Space

Wait, What?! A Space Startup Wants to Use Toxic Mercury as Spacecraft Fuel

Besides increasingly rare interactions with old-school thermometers, most people's exposure to the chemical element mercury starts and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 10:53AM

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found Aboard International Space Station

When most people imagine disasters wiping out astronauts in space, it usually looks like Alien or Apollo 13. According to a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:39PM

Instead of Alien Life, Astronomers Just Found Water on This Giant Exoplanet

Despite millions of light-years between us and most exoplanets, we're not only getting better at spotting them, we're now able to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:05PM

NASA Prepares for 'Seven Minutes of Terror' as InSight Lander Makes Final Descent to Mars

After shooting dozens of satellites into space, landing astronauts on the Moon, and landing not one, but two rovers on the Red...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 12:38PM

Massive Asteroid With 62 Potential Deadly Trajectories Could Strike Earth In 2023... But Probably Won't

When you're talking about large space rocks hurdling towards your home, how much of a percentage does it take before you start to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 11:15AM

New Study Suggests Grooves on Mars' Moon Phobos Came From Rolling Boulders

It's a mystery that began back in the 1970s when the first images of Phobos were taken—what caused those streaks in the surface of...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:11PM

Nearby Pinwheel Star System Will Die in a Massive Gamma-Ray Blast

If you have to go out, go out with a bang! In a new study published in the journal Nature, astronomers share the discovery of a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 11:17AM

NASA Has Chosen an Ancient Crater as the Next Mars Rover Landing Site

When it comes to finding a place to park its spacecrafts, NASA doesn't just drive around waiting for someone close to the building to...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 1:31PM

NASA May Be Joining the Space Tourism Game With Tickets to ISS

With companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic selling pricey seats aboard their spacecrafts for the first wave of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 11:11AM

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

The Next Major Space Industry Trend Will Be Repairing And Trashing Satellites While They're In Orbit

The ISS recently released an adorable little cubesat to help harpoon space junk orbiting Earth, but it's small potatoes compared to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:14PM

Set Phasers To Stun: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots The 'Star Trek' USS Enterprise In Colorful Merging Galaxy Cluster

Some people like to look at clouds and point out which ones look like a face. Sometimes NASA does the same thing – on a much bigger...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:41PM

Explore A Breathtaking VR Simulation Of The Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A* At The Center Of Our Galaxy

The nearest yet-discovered black holes are still thousands of light years away from Earth, so getting to one and seeing it with our...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 11:26AM

Keep Your Eye On The Sky: NASA's Saturday Morning Rocket Launch Promises To Light Up The East Coast

Can't make it to one of NASA's launching sites to witness the spectacular view in person? If you're on the East Coast of the United...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 2:15PM

Mars Opportunity Rover Sends First Signal In Months, But NASA Says Something Else Is Responsible For The Transmissions

There was a brief moment of joy and excitement for those watching NASA's Deep Space Network yesterday when – after five months of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 11:15AM

New Study Reveals More About Mysterious 'Oumuamua Interstellar Asteroid

Since it was first spotted around a year ago, our solar system's first interstellar asteroid has been one of the most talked about...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 2:10PM

Massive Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland's Ice

Is a crater still a crater if it has been filled with ice? According to NASA, the answer is yes, and a massive one has been discovered...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 12:25PM

Astronomers May Have Just Discovered a Super Earth Just Six Light Years Away

In a new paper published in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers have shared that there may be a super-Earth...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 11:18AM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Russia Reveals Plans for a Manned, Nuclear-Powered Rocket Capable of Interstellar Flight

Aside from the US and China, Russia has established itself as one of the biggest players in the new space race, despite some recent...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:41PM