Space

UFO In Flight? A Fireball With a Weird Trajectory Lit Up The Sky Over The Midwest Yesterday

For midwesterners, fireworks weren't the only things worth staring up at the sky for during this long holiday weekend. Hundreds of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 July 2018 - 11:41AM

Our Planet Is Being Roasted By Cosmic Rays From This Binary Star System Only 10,000 Light-Years Away

For years, Earth has been bombarded by cosmic rays emanating from a mysterious source astronomers couldn't identify. Now, new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 1:18PM

We Need Some Space – Why Our Planet Feels Warmer On The Aphelion When We Are Farthest Away From The Sun

Today marks Earth's aphelion, the point in its orbit when we are farthest from the Sun! If you want to be exact, aphelion occurred...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:38PM

Literally Earth-Shattering: New Evidence From Cosmologists Shows A Violent Planetary Collision Completely Changed The Planet Uranus

Like the formation of Earth's Moon, Uranus' radical tilt has been a mystery for decades. The planet is so skewed that its equator sits...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 1:07PM

The UAE Is Close to Choosing Final Four Astronaut Candidates For ISS With an Eye on 2020 Mars Voyage

Starting this past January, the United Arab Emirate's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been conducting interviews to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:07PM

5 Cosmic Phenomena That Will Beat the Starry Hell out of Your 4th of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July just one day away, we thought it'd be fun to put all those M-80s and sparklers into perspective by showing you...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:55PM

Space is a Graveyard of Planets: Most Deadly Meteorites Are Fragments of Six Ancient Worlds

As the Hayabusa2 spacecraft studies the asteroid Ryugu and the OSIRIS REx mission closes in on the monster rock known as Bennu, a new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:00PM

Mousetronauts: Ten Mice Astronauts Have Been Sent to the ISS

Along with monkeys and dogs, mice are one of the few species that have racked up major frequent flyer miles on spacecraft, and now...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 12:14PM

'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

After introducing his theory of general relativity in 1915 and turning the scientific world on its head, Albert Einstein wasn't happy....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 1:33PM

The Latest SpaceX Shipment to the ISS Included 'Death Wish' Coffee and an AI Named CIMON

Astronauts have brought some strange things into space, including $2 bills, a penny-sized chip with art by Andy Warhol, and (most...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:47PM

NASA Will Begin Searching for a 2-Ton Meteorite Off the Coast of Washington State This Week

Despite tens of thousands of meteorites entering Earth's atmosphere each year, the vast majority of them burn up before they ever hit...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:18PM

Astronomers Amazed As a Planet Forms Around a Dwarf Star Before Their Eyes For The First Time

Using the SPHERE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of astronomers led by a team at...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 11:20AM

Scientists Have Spotted Some of the Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Yet

To get an idea of just a few of the requirements for a habitable, Earth-like planet, here's a short list: it has to orbit its star at...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 June 2018 - 12:29PM

The Skies Are Made of Butter: Most of the Universe's Carbon Is Contained in Free-Floating "Space Grease"

When most people imagine space, they usually see it as a cold, empty void with some dust and gas floating around, but that's about it....

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 12:00PM

Scientists Mystified By Deep Space Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova

There is something strange happening in space that astronomers admit that they can not explain. According to Tech Times, at least 18...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:14AM

Here's What You Need to Know About the New Evidence Pointing to Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

An international cohort of scientists analyzing data from mass spectrometers aboard NASA's Cassini space probe have discovered...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 9:46AM

NASA Captures Surreal 'Blue' Sand Dune Discovered Amidst the Red Dust of Mars

The Hubble Telescope has captured some amazing images from space, but the new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 1:15PM

Breaking: Japan's Mining Probe Hayabusa2 Has Arrived at the Asteroid Ryugu

Today, June 27th, 2018, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 closed in on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will aim to collect samples,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:42PM

Two NASA Astronauts Spill Their Guts About Vomiting In Space

Between SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and now Asgardia (the first space nation!), low orbit seems like it's poised to become the next...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

It's not the Space Force, but Bill Nye (everyone's favorite scientist and the man who made bow-ties and lab coats cool) and his...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:54AM