Space

Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

When discussing space travel, there's a reason we typically focus on Mars and less so on Venus — the second planet in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:08PM

Scientists Say We've Finally Found the Secret Behind the Strangest Rock Formation on Mars

Back in the 1960s, scientists using NASA's Mariner spacecraft noticed something on Mars that they couldn't explain: a large and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 12:05PM

An Animator Makes a Virtual Tour of Mars Based on Real NASA Data

Until we have an actual drone flying around Mars, our best shots of Martian landscapes come from still photos taken by rovers or...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Black Holes May Be Even Crazier Than We Thought—They Could Shoot Dark Matter Laser Beams

If you're wondering how much we know about black holes, the answer is... less than you think.   With new discoveries being made...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 11:41AM

Mars Will Look Brighter in the Night Sky Than It Has in 15 Years Next Month

Earth's closest neighbor is going to be even closer soon, and this should give stargazers a reason to be excited.During July 2018,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 4:12PM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Believes That No Planned NASA or SpaceX Rockets Can Send Humans to Mars

Getting a rover or orbital probe to Mars takes an extraordinary amount of power and top-of-the-line technology from modern space...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:58AM

Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Stephen Hawking Is Getting a Cosmic Farewell: His Voice Will Be Shot Into a Black Hole

Stephen Hawking passed away just over two months ago, but the legendary theoretical physicist will live on forever through his...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Check Out a Livestream of Two Astronauts On a Spacewalk Outside The International Space Station

As live-streaming becomes more commonplace, it's a wonder that NASA's Twitch account isn't more widely known. After all, nobody else...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 7:06PM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

Roscosmos Is Building a New Giant Laser Cannon That Can Blow Up Satellites in Space

Recycling and reusing materials to make something new is a good thing, but there are exceptions to every rule. If reports streaming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:56AM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Tiny Sparkling Clouds of 'Nanodiamonds' May Finally Explain Strange Space Radiation

When astronomers talk about observing the "cosmic background radiation," you might think it's the sort of signal that can only be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:45PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

Trace Materials From the Birth of the Solar System Found in Interplanetary Dust

Scientists have searched high and low on this planet for materials left over from the creation of our solar system to no avail. Things...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 10:53AM