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Cassini Just Solved the Mystery of What Saturn's Rings Are Made Of

Space probe Cassini continues to teach us new secrets even from beyond the grave. The spacecraft may have met its fiery end in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:45AM

NASA's New Ion Thruster Could Make Space Travel 8 Times Faster

While science fiction has always promised us a world where we can travel fast enough to zip off among the stars, warp speed is still...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:19AM

NASA Suspects a Ninth Planet Could be in Our Solar System's Outer Edges

Starting last year, it's been suggested by some astronomers that a large, undiscovered planet could be orbiting at the far end...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 2:04PM

Saturn's Moon Titan has Crazier Methane Rainstorms Than Previously Thought

Titan is seen by many members of the stargazing community as a kind of Promised Land; a distant location that may be the first place...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 7:40PM

9 Awe-Inspiring Pics From Astronaut Randy Bresnik's Instagram

The sense of awe experienced by astronauts viewing Earth from the black recesses of space is only now being investigated as a...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 9:16AM

Scientists Find Ancient Seafloor on Mars Which Could Have Sustained Life

When popular culture examines what life might be like on Mars, one consistent theme comes up: big-headed, bug-eyed grey aliens...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 8:54PM

NASA is Using a Real Asteroid to Test Earth's Asteroid Defense System

If there's one lesson that humanity has learned from the dinosaurs (except that feathers aren't as cool as scales), it's that we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10:01AM

How The Fastest Ships In The Universe Stack Up

While Elon Musk works on getting us to condos on Mars with SpaceX or, at the very least, trying to close the temporal gap of coastal...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 2:33PM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

Russia and America Are Planning a Joint Space Station in the Moon's Orbit

If there's one area of global politics that shows promise for one day uniting everyone into a single, Star Trek-style Federation,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:15PM

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Nat Geo's Documentary Special on Cassini, Airing Tonight 9/8C!

As of this morning, the Cassini spacecraft is no more. Its 20-year-long mission to explore Saturn and its moons, including Titan and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 7:00PM

Cassini Ended its 20-Year Mission Today by Crashing Into Saturn

R.I.P. Cassini, the hard-working space probe that's given us a far better understanding of Saturn and its moons.Following thirteen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 10:40AM

The Strongest Solar Flare in Over 10 Years Has Been Unleashed

On the morning of September 6th, the Sun unleashed two brief eruptions of radiation. The first burst was classified as an X-class...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:22PM

Cassini Enters its Final Week Before its Fatal Plunge into Saturn

Cassini's final week is about to begin, with the the famous NASA probe ending its 20 year mission on Friday, September 15, by plunging...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 September 2017 - 4:58PM

Another Black Hole is Discovered at the Center of the Milky Way

It's long been established that, deep at the heart of our constantly swirling galaxy, there exists a fantastically powerful...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 7:20PM

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the scene where NASA staff were able to cobble together a square CO2...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 4:18PM

William Shatner Beamed a Message to NASA's Voyager 1 for its 40th Anniversary

Like him or tolerate him, William Shatner is one of the biggest voices in science fiction culture. Playing Captain Kirk on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 7:25PM

The Sun's Magnetic Field Destroyed a Solar Eruption on its Surface

From this far away, it's eay to look up at the sun and think of it as merely a big ball of static light, kind of like a lamp or a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 6:23PM

NASA's Venus Rover Concept Resembles a Clockwork Computer Tank

The problem with exploring the planet Venus is that the planet's environment is pretty horrific. Once upon a time, the planet was...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 7:38PM