Space

China's Lunar Probe Prepares For Historic Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

A couple of weeks ago, China reached a major milestone as its Chang'e-4 lander and rover entered the moon's orbit. Ending 2018 on a...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 10:04AM

A Closer Look at Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft For NASA

2018 was supposed to be the year of NASA test flight launches, but a series of delays has caused the space agency to make some...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 11:08AM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

Apollo 8 Astronaut Criticizes Space Shuttle, Calls NASA's Manned Mars Plans 'Almost Ridiculous'

With all this talk about the future and the dream of sending "man" to Mars, we all got so lost in the quotes from NASA and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 12:16PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Earth-Like Planets That May Have Plentiful Rubies and Sapphires

When Goldman Sachs declared that the first trillionaire would make their money in mining asteroids (like Psyche 16, a space rock...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:41PM

Satellite Captures Image of Martian Ice Rink in Korolev Crater

Mars may not have Christmas trees or tinsel, but a recent photo from the Mars Express orbiter has shown that it does have an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:36AM

The Glowing Lasso Spotted Over California Bay Area Last Night Was Not an Alien Invasion

With companies like SpaceX lighting up the night skies fairly often, it's hard to know when an ominous shape is science-based or if...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 11:39AM

NASA Research Confirms That Saturn Is Losing Its Rings at an 'Extremely Fast' Pace

We wouldn't say we take Saturn's rings for granted, but the idea of them someday not being there has never really crossed our minds,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 10:57AM

WATCH: Take a Virtual Tour of Jezero Crater, the Landing Site for the Mars 2020 Rover

Now that NASA has one another successful Mars Landing under their belt, they're looking to the next one: the Mars 2020 rover,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:10PM

Deadly Moon Dust Is the 'Number One Concern' for Astronauts Returning to Moon

As Cas Anvar of The Expanse said, space is trying to kill you 24 hours a day. Whether it's powerful gravity, deadly radiation, or a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:00PM

China's 'Dark Side' Lunar Lander Has Entered the Moon's Orbit--What's Next?

We've been reporting on China's Chang'e-4 mission since it was announced, but Wednesday marks a major milestone for the project: the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:43AM

NASA's Parker Probe Shares a Scorching Look Inside the Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched back in August with the mission to get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has before. The probe...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:19AM

Virgin Galactic Successfully Reaches Space in New Test Flight, Opening Another Door for Space Tourism

Two weeks ago, we reported that Virgin Galactic was planning to fly their first crew into space before Christmas. Considering all the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 1:29PM

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Has Discovered Water on the Asteroid Bennu

Well that didn't take very long at all! Earlier this month, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 11:49AM

WATCH LIVE: Russian Cosmonauts Go on a Spacewalk to Inspect That Controversial Hole in the ISS

In the wake of the discovery of a tiny hole in the International Space station, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 10:56AM

Voyager 2 Has Officially Become the Second Spacecraft to Cross Into Interstellar Space!

Back in 2012, Voyager 1 boldly went where no spacecraft has ever gone before--it crossed out of the influence of our Sun and into the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:08PM

Martian Mix-Tape: NASA's InSight Lander Releases the First Recordings Ever Made on Mars

Before you scroll past all of these words to get to the good stuff, grab a pair of headphones or a nearby subwoofer because you'll...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 10:59AM

Researchers Have Discovered a Neptune-Sized "Balloon" Planet With a Helium-Filled Atmosphere

An international group of researchers led by a team at the University of Geneva have found an exoplanet with an atmosphere that is...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 1:09PM

Sun's Out, Guns Out: NASA's InSight Lander Shows Off Robotic Arm in New Mars Photos

Now that she is settled into her new home on Mars, NASA's InSight lander can get to work digging into the planet's crust to measure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:17AM

SETI Confirms: 'Oumuamua Asteroid Is NOT Sending Detectable Radio Signals

Since its discovery by Robert Weryk back in October of 2017, the cannoli-shaped asteroid named ʻOumuamua has baffled the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 12:59PM