Space

An Exoplanet Twice the Size of Earth Has Been Discovered 145 Light Years Away

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space telescope, a grad school student and an international team of researchers have discovered an...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 September 2018 - 10:59AM

NASA Kepler Telescope Was Awoken From Its Nap and Is Back to Hunting Planets

Wakey wakey eggs and bakey! Back in July, NASA's Kepler team placed their space telescope in sleep mode to make sure that the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 2:33PM

Stargate? A Weird Hexagon-Shaped Vortex is Swirling Above Saturn's North Pole

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its 20-year run back in September of 2017, but not before delivering some pretty bizarre data that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - 2:28PM

New NASA Images Reveal Saturn's Aurora, Which Is Too Incredible For the Naked Eye

Need a little something extra to get you over the hump this week? Well we have some eye candy for you, courtesy of NASA/ESA, that may...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - 12:22PM

Geologists Have Begun Mapping Space To Mine For Water, Minerals, and Rare Metals

When most people think of mining, they think of coal, diamonds, gold, and other terrestrial materials that are either valuable...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - 10:43AM

Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month

As the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote goes, "The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing." Why all...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Russians Claim Hole Found in Spacecraft Was Sabotage, Launch Investigation

Last week there were reports that astronauts aboard the International Space Station found a leak that was traced to the Soyuz capsule...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 11:43AM

Cosmic Reanimator: Black Holes Can Jump-Start Nearby Dead Stars, Causing Them to Reignite

Physicists have known for a while that the edge of a black hole is where the normal laws of the universe start to bend and warp--get...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Ghost Ship: NASA Finds Long-Lost Spacecraft, But It Won't Follow Their Orders

NASA's no stranger to losing multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment--the Cassini satellite had its highly publicized Grand Finale...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:18AM

Japan Preparing to Land Robotic Spacecraft on Asteroid... Then Drop Explosives On It

Back in December 2014, Japan's JAXA space agency launched its Hayabusa-2 mission to the near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu to collect...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 10:51AM

Mission Aborted: Why Did Astronaut Candidate Robb Kulin Quit Half Way Through His NASA Training?

NASA astronaut training is a very exclusive club to get in to. CBS News reports that there were a record 18,300 applicants last summer...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:23PM

Astronomers Have Spotted a Monstrous Star Factory Built Around Three Galactic Cores

Astronomers have spotted some pretty amazing (and disturbing) things lurking in the far reaches of the universe, like a huge black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:22PM

Astronauts Have Found an Oxygen Leak on the ISS, Potentially Caused by a Meteorite

Anyone who's seen the infamous CQB episode on The Expanse knows that a hull breach on a spacecraft is a red alert--right? Well,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:45PM

NASA May Have Confirmed the Existence of Water on Jupiter

Water is the key for a lot more than just life in the cosmic scheme of things--as one of the most abundant solvents in the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:11PM

Sorry Guys: NASA-Funded Study Suggests Women's Brains Are Better Suited For Deep Space Travel

If this is a man's world, then it is most certainly a woman's universe. Scientific American reports that new research published in...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 1:29PM

Fiery Meteor Falling Near Perth, Australia Caught on Camera Last Night

No matter how many times you see one, watching a meteor fall to Earth is still surreal--especially the most recent one near Perth....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 1:23PM

The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Over the last seven months, technicians at Lockheed Martin have been carefully welding together the components of the capsule of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:40PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted Ultima Thule – One of the Remotest Bodies in the Solar System

New Horizons has already broken new ground and made headlines with its first-ever close-up photos of Pluto and even found evidence for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:09PM

SpaceX Passing NASA Tests with Flying Colors, Will Be Ready for Crewed Launch On Time

After carrying out several successful deliveries to the International Space Station, SpaceX is poised to become the first private...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:58AM

Scientists May Have Spotted Ghostly Black Holes From the Universe Before This One

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which ones are already dead? It's common knowledge that it can take starlight a long...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:12PM