Space

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

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

Research into planets that form around cooler dwarf stars has brought light some intriguing new discoveries that could help scientists...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:41AM

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

Secrets Behind Water on the Moon Revealed in Lunar Creation Simulation

For as long as mankind has stared up at the night's sky, one object has held our fascination more than any other.The Earth's moon is a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:42AM

Third Geomagnetic Storm of 2018 Headed for Earth This Week—And It Could Be Deadly

This is probably not the news you wanted to start your week with, but they say that knowledge is power, so consider this our attempt...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:23AM

SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

SpaceX has made its Mars aspirations very clear over the past couple years, and they appear to be on track to meet those aspirations...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 5:55PM

Hubble Telescope Captures an Impressive Galactic Collision

Some of the flashiest and most gigantic events we've seen out in space involve galaxies colliding into each other. A galactic merger...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 1:01PM

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 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

China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

The Key to Spotting Advanced Alien Life May Be Space Junk

It's no secret humanity has a littering problem, nor is it a particularly recent development, but the problem is growing larger as we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:59AM

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

NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

'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

Paul Allen Wants to Launch Reusable Space Shuttles With the World's Largest Airplane

The Stratolaunch was designed with the intent of "normalizing access to low Earth orbit," but despite having six Boeing 747 engines,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:49AM