Space

NASA Planning to Explore Moon's Icy South Pole by 2024

On the heels of President Trump's directive to put "American astronauts launched by American rockets from American soil" on the moon's...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 9:34AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

Florida Skywatchers Catch Glimpse of Bright Green Fireball

North Florida residents were startled by the appearance of a bright green meteor illuminating their evening skies just before midnight...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 9:59AM

Trump Vows to Make Space Exploration Great Again With Americans Astronauts on Moon By 2024

Vice President Mike Pence told NASA at the National Space Council that President Trump expects them to have American astronauts back...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 4:20PM

Scott Kelly Dissolving an Effervescent Tablet In Water Aboard the ISS is the Best of the Internet

Were it not for Reddit – and the tendency of its visitors to repost ancient video in search of sweet, sweet karma points – many of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 15 March 2019 - 3:09PM

First Planet Candidate Detected by Kepler is Finally Acknowledged

Nearly 10 years after its discovery, planet Kepler-1658b has now been officially recognized as an actual plant. It’s all thanks to...

Allie Cooper
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 9:07AM

Welcome Home: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Safely Returns to Earth

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule returned to Earth this morning after completing its resupply mission to the International Space Station...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 08 March 2019 - 9:37AM

SETI Astronomers Accidentally Discover Tiny New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Astronomers at the SETI Institute have discovered a previously unnoticed, city-sized moon orbiting Neptune, thanks to the Hubble...

Super User
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 11:21AM

Martian Colonization Startup Mars One is Bankrupt, Surprising No One

A sharp-eyed Redditor found documentation from January of this year indicating that Mars One Ventures, the company behind Mars One, a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 10:06AM

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

What's This Weekend's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' All About, Anyway?

If you're seeing news of the upcoming super-blood-wolf-moon-apocalypse and thinking to yourself, "wait, didn't we just have one of...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 10:37AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

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

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Scientists Calculate Speed of Black Hole After Watching a Star Fall Into It

If you were a scientist and someone asked you to measure how fast a massive black hole was spinning, how would you do it? According to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 11:17AM

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

The Sun Will Turn Into a Solid Crystal When It Dies, Astronomers Say

Before you get too excited: none of us will be alive to witness this, so you'll have to use your imagination to picture what it would...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 2:02PM

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM

Who's Calling? Scientists Pick Up Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Distant Galaxy

Like Tabby's Star, the mystery surrounding 'fast radio bursts' (or FRBs) has piqued the interest of scientists and science enthusiasts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 12:42PM

Scientists Claim That Newborn Stars Can Heat Dark Matter And Move It Around Their Host Galaxies

On the heels of the recent claim that dark matter is really a kind of "dark fluid," a team of researchers published a new study that...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:51PM