Space

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

New NASA and ESA Probe Missions Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Does any natural force endure more in the human psyche than the Sun? For purposes both practical and spiritual, pragmatic and social,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 11:24AM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

If NASA can spot a tiny exoplanet millions of miles away just by catching the momentary dip in brightness as it passes in front of a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 12:34PM

In Largest Planet Discovery Ever, Scientists Say They Found 838 New Worlds Beyond Neptune

The number of objects orbiting the sun just increased by 50 percent, thanks to a group of scientists who just discovered 838 minor...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 11:14AM

China Plans to Open Up Their Future Space Station to Scientists Around the World

China's been working on a sizable new space station for several years, and assuming they don't run into more space station troubles...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 7:06PM

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

Astronaut Alan Bean, Who Once Walked On The Moon, Passes Away at 86

Alan Bean, an Apollo astronaut and artist who counted himself among the very few humans to ever walk on the Moon, has passed away this...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 3:22PM

NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

Astronomers around the world have been amping their search for planets in distant solar systems (especially NASA, who has the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's Idea For an 'EmDrive' Thruster Which Runs Without Any Fuel is Looking Impossible

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: an engine which could power a spacecraft without any fuel, relying simply on the vacuum...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 6:37PM

Newly Discovered Antarctic Ice Core Could Hide a Million Years of History Inside It

Ice cores, long vertical samples taken from glaciers and ice sheets, can tell us a lot about the past — details in each individual...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 6:10PM

'Black Beauty' Meteorite Study Reveals the Secrets of Mars' Strange Topography

Back in 2011, a Martian meteorite was found in the Sahara Desert. The official name of the 320-gram rock is Northwest Africa (NWA)...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover is Fully Functional Once Again as it Successfully Drills Into Martian Soil

NASA may be preparing a more advanced version of their Curiosity rover to launch in 2020, but ideally, they still want to keep the...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:46PM

Neuroscientists Say This Drug May Be the Secret to Curing the Effect Space Has on Memory

NASA has been dealing with fears over 'space madness' for decades, but in all those years, there have been a grand total of zero...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 12:16PM

Scientists Say They Can Finally Explain Saturn's Weirdly Shaped Inner Moons

If you thought moons always look ours--white, cratered, and sphere-shaped--Saturn's inner moons prove otherwise: of its roughly 150...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Two Distant and Very Bright 'High Redshift' Quasars

Quasars are among the brightest and farthest objects we've found throughout the known universe, but we haven't found very many. So...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 7:45PM

SpaceX Shares New Details On Its 'Crew Dragon' Spacecraft Designed for Human Spaceflight

With everything SpaceX has done recently (several dozen successful rocket launches and a Tesla floating through space to show for it)...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 6:50PM