Space

How to Make Sure a Spacecraft Survives Its Journey

When a probe is fired off into the vastness of space, suffice to say that it doesn't reach its destination quickly. It's a long...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 3:32PM

New Jupiter Photo Shows Off the Planet's Swirling Storm Clouds

There's no denying it: Jupiter is an utterly amazing sight to behold, even if it's a place you'd never want to visit in person.A new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 7:08PM

'Zoo Theory' Finally Explains Why Aliens Haven't Contacted Us Yet

At present, there are two contradictory issues surrounding the existence of aliens that are seemingly increasingly at odds with each...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Is the Secret to Finding Aliens Hiding in Brown Dwarfs?

Of all the various celestial phenomena that exists out beyond the boundaries of our own world, few are as fascinating as brown dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:39AM

Strange Origin of Alien Asteroid Oumuamua Reveals There Are Millions More Like It

If Tabby's Star was the most mysterious star in the galaxy, then alien asteroid Oumuamua is probably the most mysterious rock. The...

Super User
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:14AM

The Tarantula Nebula Is Full of Unusually Huge Stars

When scientists name something the Tarantula Nebula, you know there's got to be something cool there.Exceeding all expectations, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 6:26PM

'Uncontrolled' 19,000-Pound Chinese Satellite Crash Could Be Devastating

After freaking out over that hazardous asteroid that slipped by NASA (and nearly impacted the Earth) yesterday, we were reassured by...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 11:28AM

Ancient Aztec Map of Universe Found on Mexican Volcano

While our modern ability to shoot rockets into space and beam photos of distant planets back to Earth might make us feel like we have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 11:17AM

A Crucial Sign of Life Has Been Detected Fluctuating on Mars

As we learn more about Mars, many find themselves disappointed that we haven't spotted any bug-eyed green aliens living on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:47AM

How to See the First Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in 150 Years

It has been a busy couple of weeks for people who like to stare at the sky and take photos of the Moon, but leave those telescopes...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:15AM

NASA Photo Shows the Vast Distance Between the Earth and Moon

The moon is approximately 238,855 miles away from the Earth, on average (these things can fluctuate slightly). This seems like a big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 8:00PM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Looks Giant on its Launch Pad

The Falcon Heavy, SpaceX's newest and largest rocket, is ready for its maiden voyage. Well, almost.There is the minor hassle of making...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 6:28PM

3 UFO Sightings From Professional Pilots That Defy Explanation

The vast majority of UFO reports can be very easily explained away. Even many reports that conspiracy theorists insist have no logical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 11:11AM

Finding Aliens Is Only a Matter of Time: 'Billions' of Exoplanets Exist, Scientist Announces

Alien life simply must exist out there somewhere in the universe. It's a simple numbers game, and according to top astronomers, the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:36AM

SpaceX Will Launch the Mystery Satellite 'Zuma' for the US Government

Elon Musk has got to be pretty pleased with himself right now - in just a few days, despite a delay, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 7:34PM

Large Galaxies Can Be Suffocated by Their Black Holes

Deep at the heart of many galaxies, a black hole serves as an anchor for all the stars and other materials to swirl around. The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 6:30PM

NASA and DARPA Building Robots to Sabotage Enemies in Space

Apart from an EMP airburst that fries iPhones and internet servers across the country, the worst thing that can happen to our...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 11:26AM

Giant Green 'Fireball' Meteor Stuns UK on New Year's Eve

Fireworks weren't the only things streaking across the sky on the last night of 2017. In the UK, hundreds reported seeing a blindingly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:35AM

'Hazardous' Asteroid Will Barely Miss Earth in a Few Hours—Why Did It Take NASA So Long to Find It?

It seems like the Earth's new global asteroid defense system is doing its job: we've spotted an approaching asteroid the size of a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:22AM

China Plans to Grow Plants and Insects on the Dark Side of the Moon

Did you know that profits from Pink Floyd's famous album, Dark Side of the Moon, helped fund Monty Python and the Holy Grail? How...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:15AM