Space

Martian Volcanoes Grow 1000 Times Slower Than Their Earth Counterparts

One of the more comforting facts about volcanoes on Earth is that they don't exactly spring up overnight.The process of volcanic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 8:04PM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

Elon Musk Plans to Launch a Mission to Mars in Just Five Years' Time

Earlier this week, Elon Musk made a lot of noise about having a big announcement on the horizon that he was particularly pleased to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 8:44PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

The UAE is Building a Simulated Mars City to Prepare Future Colonists

Despite The Martian showing us all just how crummy life on Mars would actually be, plenty of people around the world still have a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 7:44PM

Russia and America Are Planning a Joint Space Station in the Moon's Orbit

If there's one area of global politics that shows promise for one day uniting everyone into a single, Star Trek-style Federation,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:15PM

Elon Musk Will Unveil "Unexpected" Details About His Mars Spaceship This Friday

Around this time last year, at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Mexico, Elon Musk unveiled his plan...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:24AM

Australia Launches its Own National Space Agency

America, China, Russia, etc. might need to make room outside the Earth's atmosphere, because the Aussies plan to head out soon.In...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 7:24PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

Aliens and AI: André Bormanis Explores the Science Behind 'The Orville'

  The Orville is Seth MacFarlane's take on a Star Trek-style space adventure, complete with new galaxy, ship, and crew (who still...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 11:51AM

Fossilized Space Dust Can Teach Us About the Solar System's Formation

There's no denying that fossils are pretty cool. From the humble swirly ammonite to the towering T-Rex, there's plenty to get excited...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 8:32PM

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Nat Geo's Documentary Special on Cassini, Airing Tonight 9/8C!

As of this morning, the Cassini spacecraft is no more. Its 20-year-long mission to explore Saturn and its moons, including Titan and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 7:00PM

Cassini Ended its 20-Year Mission Today by Crashing Into Saturn

R.I.P. Cassini, the hard-working space probe that's given us a far better understanding of Saturn and its moons.Following thirteen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 10:40AM

Astronomers Have Found a Planet With a Titanium Atmosphere

In case you needed any proof that space is just the coolest place ever, astronomers have found a super hot gas giant with an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7:02PM

The Strongest Solar Flare in Over 10 Years Has Been Unleashed

On the morning of September 6th, the Sun unleashed two brief eruptions of radiation. The first burst was classified as an X-class...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:22PM

Super Thin Spacecraft is Designed to Capture Space Debris

Earth's orbit continues to fill up with space debris, and while we haven't seen any real life recreations of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 6:24PM

Cassini Enters its Final Week Before its Fatal Plunge into Saturn

Cassini's final week is about to begin, with the the famous NASA probe ending its 20 year mission on Friday, September 15, by plunging...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 September 2017 - 4:58PM

Another Black Hole is Discovered at the Center of the Milky Way

It's long been established that, deep at the heart of our constantly swirling galaxy, there exists a fantastically powerful...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 7:20PM

Elon Musk Shares a Full Look at SpaceX's Sci-Fi Inspired Spacesuits

As part of his ongoing mission to boldly go where no vacation provider has gone before, Elon Musk has taken another step towards...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 6:46PM

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM