Space

A Ring Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud Conceals a Well-Hidden Neutron Star

As one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, you would think we'd see an entire star hiding inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 12:06PM

Here's How New York City Would Look if Stars Were Visible in the Night Sky

Like any other bustling metropolis, it's impossible to see much in New York's night sky beyond the Moon and whatever clouds are...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 8:04PM

SpaceX Can No Longer Broadcast Video From Space Due to an Archaic Law

SpaceX has streamed video from space plenty of times — after all, one of the most memorable parts of their Falcon Heavy launch was...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 6:29PM

NASA Just Launched Human Sperm Into Space for a New Experiment

Poor NASA scientists.You work your hardest on a brand new piece of scientific research, wait patiently for the scheduled launch date...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:12PM

Dark Matter Discovery: New Research Reveals It 'Doesn’t Interact With the Universe Around It'

When it comes to dark matter, every new discovery seems to take us two steps forward and one step back.   In 2015, it seemed like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:35AM

The First-Ever 'Affordable' Luxury Space Hotel Will Open in Low-Earth Orbit in 2022

In case the Shangri-La Hotel wasn't exclusive enough for you, the aerospace company Orion Span is planning on a new exotic hotel in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:05AM

Food Grown in Antarctica Without Sunlight or Soil is Good News for Astronauts

For better or worse, one particular part of The Martian that really stuck with the audience was how the stranded Mars astronaut had...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 7:06PM

CERN Scientists Say They Just Created Antimatter for the First Time in History

The universe is a weird place.Not just the structure itself, but the rules that guide it, and the materials that it's made up of. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:32AM

New Study Says Alien Worlds May Lack Enough Phosphorus to Create Extraterrestrial Life

Earth really is a special place.Our world the exact right distance from the sun to be able to support life, and its watery environment...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 10:23AM

Former Nuclear Missile Motor Will Find a New Home in NASA's Orion Spacecraft

In a rather "War is Peace" style of naming, the United States' "LGM-118 Peacekeeper" was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 6:18PM

UK Scientists Just Helped Discover 4000 New Galaxies With Their 3D Map of the Early Universe

Anyone who's ever attempted to build a LEGO set can attest that sometimes, even with detailed instructions, creating an accurate model...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 2:17PM

Columbia Scientists Say They Found Thousands of Black Holes at the Galactic Center of the Milky Way

There is a theory, which claims that deep at the heart of our galaxy, there exist tens of thousands of small black holes, which all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 1:29PM

NYU Abu Dhabi Astrophysicists Just Discovered the Secret Clue to Finding Habitable Planets

It turns out that the recipe for a habitable, Earth-like planet is lot more complicated than we ever imagined: You need stable...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 1:11PM

CRNS Scientists Just Created an AI That Searches for Alien Life-Hosting Habitable Planets

In the search for life beyond our planet, things are a little more complicated than just launching ourselves into space, receiving a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 12:23PM

DES-SN Astronomers Baffled by 72 Super-Bright Cosmic Flashes While Searching for Dark Energy

In the world of astronomy, spotting a change in brightness (usually from a star) can be the key to identifying a new planet or set off...

Super User
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:49AM

Astronomers Say They Have Proof the Milky Way Galaxy Is Still Expanding—And No One Can Explain It

There are a couple tenets astronomers and cosmologists live by: light sets the speed limit for the universe, nothing can escape a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 12:37PM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

Space Station Tiangong-1 Finally Crash Landed Near the South Pacific 'Spacecraft Graveyard'

After weeks of speculation, Tiangong-1 — the falling space station which could crash nearly anywhere in the world — made its...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 6:37PM

Astronomers Just Found the Most Distant Star Ever Observed: A Giant Blue 'Sun' 9 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers can spot supernovas from a galaxy away (even quick ones), but observing individual stars is much harder. In the cosmic...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 12:57PM

NASA Says the Future of Humans Exploring Mars Depends on Robot Bees—Here's Why

Rovers are so 20th century, and drones are so last year--NASA is looking to the future of space exploration and has a plan for...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:35AM