Space

We're Surprisingly Close to Seeing Photos of a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

For years, we’ve accepted that one the greatest and most mysterious things about black holes is the fact that we just can’t see...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:06PM

NASA Just Found a Comet That Defies the Laws of Science

If you thought comets were just flashy rocks that show up every now and then to entertain stargazers, you're in for a surprise.  ...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:59AM

New Research Proves Ancient Meteorites Contain 'Building Blocks of Life' on Earth

An increasing body of research suggests that life on Earth came from outer space.The theory is simple: while the Earth was a ripe and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:45AM

Scientists Seek Origin of Powerful Radio Waves from Another Galaxy

Far away, in a distant dwarf galaxy, something may be trying to get our attention. Since 2016, scientists have been baffled by the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 5:36PM

Overlooked Evidence From Viking Landers Shows 'Life May Still Exist' on Mars

Sometimes we fail to notice an important detail, even when it’s right in front of us. Scientists are aware of how the slightest...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 12:05PM

Aliens Don't Exist: Our Solar System Is an Anomaly, Study Claims

We've said it before, but it seems like the universe keeps proving that it's a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation would lead...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:55AM

NASA Developing Drone to Find Alien Life on Saturn's Largest Moon

A Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) led team of engineers and researchers from the Penn State Department of Aerospace...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:49AM

Alien Meteorite Found in the Sahara Is Older Than Our Solar System

2017 was a year of excitement among the asteroid-watching community, as 'Oumuamua, the first recorded visitor from an another solar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:38AM

China's Falling Satellite Is Just the Beginning of 'Catastrophic' Space Debris Problem

Here on Earth, we love our trash. Landfills are increasingly packed to the brim with refuse and non-recyclable materials, and pretty...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:29AM

Microgravity Made an ISS Astronaut Grow 3.5 Inches Taller

Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai has a big problem. After just three weeks in a microgravity environment aboard the International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 8:02PM

NASA's Super Powerful Telescope WFIRST is Moving Forward

NASA scientists must be breathing a sigh of relief at the moment, as the high-powered Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 6:29PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Near-Earth Asteroids Will Surge in 2018

Good news: Last year saw a dramatic increase in the number of asteroids that we know about that flew uncomfortably close to the Earth,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 11:12AM

US Spy Satellite Disappears Shortly After SpaceX Launch

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket with a top-secret payload on Sunday, but something went wrong. According to reports, the payload...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 10:42AM

Shape-Changing Mirrors Could Help Us Photograph Distant Planets

The planet Proxima-b is camera shy. In fairness, most exoplanets are - it's hardly easy to photograph any planet within our own solar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 7:08PM

We Just Detected an Alien Radio Signal From This Nearby Galaxy

In the search for life outside of our galaxy, astronomers are always listening for radio signals that could serve as potential...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:44AM

'Interstellar' Was Right: Black Holes Create Parallel Universes, Study Claims

One of the coolest things about quantum mechanics is the way that this branch of science seems to regularly contradict all commonly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:22AM

Astronaut and First Space Shuttle Commander John Young Has Passed Away

Astronaut John Young has walked on the moon, flown to the moon twice, flown the space shuttle six times, and generally had an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 07 January 2018 - 6:05PM

Map of Titan Reveals Even More Similarities to Earth

NASA's Cassini probe has managed to be really helpful since it crashed into Saturn, and that trend's continuing now. This time, data...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 07 January 2018 - 1:41PM

Curiosity Rover Finds Unusual Tube Objects on Mars

Since a year on Mars is about 120 days longer than an Earth year, it's on a very different schedule. And that means that NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 4:18PM

How to Make Sure a Spacecraft Survives Its Journey

When a probe is fired off into the vastness of space, suffice to say that it doesn't reach its destination quickly. It's a long...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 3:32PM