Space

The Reasons Why Black Holes Are Such Powerful Energy Sources

Not that it's possible yet anyway, but there's lots of reasons why visiting a black hole is a very bad idea, and your chances of...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 5:19PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres Which Could Support Life

TRAPPIST-1 is a small red dwarf star about 40 lightyears from our sun, but the planets orbiting around it have always been more...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 4:26PM

NASA Releases a Stunning Photo of Enceladus and Saturn's Rings

It seems like NASA is having a hard time letting go of Cassini. The little space probe has been making headlines a lot recently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:22PM

The CIA's Guide to Taking UFO Photos Is Insane

We recently reported that the CIA has been investigating UFOs for years, trying to find out whether The Truth really is Out There, as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 9:55AM

A Piece of Cassini Escaped Destruction and Disappeared

You can't keep a good probe down.Despite ending its twenty year career by being thrown into the crushing gravitational force of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 6:49PM

NASA Goes Full Jedi, Channels Mace Windu With Purple Laser

We all know that Mace Windu is the coolest Jedi Master.Sure, Yoda's funny, and Obi Wan is always classy, and there was that time that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 9:29AM

NASA Uses Lasers to Test Their Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe was given its name for a couple reasons. It's not just a probe that will run on solar power; it's a probe...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 8:34PM

Meteor Or...? Fireball Lights Up New England Skies

Just because NASA keeps tabs on asteroids like Oumuamua (and that one killer rock that keeps swinging by Earth every couple decades)...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 9:59AM

Our Solar System Could Have Formed in a Super-Hot Bubble

Out of the many mysteries we still have to figure out, our own solar system is one of them. It's currently assumed that the Sun...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 2:31PM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hyperdrive Scene is Mostly Scientifically Possible

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.No matter how long ago Star Wars is supposed to take place, we're still a long ways away...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 11:17AM

Elon Musk Trolls Californians Who Were, Like, Totally, Confused By SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk took to Twitter last night to poke fun at the scores of Californians baffled by the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

K.S. Anthony
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 10:54AM

Russia's Planning a Luxury Hotel on Its International Space Station

  Not to be outdone by the space tourism plans in the works from moguls like Elon Musk and Richard Branson, Russia's space agency...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:52AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Skeptical Of Pentagon's UFO Footage, Doubts Aliens Have Visited Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson expresses his doubts over Pentagon UFO videos on CNN.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:51AM

Cronus Rising: This Blinking Star May Keep Eating its Planets

Star RZ Piscium is garnering attention for odd behavior that suggests it might be devouring its planetary babies,

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:25AM

Is This Unidentified Cosmic String In Milky Way Actually a Star Gate?

Last year, scientists discovered a mysterious, snake-like filament was probing a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. Now the...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:04AM

Alpha Centauri Might Still Be Hiding Earth-Like Planets

Alpha Centauri has long held the interest of stargazers and astronomers, for one very important reason: it's really close to us.Or, at...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 7:48PM

Harbinger Of Doom? Asteroid Looks Like Human Skull

Three years ago on Halloween, a 2,100-foot-wide asteroid came just within 300,000 miles of Earth—the closest an object of that size...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 10:41AM

Scientists Explain How Mars Lost Its Oceans... And Where The Water Might Have Gone

We've long known that Mars once flowed with water through rivers, lakes and maybe even oceans. But where did that water go?

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 9:49AM

NASA Chooses Two Finalists for a New Space Mission

Space, despite being so empty, still has a lot to see. There's a lot to explore and learn from the universe, and only a relatively...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 7:35PM

Scientists Have Created a Way to Grow Marijuana on Mars

With the increased interest and planning that's occuring around the world with regards to establishing a permanent human colony on...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 11:51AM