Space

New Theory Says Schrödinger Equation Solves Mystery of Space's Largest Structures

Let's get a few things straight right out the gate: First, the scientist Erwin Schrödinger did more in his life than muse on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:41AM

SpaceX Rockets Bus-Sized Satellite Into Orbit With 50th Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX celebrated the 50th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket early yesterday morning by successfully deploying a six-ton Hispasat 30W-6...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 9:15AM

Saturn And Its Rings Look Surreal in a New NASA Photo

While it's always cool to see a detailed photograph of planets like Saturn, sometimes our space probes are capable of more artsy...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 8:52PM

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Could Send Your Name to the Sun

Assuming you're not mentioned anywhere in the Voyager 1 probe's records in interstellar space, you have an opportunity to send your...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 7:44PM

China's First Space Station Will Fall Out of the Sky in One Month

Spare a thought for the Tiangong-1, a space station and laboratory that isn't going to be in orbit for very much longer.The base,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:55PM

Hubble Takes an Amazing and Baffling Photo of a Distant Ring of Light

Bright lights, debris clouds, and other weird phenomena are littered throughout the universe, but there's nothing else quite like the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:25PM

Hazardous Skyscraper-Sized Asteroid Passing Earth Exposes Future Threats

The sheer number of potentially world-ending asteroids swinging by our planet each month is enough to make a stargazer paranoid, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:31AM

World's First Electric Thruster Proves It Can Run on Air in ESA Test-Fire

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian-based space company SITAEL reached a major milestone for the future of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:24AM

Rare Planetary Alignment Thursday: The Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

Getting up early is always a difficult experience. It can be disheartening to have to climb out of bed while it's still dark out and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 10:33AM

NASA Telescopes and Oscar Awards Have the Same Golden Coating

While you were watching The Shape of Water win Best Picture at the recent Academy Awards, or other great sci-fi films like Blade...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 8:23PM

Opening Sealed Apollo Moon Samples May Solve NASA's Biggest Mysteries

Beginning in 1969, astronauts aboard the Apollo missions collected rocks and other geological samples from the surface of the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:13AM

Stephen Hawking Describes the Universe Before the Big Bang

Considering what little we know about the earliest moments of the universe, what happened before then is an even greater...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Find 3 Nearby Super-Earth Exoplanets in Newly Discovered Solar System

All things considered, the Earth is small--very small. Out of the thousands of exoplanets we've found over the past few years, only a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:12PM

The Weirdest Black Hole Ever Found Is Growing So Fast It Defies the Laws of Physics

Everything that we think we knew about the growth of black holes has just been flipped on its head--scientists have discovered a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:35AM

US Launching 'Space Corps' in Next 3 Years, Says Strategic Forces Chairman

This is the part where we cue the yellow text crawl, John Williams' score, and sounds effects of TIE fighters and X-Wings, but we're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Signals From Ancient Stars Could Provide Clues About Dark Matter

Just the other day, news broke that radio signals created by some of the earliest stars in the universe had finally reached Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:04PM

Hubble Telescope Finds New Exoplanet With a Water-Filled Atmosphere

Searching the known universe for Earth-like planets is a tiring process, because even beyond its size and relative distance from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 6:33PM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

This coming Friday, March 2, an near-Earth asteroid will be sweeping within 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of our planet's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:42PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM