Space

NASA Launches a New Laser-Equipped Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

Between drafting plans to protect Earth from giant asteroids, laying the groundwork for the Deep Space Gateway, and testing a new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:13PM

Recalculating...NASA Developing GPS for Space Using Artificial Intelligence

Every good space crew needs a great astrogator. Charting a course through stars and debris fields is a lot harder than driving...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:17AM

Stay Frosty: NASA's Orion Spacecraft Just Got a New Heat Shield

According to NASA, the announcement of the Orion marked the first time in a generation that NASA had unveiled a spacecraft built for...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 1:08PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid the Size of a 747 Will Fly Past Earth Next Week

While NASA's OSIRIS REx mission heads to the asteroid Bennu and JAXA's Hayabusa2 investigates Ryugu, another asteroid has decided to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:34PM

'Rich Kids in Space' Inevitable as NASA Introduces Space Selfie and Virtual Reality Exoplanet Exploration Apps

Let's face it: most of us will never get the opportunity to go to space. Space tourism is on the way in the near future, but unless...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 9:36AM

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Is About To Hitch A Ride On An Asteroid

The best way to learn something new about an object is to get up close and personal with it. Scientists know a fair bit about...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 1:10PM

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

If Chris Hadfield's recording sessions aboard the ISS didn't impress you, how about a zero-gravity tennis throwdown? Yesterday, NASA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:54AM

NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

It took a little over three months, but NASA is reporting that its $830 million InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:16AM

We Just Confirmed the Existence of Water Ice on the Moon

Scientists have speculated about the existence of water (especially ice) on Earth's Moon for years, and recent studies of meteorites...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:24AM

NASA Spotted a Super Bright 53,700 MPH Fireball Streaking Over Alabama This Weekend

In a post on Facebook this past weekend, NASA's Meteor Watch group shared information about a fireball that lit up parts of Alabama...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:39AM

Boiled Alive: How Exoplanets With Large Reserves Of Liquid Water Could Be Deadly To Humans

When people hear the phrase "water world," their first thought is often a long-repressed memory of that Kevin Costner...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:16AM

China Launches The World's First-Ever Mission To The Dark Side Of The Moon This December With The Chang'e-4 Rover

China is attempting the world's first-ever mission to the dark side of the Moon. We've known about China's newest lunar mission for a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:43PM

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Astronomers Spot Free-Floating Titanium in an Ultra-Hot Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The exoplanet KELT-9b is hot. Extremely hot. Almost star-level hot. For comparison, the hottest planet in our solar system, Venus,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 11:34AM

Supermassive Black Hole Found Lurking In A Distant Dwarf Galaxy

They say big things come in small packages, right? Astronomers didn't think that sentiment would apply to a small package like Fornax...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 10:48AM

We've Created Our Own Playlist to Wake Up NASA's Sleeping "Opportunity" Rover

Right now, there's a life-or-death drama going on in one of NASA's control rooms as scientists and technicians desperately wait for a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 12:23PM

The United States Suspects That A Strange Russian Space Object Is Actually A Secret Weapon

The Space Force doesn't officially exist yet, but they may already have their hands full dealing with Russia. Reuters reports that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:03AM

It's Your Last Chance To Turn Your Eyes To The Skies For The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Every year around this time, at least since 36CE, a light show has commanded the attention of skywatchers around the world. Named...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 1:10PM

New Horizons Probe May Have Spotted a Wall of Hydrogen at the Edge of the Solar System

Most people imagine space as a giant, empty void, but it turns out there's a lot more "stuff" floating around than we expected...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11:59AM

NASA Has Lost Its $400 Million Mars Rover In a Dust Storm

If you think losing a $20 bill to a washing machine is painful, try putting yourself in NASA's shoes. The space agency lost contact...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 10:25AM