Jupiter as the biggest, brightest, gassiest planet in the solar system, but the planetary giant wasn't always as it...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 03 November 2017 - 10:46AM

Space Travel Could be Making Astronauts' Brains More Fragile

As a species, we probably need to face facts: the human body really isn't designed for zero-gravity environments. Years of evolution...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 8:40PM

The 20 Possibly Habitable Exoplanets Where We Might Find Alien Life

The search for extraterrestrial life is one of our most enduring mysteries, but how do we know the aliens we find will be anything...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 12:05PM

NASA Will Allow SpaceX to Send Used Rockets to the ISS

Elon Musk's ongoing plans to conquer space have taken a huge leap forward, as after months of lobbying NASA to gain permission...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 5:55PM

Listen to the Spooky Sounds of Space Thanks to NASA

The truth is out there — and it's terrifying.'Tis the season for horror movie themes and "Monster Mash," but NASA's just released...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 10:49AM

NASA 'Twins Study' Reveals that Space Travel Messes With Your Genes

NASA began their Twins Study a couple years ago with a simple premise: send astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 12:58PM

This Is How NASA Plans to Find Alien Life on Europa

If we're ever going to discover alien life, this might be how we find it. After years of speculation and painstaking research, NASA...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:54AM

NASA Discovers the Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

You might think we've learned everything there is to know about the moon, but you'd be wrong.  It's common knowledge that the large...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:08AM

Boeing Will Soon Test Its 'Space Taxi' Service For Astronauts

In the coming years, the skies above Earth will get increasingly busy, as corporate entities and various governmental agencies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 8:16PM

Build Your Own Iron Man 'Jet Shoes' With NASA's New Public Patent

This is one of those moments where science-fiction transcends "fiction."  NASA has long held a patent for Iron Man-style "jet...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 10:02AM

Explore Mars With NASA's New VR Experience

Visiting Mars without leaving your living room sounds like something Elon Musk might've dreamt up in college, but thanks to NASA...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 11:03AM

NASA Can Fix the Curiosity Rover's Broken Drill On Mars

Don't you just hate it when your expensive piece of electronic equipment breaks and it's not covered by a warranty? It could be worse...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 7:22PM

NASA's New Ion Thruster Breaks Testing Records Paving the Way to Mars

Exploring Mars just got a whole lot easier.   One does not simply fly to Mars using borrowed tech from other space missions. Before...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 11:28AM

Mars' Electric Moon May Spell Havoc for Future Missions

Mars has never been an easy destination, and exploring the Red Planet may be even harder than previously thought, according to a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:49AM

NASA Discovers Earth Has a Second Moon

This is why we love NASA. Just when you think we've learned everything we can about something as seemingly predictable as the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:21AM