Space

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

Bigelow Aerospace Wants Customers for Their Inflatable Space Station Modules

Who doesn't love camping? The joy of sleeping in a tent, cooking under the stars, and breathing the cool, fresh air of the great...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 7:50PM

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Supernova Ever Observed

Humanity's ability to map the universe around us has just expanded significantly, as astronomers have been able to detect an enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 6:21PM

Russian And Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons Coming Soon, Warns US Intelligence

A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleges that, in a hypothetical future conflict with Russia or...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:36AM

DARPA Announces a New Challenge to Create Rapid-Response Rockets

When a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist" launches his own roadster into space on the back of a reusable rocket, it's a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:10AM

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Vanish in 10 to 20 Years

The planet Jupiter is an absolutely beautiful sight. With swirling storm clouds that rage across the entire planet's surface, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 6:35PM

NASA's Twin Study Reveals What Happens to Our Bodies in Space

Every astronaut on the ISS lives one small mistake away from death. A malfunctioning fan, a snag in a space suit, or poorly-timed...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:29AM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Mine Thousands of Distant Asteroids

Elon Musk recently checked an item off the bucket list when his commercial space company, SpaceX, launched the enormous Falcon Heavy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:11AM

How NASA Is Preparing for the Next Killer Asteroid 5 Years After Chelyabinsk

Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:38AM

UFO Spotted Above Mount Everest in Professional Mountaineer's Photograph

An unidentified flying object has been spotted in a photo of Mount Everest taken by professional mountaineer and photographer David...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:27AM

6-Year-Old Writes a Letter Demanding NASA Make Pluto a Planet Again

NASA has typically been one of the less controversial government agencies throughout its history, but if you ask somebody who...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 6:33PM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Suddenly Switches to Precautionary Standby Mode

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe hasn't had an easy time as of late.The MRO has spent the past decade living up to its name, as...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 2:15PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

ALMA Telescope Finds a Gaseous 'Donut' Around a Black Hole

While black holes aren't always the largest objects in the universe, even if they are the most massive, there are still some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 4:54PM

NASA Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite is Preparing For Its Upcoming Launch

Between the distant planets just found by Kepler, the seven Earth-like planets found last year in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:43PM

Watch Astronauts Fix Up a Robotic Hand Out in Space

It's been said before, but it's always worth saying again: tasks that sound simple in everyday life become much trickier out in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5000 Days on Mars With a New Discovery

When NASA's Opportunity rover first landed on Mars in 2004, it was expected to last around three months before it inevitably broke...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 8:57PM

Study Says Humanity Would Welcome News of Alien Life

Sharing has never been humanity's strong point, if the history of our species has been any indication. Weariness at this seemingly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 7:05PM

Was the Fireball Over Oregon More Than Just 'Space Junk'?

Wednesday night saw an unexpected, fiery visitor grace the skies above Oregon. A large, bright light was seen streaking above...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 6:36PM