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Most Distant Object Previously Known as 'Ultima Thule' is Now 'Arrakoth'

2014 MU69, the most distant object ever observed by the New Horizons space probe and nicknamed Ultima Thule, has finally gotten an...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 2:54PM

Why Are Methane and Oxygen Levels on Mars Fluctuating So Wildly in the Summer?

Methane and oxygen levels on Mars are fluctuating wildly, according to reports from BGR.In a statement, NASA revealed that the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 2:36PM

NASA Reports 2,034-Foot 'Potentially Hazardous Asteroid' Will Fly By Earth Before Thanksgiving

I never tire of thinking about how humanity will eventually go the way of the dinosaur. I find a strange kind of comfort in...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:52AM

NASA Reveals Their Experimental New All-Electric X-Plane Prototype

NASA pulled back the curtain on its latest X-plane, an experimental class of aircraft used for testing new technologies and...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 10:07AM

Watch Mercury Transit Across the Sun This Veteran’s Day

If you’re reading this before 12:30 p.m. EST there’s still time to catch an astronomical event that won’t happen again for...

Scarlett James
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 9:23AM

NASA Confirms that Voyager 2 Is Communicating from the Uncharted Abyss Beyond our Solar System

Another manmade spacecraft has “slipped the surly bonds” of the solar system and entered the uncharted abyss of interstellar...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 - 9:51AM

Drunk Science is the Best Science: Startup Sends Case of Wine to Space to Age for a Year

When the 17th century Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon first called to his brothers "come quickly, I am tasting stars" after his first...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 - 10:20AM

NASA Sets Sights On Pluto And Beyond With New Decadal Mission Studies

NASA is considering a return to the farthest reaches of our solar system with new grants for funding a research expedition to Pluto,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 04 November 2019 - 1:19PM

See an Unearthly Screaming Jack-O-Lantern Nebula the NASA Spitzer Telescope Just Spotted For Halloween

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope caught a glimpse of a “jack-o-lantern nebula” frozen in an eerie scream just in time for...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 1:05PM

Lunar Road Trip! NASA Could Put Astronauts on Moon for Two Weeks, Driving a Rover and Mining Water Ice

While NASA's hotly-anticipated return to the Moon as directed by President Trump earlier this year may not receive funding from...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 11:51AM

This Multi-Galactic Merger will Create the Largest Structure in the Universe

Four massive galaxy clusters are merging into what will become the largest object in the universe, according to reports from Cosmos...

Scarlett James
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 1:07PM

Hubble Captures Cosmic Face

ESA/Hubble Photo ReleaseCredit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and M. Durbin (University of Washington) In celebration of...

ESA/Hubble Photo Release
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 10:31AM

Attack Ships on Fire off the Shoulder of Orion? No, Just the Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight

So maybe you missed the Draconid and Taurid meteor showers earlier this month. Maybe you read our coverage too late. Maybe it was too...

Gart Williams
Monday, 21 October 2019 - 8:45AM

What You Need to Know About NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Making History’s First All-Female Space Walk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history today in the first all-female spacewalk, USA Today reports. They left...

Scarlett James
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 12:37PM

Former NASA Scientist Says Life Was Discovered on Mars During the 1976 Viking Mission

Gilbert V. Levin, a former NASA scientist who worked on the Labeled Release (LR) Life Detection experiment on the Viking mission to...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 4:55PM

Hubble Observes New Interstellar Visitor

Photo release via ESA/HubbleOn 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided astronomers with their best look yet at...

ESA/Hubble
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 10:03AM

Hyperspace Drive? NASA Engineer Claims 'Helical Engine' Could Propel Spacecraft at 99% of the Speed of Light

Rockets as we know them leverage Newton's third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As propellent combusts...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 10:15AM

'Dark and Luminous:' The Milky Way Galaxy Is Kidnapping Smaller Galaxies as We Merge With the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Milky Way has been “stealing” satellite galaxies as we merge with the Large Magellanic Cloud, amassing a collection of over...

Scarlett James
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 3:08PM

'Building Blocks of Life' Found in Icy Geysers on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Oxygen and nitrogen-bearing compounds – components of amino acids, the so-called 'building blocks of life' – were found on...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 4:30PM

Breaking Discovery: A Massive Seyfert Energy Flare Shredded Our Galaxy Just 3.5 Million Years Ago

A research team of astronomers reports evidence of a Seyfert energy flare decimating the Milky Way galaxy some 3.5 million years ago,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 07 October 2019 - 2:21PM