Space

We Just Discovered a Revolutionary Tool to Find Aliens on Mars

The search for life on other planets is still pretty inefficient. While the vast majority of instruments on astrobiology missions are...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:50PM

China Could Make the First Alien Life Discovery With Its New Giant Telescope

The 21st-century space race will be decided by which superpower becomes the first to make contact with alien life. And it looks like...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:48AM

We Finally Know Why the Universe Has an Eerie Infrared Glow—And It May Have Sparked Life on Earth

You may not be able to see it, but the universe is glowing.When viewed through an infrared lens, all of the known universe has a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:46AM

Earth-Like Oceans May Hide Alien Life on Saturn's Moon Titan, Cassini Reveals

The wondrous discoveries that have been made by the Cassini space probe continue to astound scientists, long after the hardworking...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:21AM

New Discovery Finds Meteorites Brought Water to Earth Over 4 Billion Years Ago

Science has long sought to explain exactly how water came to exist on Earth in the first place—now, we finally have an answer....

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:07AM

Astronauts Can Get Sick With 'Space Fever' in Weightlessness

It might be time that we face facts: human beings really aren't designed to live in zero gravity.A new study into the biological...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 6:36PM

Scientists Just Found an Invisible Black Hole for the First Time—And It's 4X Bigger Than the Sun

Black holes are inherently very cool, and considering the really weird (and sometimes gassy) things that happen around them,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Aliens Are Hiding a Secret Base on Mars' Moon Phobos, Buzz Aldrin Suggests

There's an awful lot we still don't know about Phobos, one of the two moons in Mars' orbit, and images from NASA's Mars Global...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:20AM

Impending Geomagnetic Storm Could Wipe Out Earth's Satellites and Power Grid

It's like Y2K all over again, except this time the force that could supposedly leave the planet in the dark is from space and not a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:02AM

Russia Warns That the US Military Is Preparing for World War III in Space

The Cold War's "Space Race" may have ended in the 1970s, but we may be on the cusp of a new one: between China's plans to become the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:48AM

Mysterious Gamma Rays Are Alien Messages, Claims Expert

Gamma rays may be most famous for creating The Incredible Hulk, but outside of the world of fiction, they're a fantastic source of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:46AM

Massive House-Sized Asteroid Will Fly 'Hazardously' Close to Earth Next Week

Unlike that false alarm in Hawaii, this potentially cataclysmic piece of news is real: an asteroid between 22 and 68 meters in...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:12AM

China Wants to Blow Up Its Space Junk With Giant Lasers

Though we're skilled at trashing our own planet, data over the last several decades reminds us that we've grown pretty adept at...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:22AM

What If Aliens Are Listening But We're Using the Wrong Signals to Contact Them?

The hunt for intelligent life is proving more than a little futile.Throughout the universe, across billions and billions of stars, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:11AM

NASA's New Deep-Space GPS Navigates on Its Own by Using Pulsars

The problem with exploring space is that it's really hard to keep your bearings when you're entirely surrounded by nothingness.While...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 11:08AM

Pentagon UFO Video Debunked as Hoax by Expert

Last month, a series of reports amounted to what seemed like a watershed moment when the curtain was pulled back on a secret program...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 9:46AM

NASA Releases a Striking Video Tour of the Orion Nebula

Have you ever wanted to fly through space? In a non-lethal way, of course. And you'd probably have to pick a specific destination,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 2:58PM

It Will Be Easy to Brew Beer While Living on Mars

From the sound of it, traveling to Mars is going to be an absolute (and possibly literal) nightmare. After years of cramped...

Matthew Loffhagen
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 10:54AM

Landing on Mars' Moons May Electrocute Astronauts

When it comes to exploring Mars, its two moons seem to offer a safe and practical vantage point. Instead of landing on the red planet...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:18AM

Astronomers Use Space Warp to Find the Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

While the Hubble telescope is a phenomenal achievement, it has its limitations.Even the most powerful telescope satellite in orbit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:53AM