Space

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

Trace Materials From the Birth of the Solar System Found in Interplanetary Dust

Scientists have searched high and low on this planet for materials left over from the creation of our solar system to no avail. Things...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 10:53AM

The ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' Captures Two Galaxies Undergoing a Very Close Encounter

One thing that the Hubble Space Telescope is very good at is tracking down galactic collisions. Regardless of how common it is for...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 6:08PM

This New Giant Star Discovery May Revise the Entire History of Our Universe

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson is fond of saying, "We are all stardust." Zooming out a bit, however, reveals that almost everything is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 12:14PM

$55 Million Will Soon Buy You an 8-Day Stay at the World's First Commercial Space Station

The lifestyles of the rich and famous continue to get more and more extravagant as people invent new ways to spend money, but flexing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 11:10AM

'First Man' Trailer Tells the Rocky History of Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing

Everyone knows about the first time humans landed on the Moon, and they can certainly quote Neil Armstrong's famous "One small step...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:52PM

The 'Pillars of Creation' Hides a Special Magnetic Field Which Can Teach Us More About Star Formation

You've likely seen the famous Hubble telescope photo of the Pillars of Creation — the long trunks of a nebula which resemble the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:08PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Galaxy Filled With Bright Blue Threads of Cosmic Gas

The center of a galaxy tends to be the most interesting part, not least because that's often where a supermassive black hole is...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:27PM

Astronomers Discover a Solar System Which Is Full of Rocky Planets the Same Size as Earth

While we're not expecting to travel to Earth-like planets anytime soon, scientists are still preoccupied with finding them, if only to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:24PM

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Will Stay at Jupiter For Three More Years Following New Discoveries

The Juno probe has been orbiting around Jupiter since 2016, and has allowed us to see the gas giant from a whole lot of new angles...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 12:50PM

Watch a Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launch 3 New Astronauts to the International Space Station

Regardless of your vantage point during a rocket launch, it's impossible to see the whole thing. If you're on the ground then you...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 6:21PM

Space, Lies, And Video Tape: The Top Three Myths We All Believed And Why They're Wrong

Some of the biggest "facts" we take for granted are all wrong. Here's the truth... Once and for all.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Astronomers Discover Three New Earths 160 Light-Years Away – But Can Human Life Survive On Them?

Three rocky, Earth-like exoplanets have been discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope's K2 mission.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:30PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds 'Ancient Organic Materials' Hidden Inside of Mars Rocks

Earlier this week, NASA said they had an announcement regarding Mars which they planned to share on Thursday.And now we know what...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 5:16PM

NASA Says the Alpha Centauri Star System May Support Life—And It's Right Next Door to Us

Ever since astronomers realized that the closest Earth-like exoplanet, Proxima b, is probably an irradiated hellscape, excitement...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 11:30AM

Jupiter's Unusual Lightning Storms Look Very Much Like Earth's Lightning Storms

Despite its enormous size and gaseous composition being completely alien to Earth, at least Jupiter's lightning strikes look familiar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 6:25PM

How Do We Get Humans to Europa? NASA Says We Should Extend the Juno Probe Mapping Mission

Sometimes it's the steps that look insignificant at first that turn out to be the most instrumental. Such is the case with NASA's new...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Scientists Say the Secret to Tabby's Star's 'Alien' Dimming Just a Sparked a New Mystery

When astronomers spotted strange patterns of dimming and brightening from KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, none of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 12:29PM