Space

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

'The Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' Is Being Used to Test How Much Gravity Humans Can Withstand

In Westeros, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is famous for being stupidly strong, but we didn't expect the real-life...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 11:40AM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

Flatter Earth: The Large Hadron Collider Could Shrink Our Planet To The Size Of A Football Field According To Martin Rees

One of the most-hyped fears about the Large Hadron Collider before it was first turned on was the theory that it might inadvertently...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:07AM

Today NASA Celebrates 60 Years Of Exploring The Final Frontier – These Are Their Top Three Most Iconic Moments

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its history-making operations in the United States....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 10:27AM

Why Not Both? NASA Reveals Detailed Mission Plan To Return To The Moon And Land Humans On Mars

For the past few years we've been excited by big announcements coming out of NASA, like the Deep Space Gateway and the deep-space...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 1:06PM

Scientists Just Discovered a Neutron Star That Breaks All the Rules

Between the TESS spacecraft's newly discovered pair of exoplanets and Gaia's ability to chart the position and movement of literally...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 12:39PM

Jeff Bezos' Startup Blue Origin Just Beat This Major Company For A Contract – Is SpaceX Next?

On Thursday, the United Launch Alliance announced a partnership with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin following an...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 12:18PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

Japan's Hopping Rovers Are Already Shooting Movies on the Ryugu Asteroid

Just days after transmitting the first ever images taken on the surface of Ryugu, Japan's MINERVA-II1 rovers from the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:56PM

Astronomers Identify Four Star Systems That May Have Been Oumuamua's Original Home

We've made a lot of discoveries about Oumuamua since it streaked into our solar system last November, but the mystery of its origins...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 12:12PM

Japanese Company ispace Signs with SpaceX for Two Moon Missions

Well, it's been a banner two weeks for SpaceX: they've given new updates on their BFR rocket, announced the first space tourist to go...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:36AM

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

Scientists Spot Dust Storms on Titan, Saturn's Most Habitable Moon

Despite being a small moon orbiting ten times farther from the Sun than Earth, Titan is strikingly similar to Earth: it has a stable,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:37AM

Japan's Hayabusa2 Rovers Delivers First Images From Historic Asteroid Landing

One giant landing for Japan, one batch of blurry lens flared images for mankind? In case you missed it, Japan hit a pretty big...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:48PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

The JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 probe arrived at the asteroid Ryugu this past June, but it's been waiting for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:59PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM