Space

Third Geomagnetic Storm of 2018 Headed for Earth This Week—And It Could Be Deadly

This is probably not the news you wanted to start your week with, but they say that knowledge is power, so consider this our attempt...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:23AM

SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

SpaceX has made its Mars aspirations very clear over the past couple years, and they appear to be on track to meet those aspirations...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 5:55PM

Hubble Telescope Captures an Impressive Galactic Collision

Some of the flashiest and most gigantic events we've seen out in space involve galaxies colliding into each other. A galactic merger...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 1:01PM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Have Recreated Alien Environments Here on Earth

Have you ever wanted to stand on the surface of Saturn and breathe a deep lungful of alien air?If so, you're going to have a bad time,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:45PM

NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'

As has been well documented, humanity is weirdly paranoid about the threat of giant deadly asteroids. Sure, life on Earth was almost...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:44PM

NASA Releases 360 Degree Video Showing a Mars Lander Test

NASA's "InSight" Mars mission is coming up fast, and the space agency hopes to launch an advanced new lander to the Red Planet this...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 8:23PM

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