Space

Astronomers Find a Comet-Like Planet in Seemingly Impossible Orbit

Astronomers have made an incredibly significant discovery in the form of a so-called "hairy planet" orbiting around a red dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 7:26PM

An Earth-Sized Protoplanet Crashed Into Uranus, Tilted the Planet and Created Its Moons

Uranus has 27 known moons, but how they all came to orbit the planet has long been one of our solar system's great mysteries--until...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 3:16PM

We Just Discovered an Ancient Supermassive Black Hole That's Older Than Light

When scientists announced that there's a gigantic black hole out on the edge of space that's older than light itself, it sounded...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 12:21PM

Here's What NASA's Deep Space Gateway Will Look Like

Apart from encouraging the dreams of aspiring Martian colonists, plans for the new Space Gateway have put an end to that well-worn...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 11:28AM

NASA Investigating Alien Life on Ceres With Closest-Ever Dawn Mission

After approving it for its second extended mission back in October, NASA has announced that the Dawn spacecraft will end its mission...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 10:41AM

The Pentagon's Secret UFO Program and the Video Evidence They Hid From Us

There's no shortage of UFO-spotters and conspiracy theorists eager to prove that any unidentified object spotted in the night's sky...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 8:07AM

SpaceX Rocket Carries Shipment of 'Star Wars' Patches to the ISS

Friday, December 15 marked the day that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, but it also marked another Star Wars milestone:...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 3:53PM

Watch Blue Origin Give a Mannequin a Ride Into Space

Blue Origin isn't the biggest name in spaceflight right now, trailing behind other private companies like SpaceX and Boeing....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 12:35PM

Hubble Photo Shows Two Far Off Galaxies Colliding

Far, far away, 350 million light-years from Earth, a pair of galaxies are currently locked in an explosive embrace as they combine...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 8:13PM

Apple Orders a Space Drama Show From the 'Battlestar Galactica' Creator

Alternate history television shows are in vogue at the moment. While The Man in the High Castle envisions a world in which the Nazis...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 6:43PM

Saturn’s Rings Are Made From Shredded Moons, And They're Surprisingly Young

The rings of Saturn are even weirder than we ever imagined. After NASA's landmark Cassini mission, you might think we've already...

Ian S.
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 12:34PM

Lockheed Martin 'Revolutionizes' Search for Alien Life With Its New AI

Ahead of yesterday's NASA press conference announcing that algorithms created by Google have already discovered a new planet that was...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:16AM

IKEA's Design for a Future Mars Colony Is as Cool as It Sounds

When it comes affordable design, one of the most ubiquitous companies in the world is IKEA. Choose a house at random in any major city...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:13AM

'Dangerous' Asteroid Will Skim Earth Tomorrow

If receiving the exact date of humanity's ultimate destruction by asteroid wasn't unnerving enough, the Earth will have a brush with...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 10:16AM

NASA Just Found Our Solar System's Twin by Using AI

Searching the stars for unique phenomena is not an easy process.The problem is that space is simply too big, too diverse, and too...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 5:43PM

This Fleet of Nanosatellites Could Revolutionize Asteroid Mining

Between Luxembourg's plans to seize the title of "Asteroid-Mining Capital of the World" and China's plans to start mining those rocky,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:50PM

Check Out the Chaotic New Photo of a Stellar Nursery

Space is a wonderfully beautiful thing; ripe not only with billions upon billions of twinkling lights, but also chaotic, destructive,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:47PM

Bright Spots on Ceres May Be Evidence of Aliens, Says NASA

Active worlds can turn up in unexpected places. For proof, look no further than the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres.    NASA’s...

Ian S.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 1:39PM

NASA Launching Farthest Space Exploration in History

When NASA's New Horizons mission reaches its target on New Year’s Day 2019, the flyby will officially be the most distant visit...

Ian S.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 12:32PM

The Closest Earth-Like Exoplanet May Not Be Habitable After All

In 1961, the famous Drake Equation strung together seven variables to give an estimate of how many detectable alien civilizations are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 11:16AM