Space

How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend

It's been a great week for stargazing — and it's about to get even better as the Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 10:24AM

7 NASA Projects That Prove The Future of Space Isn’t Privatized

With all the talk about SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and every other company that's planning to launch themselves into space, it's easy to...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 8:37PM

Uranus Will Be Visible With the Naked Eye Tonight

There's nothing funny about going outside tonight to look at Uranus.Amateur stargazing is always hit-and-miss. Cloud cover, light...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 10:25AM

NASA Nanotubes Promise Hypersonic Planes That Can Fly Across US in Under 1 Hour

Picture this: You've scheduled two business meetings in New York and LA, and they're just one hour apart.Time to cancel one of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 10:35AM

Cassini Just Solved the Mystery of What Saturn's Rings Are Made Of

Space probe Cassini continues to teach us new secrets even from beyond the grave. The spacecraft may have met its fiery end in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:45AM

NASA's New Ion Thruster Could Make Space Travel 8 Times Faster

While science fiction has always promised us a world where we can travel fast enough to zip off among the stars, warp speed is still...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:19AM

Astronomers Witness Two Neutron Stars Merging and Creating Gold, Platinum

It's crazy to think just how significant the recent discovery of gravitational waves has been to our understanding of the universe....

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 7:06PM

All of Elon Musk's Bold Predictions For the Future In One Infographic

If someone ran up to you on the street and told you computers with artificial intelligence are going to kill us all by 2040, you'd...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 11:23AM

This Photo May Finally Reveal How Planets Are Formed

As much as we may have learned over the past few thousand years of studying the stars, there's still a lot we don't know.One big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:50AM

Here's How Elon Musk Will Build the "Transcontinental Railway" to Mars

We know Elon Musk really wants to put people on Mars — it turns out he wants them to be comfortable too. In addition to existing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:10AM

NASA Suspects a Ninth Planet Could Be in Our Solar System's Outer Edges

Starting last year, it's been suggested by some astronomers that a large, undiscovered planet could be orbiting at the far end...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 2:04PM

Saturn's Moon Titan Has Crazier Methane Rainstorms Than Previously Thought

Titan is seen by many members of the stargazing community as a kind of Promised Land; a distant location that may be the first place...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 7:40PM

A House-Sized Asteroid Narrowly Passed By the Earth

Good news, everyone: human civilization wasn't destroyed by a giant asteroid yesterday.You may think that this is obviously a given,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:09PM

Rings Discovered on a Strange Dwarf Planet in Our Solar System

If it were possible for a planet to be inherently cute, then Haumea would fit the bill.Discovered in 2004, this tiny dwarf planet is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 8:48PM

9 Awe-Inspiring Pics From Astronaut Randy Bresnik's Instagram

The sense of awe experienced by astronauts viewing Earth from the black recesses of space is only now being investigated as a...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 9:16AM

Scientists Find Ancient Seafloor on Mars Which Could Have Sustained Life

When popular culture examines what life might be like on Mars, one consistent theme comes up: big-headed, bug-eyed grey aliens...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 8:54PM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Plans to Send Tourists into Space by Early 2019

Elon Musk and SpaceX had better watch out - another company is hot on their heels, and looking to make a big impact on the space...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 7:45PM

SpaceX Plans To Make Global Commutes Take Less Than An Hour

Elon Musk's SpaceX has just reimagined global commuting with a proposed use of their Interplanetary Transport System's planned Big...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10:13AM

NASA is Using a Real Asteroid to Test Earth's Asteroid Defense System

If there's one lesson that humanity has learned from the dinosaurs (except that feathers aren't as cool as scales), it's that we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10:01AM

Martian Volcanoes Grow 1000 Times Slower Than Their Earth Counterparts

One of the more comforting facts about volcanoes on Earth is that they don't exactly spring up overnight.The process of volcanic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 8:04PM