Space

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

Dwarf Planet Ceres is Still Evolving and Changing Its Surface

NASA has watched their Dawn spacecraft orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres for about three years, deciding to keep it there...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 8:18PM

Artificial Intelligence Finds Over 6000 Lunar Craters Undiscovered By Humans

Despite living in the highly advanced 21st century, there's still some things we do the old fashioned way. For example, our list of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 7:29PM

Airbus Wants To Use a Giant Harpoon to Clear Up Space Junk

The ever-growing field of garbage in Earth's orbit is becoming increasingly problematic.Sending something into space is a costly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:28PM

Russian Scientists Are Testing Lasers to Blow Up Deadly Asteroids

Remember last week, when we learned that NASA has official plans to blow up deadly asteroids with nuclear bombs? Well, we've got more...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:36AM

Space Race: Putin Claims Russia Will Begin Exploring Mars and the Moon Next Year

Hot on the heels of NASA's plan to send the new Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet, Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will be...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:05AM

NASA Kepler Spacecraft is Low On Fuel and Close to Death

Launched back in 2009, the Kepler spacecraft/telescope was designed to search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting around distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 8:09PM

Jupiter's Giant Red Spot Isn't Just Shrinking—It's Getting Taller and Turning Orange

Some things in our solar system never change. Saturn? It has those cool rings. Neptune? Has that cool blue color. Jupiter? Has a giant...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:35AM

Astronomers Say Aliens Sending Us Signals Will Be Long Dead Before Their Messages Arrive

In a time of instant messaging and the ability to circulate data around the world with a minimal delay, sending and receiving...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:32AM

The Riddle of How Organic Materials Made It to Mars Has Finally Been Solved

Back in 2015, the Curiosity rover spotted some anomalous material on the surface of Mars.Somehow, against all odds, the rover had...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Fastest Burst of 'Alien' Radio Waves From Space in History Detected by Astronomers

We like to think we know a lot about space. We can identify the chemical composition of an exoplanet's atmosphere from light-years...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Interstellar Water: The Secret to Finding Habitable Planets With the James Webb Telescope

Life needs a couple basic things: Reasonable temperatures, a lack of stellar radiation, and liquid water.If Proxima Centauri b is any...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:56AM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

Research into planets that form around cooler dwarf stars has brought light some intriguing new discoveries that could help scientists...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:41AM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM