Space

'Ultraluminous X-Ray Source' Provides New Clues About Neutron Stars

If the phrase "ultraluminous x-ray source" sounds cool to you, rest assured the actual thing is just as fascinating. First...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 7:52PM

Life Found in Earth's Driest Desert Hints at How Martian Life May Look

It's something of an understatement to say that Mars wouldn't be a particularly nice place to live.It's hardly surprising that no...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:26PM

No More Hope for 'Second Earth'? Massive Solar Flare Scorched Exoplanet Last Year, Say Astronomers

Mars may have giant dust storms, huge temperature changes, and a lot of surface radiation, but it may turn out to be a better target...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 1:02PM

Physicist Michio Kaku: Intelligent Alien Life Will Contact Humans This Century

Aliens are out there, and we're going to hear from them at some point this century.At least, that's the opinion of Dr. Michio Kaku, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:16AM

NASA Fires Up The Engines On Their 'Space Launch System' Rocket

For a long time now, NASA has been working on their Space Launch System (SLS), an extremely powerful rocket that could potentially...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:12PM

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Shows Off New Photos of Phobos and Deimos

While there's always talk of eventually visiting Mars — and we might within the next decade, if SpaceX or Boeing actually follow...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 3:30PM

SpaceX Rival ULA Plans to Cut Rocket Launch Costs By 70 Percent

SpaceX has been gradually creating a new, corporate space race with their rocket launches, and their successful Falcon Heavy launch...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 12:45PM

New Research Suggests the Moon Has Widespread Water

Now that there's talk of going back to the Moon at some point, perhaps to even set up a more longterm colony, this raises the question...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:37PM

Here is The Exact Spot on Saturn Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed

Last September marked the end of an era for NASA, as their long-running Cassini spacecraft finally ended its mission that gave us...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:41PM

NASA Releases a Striking Time-Lapse of Jupiter's South Pole

It's been a little while since NASA's Juno probe has sent back some amazing looking photos of Jupiter, but the probe is still out...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:08PM

Universal Expansion Is Speeding Up and It's Blowing Scientists' Minds

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

'Happy Spacesuit' is Designed to Keep Astronauts From Stressing Out

Life in outer space is not a pleasant experience. Sure, there's the fun of floating around in zero gravity, but there's also nausea,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:31PM

Trump Wants NASA to Build a $2.7 Billion Lunar Space Station

Five years from now could see humans living near the moon. Part of President Trump's 2019 NASA budget proposal allocates $2.7 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:26AM

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

Bigelow Aerospace Wants Customers for Their Inflatable Space Station Modules

Who doesn't love camping? The joy of sleeping in a tent, cooking under the stars, and breathing the cool, fresh air of the great...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 7:50PM

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Supernova Ever Observed

Humanity's ability to map the universe around us has just expanded significantly, as astronomers have been able to detect an enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 6:21PM

Russian And Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons Coming Soon, Warns US Intelligence

A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleges that, in a hypothetical future conflict with Russia or...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:36AM