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Scientists Discover Evidence of Summer Rain and Changing Seasons On Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has been heralded as a possible home for extraterrestrial life and a target for future human colonies, largely due...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 11:43AM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

Citizen Scientists Helped Discover a Distant Exoplanet That May Hold Liquid Water

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a group of citizen scientists have made an intriguing discovery: an exoplanet twice...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 9:56AM

NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

How Donald Trump's U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Scientific Research

On orders from the president, the United States government has been partially shut down since December 22nd. The dispute at the center...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 10:50AM

A Dutch Astronaut Caused a Panic at NASA After Accidentally Dialing '911'

It's common knowledge that 911 call centers can usually track the location of a caller, but we're betting dispatchers would have been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 11:59AM

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Has Passed Ultima Thule, the Most Distant Target in History

While you were probably recovering from the night before on New Year's Day, NASA was making history again. The US space agency...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 10:41AM

A Closer Look at Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft For NASA

2018 was supposed to be the year of NASA test flight launches, but a series of delays has caused the space agency to make some...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 11:08AM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

Apollo 8 Astronaut Criticizes Space Shuttle, Calls NASA's Manned Mars Plans 'Almost Ridiculous'

With all this talk about the future and the dream of sending "man" to Mars, we all got so lost in the quotes from NASA and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 12:16PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Earth-Like Planets That May Have Plentiful Rubies and Sapphires

When Goldman Sachs declared that the first trillionaire would make their money in mining asteroids (like Psyche 16, a space rock...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:41PM

The Glowing Lasso Spotted Over California Bay Area Last Night Was Not an Alien Invasion

With companies like SpaceX lighting up the night skies fairly often, it's hard to know when an ominous shape is science-based or if...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 11:39AM

NASA Staged a Series of Astronaut Photoshoots Based on Famous Movie Posters, and They're Hilarious

Despite handling multi-million dollar space missions, searching for extraterrestrial life, and generally acting as the ambassadors for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 10:59AM

NASA Research Confirms That Saturn Is Losing Its Rings at an 'Extremely Fast' Pace

We wouldn't say we take Saturn's rings for granted, but the idea of them someday not being there has never really crossed our minds,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 10:57AM

Deadly Moon Dust Is the 'Number One Concern' for Astronauts Returning to Moon

As Cas Anvar of The Expanse said, space is trying to kill you 24 hours a day. Whether it's powerful gravity, deadly radiation, or a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:00PM

NASA's Parker Probe Shares a Scorching Look Inside the Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched back in August with the mission to get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has before. The probe...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:19AM

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Has Discovered Water on the Asteroid Bennu

Well that didn't take very long at all! Earlier this month, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 11:49AM

The Earth's Magnetic Field May Be Headed for a Cataclysm

We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:03PM

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

WATCH LIVE: Russian Cosmonauts Go on a Spacewalk to Inspect That Controversial Hole in the ISS

In the wake of the discovery of a tiny hole in the International Space station, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 10:56AM