Space

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Spotted Something Shiny on Mars

We've all seen images taken of the surface of Mars over the past handful of years. Each photo shows a lot of dust and a lot of sepia...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:15PM

Apocalypse Pow: Video Simulations Show What Would Happen if Asteroids Crashed Into Earth's Oceans

For the sake of all living things on this planet, it would be best if asteroids never entered Earth's atmosphere at all. Since there...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 2:04PM

Watch CIMON, the ISS' Robotic 'Flying Brain,' Have an Emotional Breakdown

When you think of a friendly, sphere-shaped companion robot for space travel, we wouldn't blame you for imagining something like BB-8...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:49PM

Watch: NASA Live Streams OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Reaching the Asteroid Bennu

At approximately 12:00 pm EST NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft will initiate its final descent on Bennu, coming within twelve miles of...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 11:06AM

Virgin Galactic Says They'll Fly Their First Astronauts Into Space Before Christmas

With all the recent excitement about colonizing the Moon and visiting Mars, Virgin Galactic's decade-plus experiment with sub-orbital...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 12:45PM

NASA Says You Will Never See Elon Musk Smoking Marijuana Again

It looks like Elon Musk has to put down the joint if he ever wants to send a human into space... At least while the cameras are...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 12:21PM

Ultimate College Experience: The UAE Is Looking for Undergraduates to Join Its Mars Research Program

Are you an Emirati undergraduate getting a degree in science or engineering? Are you fascinated with the modern space race to Mars?...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:48PM

Watch NASA Make Contact With Bennu, the Asteroid That Might Strike Earth

Having reached one major milestone this week with the landing of InSight on Mars, NASA is looking forward to another delicate and...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:35PM

WATCH: NASA Will Announce New 'Moon Partnerships' Today

Get hyped, because today's the day NASA's announcing the next batch of commercial projects that have been accepted for liftoff!...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 12:28PM

AI Inspired by HAL 9000 Managed Not to Kill Its Simulated Astronaut Crew

The Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey is so iconic that you probably know some of the major plot points even if you...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:07PM

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