Space

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

New Jupiter Photo Shows Off the Planet's Swirling Storm Clouds

There's no denying it: Jupiter is an utterly amazing sight to behold, even if it's a place you'd never want to visit in person.A new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 7:08PM

'Zoo Theory' Finally Explains Why Aliens Haven't Contacted Us Yet

At present, there are two contradictory issues surrounding the existence of aliens that are seemingly increasingly at odds with each...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Is the Secret to Finding Aliens Hiding in Brown Dwarfs?

Of all the various celestial phenomena that exists out beyond the boundaries of our own world, few are as fascinating as brown dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:39AM

Strange Origin of Alien Asteroid Oumuamua Reveals There Are Millions More Like It

If Tabby's Star was the most mysterious star in the galaxy, then alien asteroid Oumuamua is probably the most mysterious rock. The...

Super User
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:14AM

The Tarantula Nebula Is Full of Unusually Huge Stars

When scientists name something the Tarantula Nebula, you know there's got to be something cool there.Exceeding all expectations, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 6:26PM

'Uncontrolled' 19,000-Pound Chinese Satellite Crash Could Be Devastating

After freaking out over that hazardous asteroid that slipped by NASA (and nearly impacted the Earth) yesterday, we were reassured by...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 11:28AM

Ancient Aztec Map of Universe Found on Mexican Volcano

While our modern ability to shoot rockets into space and beam photos of distant planets back to Earth might make us feel like we have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 11:17AM

A Crucial Sign of Life Has Been Detected Fluctuating on Mars

As we learn more about Mars, many find themselves disappointed that we haven't spotted any bug-eyed green aliens living on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:47AM

How to See the First Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in 150 Years

It has been a busy couple of weeks for people who like to stare at the sky and take photos of the Moon, but leave those telescopes...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:15AM

NASA Photo Shows the Vast Distance Between the Earth and Moon

The moon is approximately 238,855 miles away from the Earth, on average (these things can fluctuate slightly). This seems like a big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 8:00PM