Space

China Wants to Blow Up Its Space Junk With Giant Lasers

Though we're skilled at trashing our own planet, data over the last several decades reminds us that we've grown pretty adept at...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:22AM

What If Aliens Are Listening But We're Using the Wrong Signals to Contact Them?

The hunt for intelligent life is proving more than a little futile.Throughout the universe, across billions and billions of stars, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:11AM

NASA's New Deep-Space GPS Navigates on Its Own by Using Pulsars

The problem with exploring space is that it's really hard to keep your bearings when you're entirely surrounded by nothingness.While...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 11:08AM

Pentagon UFO Video Debunked as Hoax by Expert

Last month, a series of reports amounted to what seemed like a watershed moment when the curtain was pulled back on a secret program...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 9:46AM

NASA Releases a Striking Video Tour of the Orion Nebula

Have you ever wanted to fly through space? In a non-lethal way, of course. And you'd probably have to pick a specific destination,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 2:58PM

It Will Be Easy to Brew Beer While Living on Mars

From the sound of it, traveling to Mars is going to be an absolute (and possibly literal) nightmare. After years of cramped...

Matthew Loffhagen
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 10:54AM

Landing on Mars' Moons May Electrocute Astronauts

When it comes to exploring Mars, its two moons seem to offer a safe and practical vantage point. Instead of landing on the red planet...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:18AM

Astronomers Use Space Warp to Find the Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

While the Hubble telescope is a phenomenal achievement, it has its limitations.Even the most powerful telescope satellite in orbit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:53AM

New Five-Planet Solar System Found by Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data

We tend to think that scientific breakthroughs can only come from visionaries and crack teams of highly skilled, specialized...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 9:56AM

Supermassive Black Hole is Caught Letting Out Massive 'Burps'

Black holes are incredibly powerful gravity wells that absorb anything and everything that gets too close. There is no escape from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 7:56PM

Newly Found Glaciers on Mars Could Support Future Colonies

Finding water on Mars is always exciting. The Red Planet is always thought of in popular culture as being one step less habitable than...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 6:32PM

NASA's SOFIA Telescope Just Solved the Mystery of How Massive Stars Are Born

NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is able to intimately capture data in...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:53PM

We're Surprisingly Close to Seeing Photos of a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

For years, we’ve accepted that one the greatest and most mysterious things about black holes is the fact that we just can’t see...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:06PM

NASA Just Found a Comet That Defies the Laws of Science

If you thought comets were just flashy rocks that show up every now and then to entertain stargazers, you're in for a surprise.  ...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:59AM

New Research Proves Ancient Meteorites Contain 'Building Blocks of Life' on Earth

An increasing body of research suggests that life on Earth came from outer space.The theory is simple: while the Earth was a ripe and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:45AM

Scientists Seek Origin of Powerful Radio Waves from Another Galaxy

Far away, in a distant dwarf galaxy, something may be trying to get our attention. Since 2016, scientists have been baffled by the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 5:36PM

Overlooked Evidence From Viking Landers Shows 'Life May Still Exist' on Mars

Sometimes we fail to notice an important detail, even when it’s right in front of us. Scientists are aware of how the slightest...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 12:05PM

Aliens Don't Exist: Our Solar System Is an Anomaly, Study Claims

We've said it before, but it seems like the universe keeps proving that it's a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation would lead...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:55AM

NASA Developing Drone to Find Alien Life on Saturn's Largest Moon

A Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) led team of engineers and researchers from the Penn State Department of Aerospace...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:49AM

Alien Meteorite Found in the Sahara Is Older Than Our Solar System

2017 was a year of excitement among the asteroid-watching community, as 'Oumuamua, the first recorded visitor from an another solar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:38AM