Space

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

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