Space

Astronomers Find Extremely Rare Triple-Star System

Astronomers have just found a planet with an even cooler sunset than Tatooine. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 3:48PM

Astronomers Discover White Dwarf Star with an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

There are plenty of reasons humans could never live on a star, but for one star in particular, we can cross "unbreathable atmosphere"...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 12:56PM

Scientists Could Cloak Our Planet from Alien Civilizations Using Lasers

Humans are endlessly curious about the existence and nature of intelligent alien life, and so most of the conversation surrounding...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 1:10PM

SETI Expands Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life to 20,000 More Star Systems

SETI just expanded its search for intelligent aliens in a big way. Over the next two years, a new initiative will search 20,000 star...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 11:17AM

NASA Is Building a Next-Generation Exoplanet Hunter

After a grueling national competition, NASA has just selected a team of Penn State scientists to build a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 6:33PM

Watch A Mysterious Object Crash Into Jupiter

A small object of unknown origin just crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere, and so far two astronomers have posted videos capturing the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 5:09PM

Japanese Satellite Hitomi Is Lost in Space

Japan just lost contact with their newest satellite, Hitomi. The satellite, whose name means "pupil of the eye" was supposed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 3:07PM

NASA and SpaceX Are Sending an Inflatable Habitat Module to the ISS Next Week

Next week, NASA will attempt to send a payload to the ISS using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, for the first time since the rocket...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 11:09AM

Watch: NASA Spots the Flash of a Supernova for the First Time

Kepler has just observed the brilliant flash from the explosion of a star, or the "shock breakout" of a supernova." NASA released a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 3:18PM

A Super Bright Jupiter Will Be Visible During Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow morning, a lunar eclipse will be visible from Earth when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow and makes the whole world a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 1:42PM

Pluto May Have Been Covered With Rivers and Lakes of Liquid Nitrogen

Scientists think liquid nitrogen once flowed on Pluto's surface, and may even still lie beneath the ice on the dwarf planet today....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12:07PM

We're About to See the Closest Comet Flyby in Over Three Decades

Two comets are about to zoom past Earth, and while only one of them will be visible to the naked eye, the other will mark the closest...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:19PM

Andy Weir Says Humans Won't Make it to Mars Until 2050 Due to Lack of Funding

Andy Weir's The Martian (and it's subsequent big screen adaptation) has helped push Mars, Science and Space Exploration into the...

Kieran Dickson
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:03PM

Hubble Peeks Into the Largest Collection of Giant Stars Ever Discovered

Hubble just got a glimpse into a gorgeous "land of giants," the largest collection of monster stars ever observed by astronomers,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:53PM

How Mark Watney Would Have Been Affected by Radiation on Mars

How would the protagonist on The Martian have fared on the Red Planet?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:13PM

Ceres' Bright Spots Just Became Even More Mysterious

The long-running mystery of Ceres' white spots may have been virtually solved late last year, but there's still plenty we don't know...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 10:48AM

NASA Plans to Light a "Large-Scale Fire" in Space

The ISS has played host to many weird experiments, including those involving fruit fly astronauts, hard liquor, a dozen mice, beer...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 3:46PM

Russia Is Building Nuclear Engines to Take Astronauts to Mars in Six Weeks

Russia has just announced plans to build a nuclear space engine that will be ready for the testing stage in 2018, with the goal of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 2:49PM

Astronomers Find the Largest Celestial Object Ever Discovered

Astronomers have found the largest object in the universe--so far: a structure made up of galaxy superclusters, aptly named the BOSS...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 1:25PM

China Is Planning a Space Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble, But How Does It Compare to James Webb?

China just announced plans to build a space telescope that is even more powerful than NASA's Hubble, which will observe and image our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:22PM