Space

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

NASA Will Attempt to Create Oxygen From the Atmosphere on Mars

There are tons of reasons why we can't live on Mars just yet, even ignoring the unfinished challenge of actually moving some people...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 4:40PM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM

A Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Is Launching a YouTube Time Capsule Into Space

Self-made teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finkman wants to launch YouTube into space. No, not the cat videos--Project Da Vinci, set...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 11:03AM

A Tech Startup is Planning to Build a Cell Tower On the Moon

If lunar colonies are going to become a realistic plan for the future, one thing's for certain. We're going to need good cellphone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:32PM

Scientists Are Building Tiny, Eco-Friendly, Water-Powered Cube Satellites

Two major problems plague scientists who rely on satellites--first is the prohibitive cost, and second is the growing mass of junk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:55AM

Tech Company Builds a 3D Printer That Works in the Vacuum of Space

3D printing is going to be a big part of space travel. Imagine if, instead of needing to take endless just-in-case resources and spare...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 9:20PM

NASA Is Sending Up Giant Bacteria Balloons During the Eclipse to See if We're Infecting Other Worlds

If you're not already pumped for next week's total solar eclipse, it's time to get even more excited: one fun side effect of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 11:18AM

DeLorean is Building a Flying Car Straight Out of 'Back to the Future'

A true Back to the Future DeLorean won't be possible until we make some major breakthroughs in time travel, but when that day comes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 6:38PM

Are You Ready for the August 21st Eclipse?

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming eclipse, you may have been living under a moon rock. On August 21st, a historic total solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 11 August 2017 - 12:16PM

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Create "New Wave" of Space Planes

DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has had a long-standing reputation as a leader in bizarre, cutting-edge,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 1:16PM

Watch: NASA Reveals 70 Years of Secret X-Plane Footage

Grab your tinfoil hats, folks, because we’re discussing NASA secrets. No, not greys and reptilians, we’re talking about secret...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 11:51AM

Luxembourg Is Planning to Be the First Country to Adopt Asteroid Mining

Cosmic objects like asteroids aren’t just big rocks threatening the future of civilization in blockbuster sci-fi flicks (and,...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:09PM

EVE Online Will Allow Players to Search for Real-Life Exoplanets

Have you ever wondered whether or not you have what it takes to become an astrophysicist? Have you ever dreamed of discovering...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 24 July 2017 - 9:07AM

A Team of Chinese Students Will Be Isolated for Six Months to Test if Lunar Colonists Will Go Crazy

Scientists have known for a while that the isolation astronauts face in space can mess with their minds. As we start to look toward...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 2:22PM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch the Storms of Jupiter Shot in Time-Lapse

You may know about Voyager 1's primary claim to fame as the farthest spacecraft from Earth (and the carrier of one of the fabulous...

Super User
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 5:00PM

Watching the Surface of the Sun Is Terrifying (and Awesome)

If you're not familiar with NASA's IRIS satellite, take one look at its job description:The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:33PM

Congressmen Introduce a Bill to Create a Real-Life Space Corps

By January 1st, 2019, the United States will have a new military branch: The Space Corps. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 26 June 2017 - 8:48AM

Watch NASA's New Mars Lander Make a Perfect Landing

When you read the transcript of the first Moon landing, two things come to mind: first, that the whole thing was a lot more...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 3:45PM