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NASA Admits It May Not Be Able To Stop Bennu Asteroid From Destroying Earth

Earlier this month, we reported on NASA's new plan to deflect the asteroid Bennu, which involves a new spacecraft called the HAMMER....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:34AM

Artificial Intelligence Finds Over 6000 Lunar Craters Undiscovered By Humans

Despite living in the highly advanced 21st century, there's still some things we do the old fashioned way. For example, our list of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 7:29PM

NASA Kepler Spacecraft is Low On Fuel and Close to Death

Launched back in 2009, the Kepler spacecraft/telescope was designed to search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting around distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 8:09PM

Mysterious Aurora-Like Purple Lights Are Solved by Citizen Scientists

When a series of purple lights with flourishes of green appeared in the northern hemisphere, professionals and amateurs alike...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:48PM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM

NASA Chief Steps Down Without Any Clear Replacement in Sight

Robert Lightfoot, the current Acting Administrator of NASA, just announced his retirement today in a surprise statement. As of now,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 6:33PM

Reliving Childhood Dreams While You're Awake? Electric Brain Stimulation Makes 'Déjà-Rêvé' Possible

Dreams always have a feeling of impermanence to them.You might recall a few particularly vivid dreams for a while, but most of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 4:04PM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Since Neil deGrasse Tyson's big claim to fame is how he can break down astrophysics into laymen's terms, he's had to address the claim...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:49PM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Have Recreated Alien Environments Here on Earth

Have you ever wanted to stand on the surface of Saturn and breathe a deep lungful of alien air?If so, you're going to have a bad time,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:45PM

NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'

As has been well documented, humanity is weirdly paranoid about the threat of giant deadly asteroids. Sure, life on Earth was almost...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:44PM

NASA Twin Study Shocker: Space Travel Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA

In 2015, NASA began a study into how time in space alters the genetics of the human body. The foolproof method for undertaking this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:25AM

NASA Releases 360 Degree Video Showing a Mars Lander Test

NASA's "InSight" Mars mission is coming up fast, and the space agency hopes to launch an advanced new lander to the Red Planet this...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 8:23PM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM

Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

'Alien' Boulder Piles on Mars Have NASA Scratching Their Heads

If you're looking for examples of balance and symmetry, look no further than nature. Here on Earth, there are countless examples...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:26AM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Will Release 10x More Carbon Into Atmosphere

This isn't good.A new study from NASA into the melting permafrost that covers much of the Arctic predicts that once the frost has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:02AM