Space

Venus and Jupiter Align for Rare Planetary Conjunction

Wake up early on Monday, November 13 and you're bound to see a sight that's truly out of this world. One of the skywatching highlights...

Ian S.
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 1:31PM

First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Stuns Astronomers

This is the kind of discovery that changes everything we think we know about the universe.Astronomers have discovered thousands of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 11:17AM

Hubble Films Supernova That Looks Like an Exploding Death Star

Sometimes real life really is stranger than fiction. The Hubble Telescope just filmed a rare supernova light echo that looks eerily...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 11:00AM

NASA Hopes to Launch a Rocket to Mars in 2019 Despite Safety Warnings

NASA is gearing up for the launch of an important mission to Mars, involving the unmanned but highly advanced Space Launch System...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 7:50PM

We Could Uncover Europa's Secrets By Blowing Part of It Up

An explosive new plan for exploring Jupiter's moon Europa could finally reveal if the planet is hiding alien life beneath its icy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 11:05AM

Our Solar System's First Interstellar Asteroid is Named 'Oumuamua'

Last month, an asteroid flying around with enormous speed and a distorted orbit became one of the most fascinating things in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 8:51PM

Astronomers Observe a 'Zombie' Supernova That Keeps Exploding

Is there such a thing as life after death? If you're a star, there might be, but it doesn't sound too pleasant based on what we've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 6:48PM

Watch NASA Launch the Rocket That Will Revolutionize Space Exploration

Spacex might steal headlines with its plans for colonizing Mars, but as NASA proves with its new rocket, the space race is far from...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:16AM

Stunning New Photos of Jupiter From NASA's Juno Mission

Jupiter is by far one of the most mesmerizing planets in the solar system--seeing these incredible new photos released by NASA, it...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:07AM

4 Ice Planets Where We Could Find Alien Life

Discoveries of life on Earth that survive in cold, deep parts of the oceans give us hope that similar creatures may be hiding on the...

Ian S.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 1:22PM

Exoplanet 13 Times Larger Than Jupiter Found Near Center of Galaxy

Another day, another startling exoplanet discovery.At this point, NASA's Kepler telescope has literally found thousands of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 11:38AM

NASA Reports Comet Flying Dangerously Close to the Sun

Some comets are clearly thrillseekers.96P is a cosmic rock that's been seen buzzing around the solar system with great regularity over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 11:26AM

Scientists Discover One of the Oldest Galaxies of All Time

Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered one of the oldest galaxies ever detected.A distant...

Ian S.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 11:20AM

MIT's Revolutionary Design for Life on Mars

Mars might be one of the most inhospitable planets for humans, but it doesn't have to be. As a team from MIT just proved, life on...

Ian S.
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 3:34PM

Aliens Will 'Look Like Us,' Say Oxford Scientists

Aliens might look even more surprising than we ever imagined--they could closely resemble life that's evolved on Earth, according to a...

Ian S.
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 1:47PM

Andy Weir ('The Martian,' 'Artemis') Book Tour: Houston

Hear from Andy Weir — author of “The Martian” and the new book “Artemis” debuting Nov. 14 — and get autographed copies of...

Andy Weir ('The Martian,' 'Artemis') Book Tour: NYC

Join us for the launch of the much-anticipated new novel by Andy Weir, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Martian. In his...

SpaceX Finally Launching First Falcon Heavy Rocket in December

Elon Musk will finally launch the “world’s most powerful rocket,” the Falcon Heavy, in December, Spacex has announced....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 12:14PM

Earth's Global Asteroid Defense System Passes First Test

It isn't Bruce Willis, but it'll do. Earth's first global asteroid defense system just passed its first test with astounding...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:27AM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Be Equipped With Several Powerful 'Eyes'

Despite all the love that NASA's Curiosity rover has gotten since its deployment, a newer model will be touching down on Mars in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 6:34PM