Space

SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

Astronomer Takes a Photo of the Milky Way Using a Crystal Ball As a Lens

The image of a toy marble with a colorful streak running through the center of it is a common one. And it's easy to see that streak as...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 5:08PM

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There's a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of "trained...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 4:25PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Say We've Figured Out How to Send Humans to Exoplanet Proxima Centauri b

The hunt for exoplanets is not just about charting a map of the universe for astronomers to hang on their walls. At some point in the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:58AM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

MIT Scientists Say They Just Discovered 80 New Exoplanets in Record Time

According to NASA, over 78 percent of confirmed exoplanets were discovered using the transit method, which involves analyzing how much...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:43AM

NASA Reveals New Plans For Detecting and Avoiding Possible Asteroid Impacts

In a big announcement that includes plenty of assurances that we're not currently in danger of an asteroid impact, NASA has a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:20PM

Ramping Up Its New Space Program, UAE Sending Astronauts to ISS for the First Time in 2019

With everything from groundbreaking discoveries in exoplanet science, to bold plans to grow plants on Mars in a modern utopia that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 11:33AM

Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

When discussing space travel, there's a reason we typically focus on Mars and less so on Venus — the second planet in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:08PM

Scientists Say We've Finally Found the Secret Behind the Strangest Rock Formation on Mars

Back in the 1960s, scientists using NASA's Mariner spacecraft noticed something on Mars that they couldn't explain: a large and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 12:05PM

An Animator Makes a Virtual Tour of Mars Based on Real NASA Data

Until we have an actual drone flying around Mars, our best shots of Martian landscapes come from still photos taken by rovers or...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Black Holes May Be Even Crazier Than We Thought—They Could Shoot Dark Matter Laser Beams

If you're wondering how much we know about black holes, the answer is... less than you think.   With new discoveries being made...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 11:41AM

Mars Will Look Brighter in the Night Sky Than It Has in 15 Years Next Month

Earth's closest neighbor is going to be even closer soon, and this should give stargazers a reason to be excited.During July 2018,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 4:12PM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Believes That No Planned NASA or SpaceX Rockets Can Send Humans to Mars

Getting a rover or orbital probe to Mars takes an extraordinary amount of power and top-of-the-line technology from modern space...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:58AM

Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM