Space

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Is About To Hitch A Ride On An Asteroid

The best way to learn something new about an object is to get up close and personal with it. Scientists know a fair bit about...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 1:10PM

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

If Chris Hadfield's recording sessions aboard the ISS didn't impress you, how about a zero-gravity tennis throwdown? Yesterday, NASA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:54AM

NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

It took a little over three months, but NASA is reporting that its $830 million InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:16AM

We Just Confirmed the Existence of Water Ice on the Moon

Scientists have speculated about the existence of water (especially ice) on Earth's Moon for years, and recent studies of meteorites...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:24AM

NASA Spotted a Super Bright 53,700 MPH Fireball Streaking Over Alabama This Weekend

In a post on Facebook this past weekend, NASA's Meteor Watch group shared information about a fireball that lit up parts of Alabama...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:39AM

Boiled Alive: How Exoplanets With Large Reserves Of Liquid Water Could Be Deadly To Humans

When people hear the phrase "water world," their first thought is often a long-repressed memory of that Kevin Costner...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:16AM

China Launches The World's First-Ever Mission To The Dark Side Of The Moon This December With The Chang'e-4 Rover

China is attempting the world's first-ever mission to the dark side of the Moon. We've known about China's newest lunar mission for a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:43PM

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Astronomers Spot Free-Floating Titanium in an Ultra-Hot Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The exoplanet KELT-9b is hot. Extremely hot. Almost star-level hot. For comparison, the hottest planet in our solar system, Venus,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 11:34AM

Supermassive Black Hole Found Lurking In A Distant Dwarf Galaxy

They say big things come in small packages, right? Astronomers didn't think that sentiment would apply to a small package like Fornax...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 10:48AM

We've Created Our Own Playlist to Wake Up NASA's Sleeping "Opportunity" Rover

Right now, there's a life-or-death drama going on in one of NASA's control rooms as scientists and technicians desperately wait for a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 12:23PM

The United States Suspects That A Strange Russian Space Object Is Actually A Secret Weapon

The Space Force doesn't officially exist yet, but they may already have their hands full dealing with Russia. Reuters reports that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:03AM

It's Your Last Chance To Turn Your Eyes To The Skies For The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Every year around this time, at least since 36CE, a light show has commanded the attention of skywatchers around the world. Named...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 1:10PM

New Horizons Probe May Have Spotted a Wall of Hydrogen at the Edge of the Solar System

Most people imagine space as a giant, empty void, but it turns out there's a lot more "stuff" floating around than we expected...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11:59AM

NASA Has Lost Its $400 Million Mars Rover In a Dust Storm

If you think losing a $20 bill to a washing machine is painful, try putting yourself in NASA's shoes. The space agency lost contact...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 10:25AM

Screaming-Fast Jet Streams 1,800 Miles Deep Are The Secret Behind Jupiter's Colorful Bands According To New NASA Juno Data

Jupiter has long held stargazers in thrall with swirling tiger stripes punctuated by a carnelian storm. Now scientists from the United...

Scarlett James
Friday, 10 August 2018 - 1:37PM

Jupiter's Moons Are Surrounded By A Deadly Force Field One Million Times Stronger Than The Planet

Two of Jupiter’s moons are generating electromagnetic waves up to one million times stronger than their host planet.Scientists are...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 09 August 2018 - 10:43AM

Scientists Just Discovered The Largest Batch of Exoplanets In A Single Sitting Thanks To A Technical Error

We're still waiting for NASA's TESS satellite to significantly grow the list of known exoplanets, but that doesn't mean that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 - 12:10PM

NASA Will Fly Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before With A Probe Launching This Week

When Icarus ignored Daedalus' warning not to fly to close to the sun, things didn't end well for the hapless flyer. This weekend, NASA...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 - 10:08AM

See The Incredible Footage Of A Comet NASA's Planet-Hunting TESS Satellite Spotted In Outer Space One Short Week After Launch

You need to see this.NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched the official start of its mission to scan the skies...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 12:29PM