Space

How Do We Get Humans to Europa? NASA Says We Should Extend the Juno Probe Mapping Mission

Sometimes it's the steps that look insignificant at first that turn out to be the most instrumental. Such is the case with NASA's new...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Scientists Say the Secret to Tabby's Star's 'Alien' Dimming Just a Sparked a New Mystery

When astronomers spotted strange patterns of dimming and brightening from KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, none of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 12:29PM

Could Interstellar Blimps Put Humans on Venus? NASA Says It's Possible

While there are still various plans underway to get human-made tech and eventually humans to set up shop on Mars, some aerospace...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 10:55AM

New NASA Administrator Wants to Hand Over the International Space Station to Private Companies

The future of the International Space Station is very unsteady, but we know what the recently appointed head of NASA is hoping for. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 7:01PM

NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From Hibernation to Start Its Next Mission Beyond Pluto

About 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away, close to the outer edges of our solar system, a quiet space probe has just...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 6:11PM

Scientists Say Multiple-Star Planets Like Star Wars' Tatooine Aren't Just Real, They're Habitable

Back in 1977, astronomers probably scoffed at the twin suns of Luke Skywalker's home planet for the same reason modern scientists...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 1:05PM

New Dwarf Planet Research Says the Enigmatic 'Planet 9' May Not Exist After All

Evidence has been piling up for the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, but no one has directly observed this supposedly...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:43AM

SpaceX Delays Their Plans to Send Tourists to The Moon This Year

Early last year, SpaceX made headlines when they announced they were sending two private citizens to the Moon in 2018. Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 6:28PM

The International Space Station Keeps a Guitar Onboard for Psychological Reasons

Anybody who got to watch astronaut Chris Hadfield rock out to David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station (ISS)...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 6:03PM

Bizarre Exoplanet 'WASP-127b' is a Gas Giant That's Filled With Several Metals and Maybe Water

An exoplanet (a term which simply means a planet in another solar system) like WASP-127b is one of the last places you'd expect to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 5:21PM

NASA Announces a New Mission to Study the Edges of our Solar System in 2024

For non-astronomers, it's easy to imagine that the edge of the solar system is simply the point where nothing is orbiting around the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 3:05PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM

New Hubble Telescope Photo Shows a Distorted Galaxy From the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster

As the Hubble Space Telescope frequently surveys the observable universe, it likes to remind us how frequently galaxies seem to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:38PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Its Final Approach to the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft first made a pass around the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, and its findings were fascinating enough that NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:22PM

In Dark Matter Shock, Astronomers Say Some of It May Have an Electric Charge

It seems like astronomers get to explore all the cool mysteries: What black holes look like, how big the Milky Way is, whether an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 12:29PM

New Study Reveals the Ancient Moon Hid an Ocean of Magma in Its Mantle

Staring up at the moon on a clear night is generally a very cool and calming experience, but according to a group of scientists, the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:36AM

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

New NASA and ESA Probe Missions Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Does any natural force endure more in the human psyche than the Sun? For purposes both practical and spiritual, pragmatic and social,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 11:24AM