Space

The April 'Pink Moon' and Several Planets Will Be Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

The night sky always seems to be especially busy during the month of April. But if you missed the annual Lyrid meteor shower, there's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 4:51PM

ExoMars Orbiter Reveals Its First Image of an Icy Martian Crater

When the ESA launched their ExoMars mission in 2016, what most people remember was the Mars lander which malfunctioned and crashed...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 2:49PM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Fractures Its Heat Shield During an Early Test

NASA won't be launching their latest and greatest Mars rover until 2020, but just like anything we launch into space, it's going to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 12:22PM

NASA's NEOWISE Reveals the Enormous Amount of Asteroids Inside Our Solar System

In 2009, NASA launched their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope (or WISE for short, because of course) with the simple...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 5:16PM

Stellar Dust in Distant Solar Systems Could Disrupt the Search For Earth-Like Planets

You wouldn't think that studying dust is important, but if we hope to find more Earth-like exoplanets out there, looking at space dust...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 2:57PM

Hubble Telescope Catches a 'Stellar Thief' Star Stealing From a Nearby Supernova

Never assume that a star is too big to steal. If you carelessly leave some spare hydrogen lying around, it'll snatch that right up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:54AM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is About To Test its 'New Shepard' Spacecraft in a Rocket Launch

Jeff Bezos, a multi-billionaire with an uncanny resemblance to comics supervillain Lex Luthor, would naturally be interested in...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 7:04PM

NASA Scraps Lunar Rover That Would Determine How Well Humans Can Survive on the Moon

Currently, NASA only has a handful of active technology on/orbiting the Moon, preferring to set their sights on Mars and other spots...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:52PM

Harvard Scientists Say an ESA Satellite Could Finally Reveal the Secrets of Alien Life

You probably heard about the Gaia satellite's new, super-precise star map of the Milky Way earlier this week, but it looks like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:26AM

New Yale Study Says Wandering Black Holes Lurk in the Heart of the Milky Way

Despite our fascination with far-off galaxies and distant exoplanets, it turns out the humble Milky Way is still surprising...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:49AM

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

This Ancient Galaxy Cluster Formed Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

The early universe is still in many ways a mystery, but we do have some idea of what it looks like thanks to light from distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 7:54PM

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

The Secret to How Water Made It to Earth Finally Revealed in New Asteroid Experiment

The Holy Grail of astrobiology is still discovering liquid water on an alien planet, but scientists still aren't sure where Earth got...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:19AM

Pitch Black Planet 'WASP-104b' Absorbs Enough Light to Appear Invisible in Space

Thanks to the recent flurry of exoplanet discoveries over the past few years, we've managed to find both similar planets to the ones...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 6:32PM

The ESA's New Uber-Precise Star Map Revolutionizes Our View of the Milky Way

Astronomers have been upping their game recently: the Hubble Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary by taking photos of the Lagoon...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 11:32AM

Hungry Amateur Astronomer Sends Garlic Bread To the Edge of Space, Then Eats It

Have you ever wondered what garlic bread tastes like after being launched into the Earth's stratosphere? No?Either way, a YouTube...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 8:43PM

New ESA Project Simulates Satellite Crashes to Prevent Real Space Debris Collisions

While we've never had a scenario like Gravity just yet, the risk of space debris collisions in Earth's orbit is steadily growing as we...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:38PM

Video: Watch What's It's Like to Fly Past a Comet in Space—Up Close and Personal

Four years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission sent the Rosetta spacecraft on a flyby mission to Comet 67p.   It took some breathtaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Hubble Telescope Shows an In-Depth Look at Two Distant Galaxies About to Collide

About 80 million lightyears from Earth, two galaxies are slowly but chaotically crashing into each other.The full collision of spiral...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 8:30PM