Space

Astronaut Receives an Honorary Degree From Purdue University While Still in Space

Honorary degrees are highly esteemed and typically something worth showing up in person for, unless there are extenuating...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 4:20PM

A 'Mars Helicopter' Will Fly on the Red Planet When NASA Sends Its Next Rover

We have rovers on Mars' surface, and orbiters like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  floating around the planet, but we don't have...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:39PM

SpaceX Aborts the Falcon 9 Block 5 a Few Short Seconds Before Liftoff – But Can They Safely Pull it Off Today?

An automatic abort yesterday shut down the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Is their cutting-edge technology safe enough for manned...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:28AM

How Astronomers Used Music Theory to Create the First-Ever 3D Model of a 'Singing' Star Cloud

A team of astronomers used music to unlock the mysteries of star formation in interstellar clouds.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:27AM

Astronomers Just Discovered a Cluster of Black Holes Near the Center of the Milky Way

At the center of our galaxy is a supermassive black hole (just like in many other galaxies) named Sagittarius A*. And it may have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 8:46PM

An Ancient, Lonely Asteroid Mysteriously Ended Up in the Outer Solar System

While there's plenty of asteroids on the edge of our solar system — there is an entire Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, after all —...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 7:00PM

Hiding In Plain Sight: Dutch Astronomers Accidentally Discover an Infant Exoplanet – But They Were Looking for Something Else

Astronomers accidentally discovered a brand new "baby" exoplanet that has been hiding in plain sight for years.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:00PM

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' Initiative Launches All-Out Endeavor to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen initiative is launching a massive brand-new project to find advanced alien life in the Milky Way...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:53AM

Scientists Determine Moon Dust Could Destroy Lung And Brain Cells, Damage DNA In Future Astronauts

On Earth, dust is treated as little more than a fact of life: an accumulation of detritus to be swept up, vacuumed, and wiped from...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:33AM

Columbia Scientists Say TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Has An Earth-Like Iron Core: A Key Ingredient For Evolving Life

Researchers at Columbia University's Cool Worlds laboratory – part of their Department of Astronomy – have discovered that...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 10:04AM

Astronomers Track Down a Bizarre Exoplanet Named 'WASP-96b' Which Has Zero Clouds

With all the exoplanets we've been discovering lately, it's tough to actually find a clear sky in all these alien atmospheres.Until...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

It's hard to imagine that we'll worry about the sun toward the end of its life. Since it has at least 5 billion years left, there's a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 6:40PM

The Secret Behind NASA's Adorable Nicknames for the World's First Interplanetary CubeSats

The world's first interplanetary CubeSats have an adorable story behind their unlikely nicknames.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 12:30PM

Keep Your Eyes On The Skies: New Video Captures UFO Speeding Through Lightning Bolt

A recent video posted by UFO-hunting YouTuber Secureteam10 shows a compelling photograph of a triangular UFO at the exact moment...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:35AM

SpaceX Plan to Send Astronauts Into Space Could Face Resistance From NASA

Later this summer, SpaceX will launch a test Dragon capsule that's designed to carry humans. If it works out, then SpaceX will start...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 1:01PM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Faces More Trouble as Screws Come Loose

The James Webb Space Telescope is an ambitious project, set to be much more powerful than Hubble once it's actually in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 10:43AM

How To Watch the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower When It Peaks This Weekend

While Halley's Comet only appears every 75 years or so, we can see pieces of its debris every spring in a unique form of meteor...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 2:51PM

Broken Down 'Robonaut' Departs the International Space Station to Begin His Repairs

The International Space Station (ISS) has six humans living onboard, but up until today, it had seven astronauts. If you counted...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 11:31AM

NASA Launches Their New 'InSight' Mission To Look Beneath the Surface of Mars

NASA conducted an unusual rocket launch early Saturday morning, sending a new mission off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 10:19AM

The US Military Braces for War in Space as They Weaponize Artificial Intelligence in the Battle for Satellites

The US military is preparing for war in space with advanced satellite technology.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 1:03PM