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Hyperspace Drive? NASA Engineer Claims 'Helical Engine' Could Propel Spacecraft at 99% of the Speed of Light

Rockets as we know them leverage Newton's third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As propellent combusts...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 10:15AM

'Dark and Luminous:' The Milky Way Galaxy Is Kidnapping Smaller Galaxies as We Merge With the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Milky Way has been “stealing” satellite galaxies as we merge with the Large Magellanic Cloud, amassing a collection of over...

Scarlett James
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 3:08PM

'Building Blocks of Life' Found in Icy Geysers on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Oxygen and nitrogen-bearing compounds – components of amino acids, the so-called 'building blocks of life' – were found on...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 4:30PM

How to See the Draconid Meteor Shower Tonight

October is a fantastic month: the summer heat finally begins to give way to more moderate temperatures, the leaves turn, and the...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 3:11PM

Physicists Eye Electrically-Charged Plasma as a 'Radio' to Listen for Elusive Dark Matter

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Stockholm University are teaming up to scan for dark matter using plasma, and...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 12:15PM

Scientists Discover 20 New Moons Orbiting Saturn, Surpassing Jupiter For 'Most Moons' Record and Kicking Off Naming Contest

Saturn just surpassed Jupiter as the planet with the most known moons, according to CNN. A team of scientists led by Scott S. Sheppard...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 - 12:02PM

Fear and Loathing at New York Comic Con

My formative years were spent in arcades, Guitar Center, and comic book shops. I was fortunate to come of age during a golden era –...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 - 10:03AM

Breaking Discovery: A Massive Seyfert Energy Flare Shredded Our Galaxy Just 3.5 Million Years Ago

A research team of astronomers reports evidence of a Seyfert energy flare decimating the Milky Way galaxy some 3.5 million years ago,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 07 October 2019 - 2:21PM

Humanity 2.0: Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton

A 28-year-old French man – paralyzed after a cervical spine injury – was able to walk, move, and maneuver his limbs in a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 07 October 2019 - 9:24AM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photograph Of The ‘Cosmic Web’ Connecting Us To Other Galaxies

Scientists have long hypothesized that there is a network of invisible gas filaments bridging light-years across the universe,...

Scarlett James
Friday, 04 October 2019 - 4:24PM

Listen to These Weird Sounds on Mars that the NASA InSight Lander is Picking Up On

The NASA InSight lander on Mars has been picking up on some unusual sounds lately. Or, as Phil Plait put it in his Bad Astronomy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 1:20PM

NASA Chief Scientist Says Humanity Isn't Prepared for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life on Mars

How would the discovery of life – never mind intelligent life – on Mars change humanity's view of itself, the universe, and life...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 - 2:47PM

NASA Spitzer Telescope Reveals Cosmic 'Bubbles' Trapping Thousands Of Newborn Stars

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed dozens of massive cosmic “bubbles” in the Eagle constellation, each one trapping...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 - 12:46PM

Independent SETI Scientist Theorizes Extraterrestrials Could be Spying on Earth from Orbit

The reasonable approach – assuming the possession of such a faculty – to encountering a new planet that shows some form of...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 2:54PM

NASA Announces Call for Private Proposals to Design a New Lunar Lander – In 30 Days

If you’ve been hoarding blueprints for a citizen science Death Star, now’s your chance: NASA is accepting private-sector proposals...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 1:27PM

ISS Astronaut Posts Stunning Picture of Russian Rocket Launch from Space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, currently an Expedition 60 crew member aboard the International Space Station, captured a stunning...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 September 2019 - 12:20PM

New Research Reveals that 'Planet X' Could be a Primordial Black Hole

A compelling new theory is floating around the scientific community that phenomena attributed to a mysterious “Planet X” may...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 September 2019 - 12:00PM

'Should Not Exist:' Giant Planet Orbiting Tiny Star Changes Everything We Know About How Planets Form

An international team of scientists has just discovered a disproportionately massive gas giant orbiting a tiny host star located...

Scarlett James
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:49AM

Enigmatic Radio Burst Illuminates a Galaxy’s Tranquil ​Halo

ESO Science ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed...

ESO
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:34AM

'For All Mankind' Reimagines the Space Race with Women Going to the Moon

The Apollo 11 moon landing did more than just get Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin a chance to look at our favorite space rock up close:...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 3:59PM