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Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Trace Materials From the Birth of the Solar System Found in Interplanetary Dust

Scientists have searched high and low on this planet for materials left over from the creation of our solar system to no avail. Things...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 10:53AM

This New Giant Star Discovery May Revise the Entire History of Our Universe

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson is fond of saying, "We are all stardust." Zooming out a bit, however, reveals that almost everything is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 12:14PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Galaxy Filled With Bright Blue Threads of Cosmic Gas

The center of a galaxy tends to be the most interesting part, not least because that's often where a supermassive black hole is...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:27PM

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Will Stay at Jupiter For Three More Years Following New Discoveries

The Juno probe has been orbiting around Jupiter since 2016, and has allowed us to see the gas giant from a whole lot of new angles...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 12:50PM

Watch a Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launch 3 New Astronauts to the International Space Station

Regardless of your vantage point during a rocket launch, it's impossible to see the whole thing. If you're on the ground then you...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 6:21PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds 'Ancient Organic Materials' Hidden Inside of Mars Rocks

Earlier this week, NASA said they had an announcement regarding Mars which they planned to share on Thursday.And now we know what...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 5:16PM

These Mysterious Objects Are Gathering Around The Supermassive Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy

These objects should get pulled apart when they get close to the black hole. Instead, they keep themselves together and keep orbiting,

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 12:45PM

Jupiter's Unusual Lightning Storms Look Very Much Like Earth's Lightning Storms

Despite its enormous size and gaseous composition being completely alien to Earth, at least Jupiter's lightning strikes look familiar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 6:25PM

How Do We Get Humans to Europa? NASA Says We Should Extend the Juno Probe Mapping Mission

Sometimes it's the steps that look insignificant at first that turn out to be the most instrumental. Such is the case with NASA's new...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Could Interstellar Blimps Put Humans on Venus? NASA Says It's Possible

While there are still various plans underway to get human-made tech and eventually humans to set up shop on Mars, some aerospace...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 10:55AM

New NASA Administrator Wants to Hand Over the International Space Station to Private Companies

The future of the International Space Station is very unsteady, but we know what the recently appointed head of NASA is hoping for. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 7:01PM

NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From Hibernation to Start Its Next Mission Beyond Pluto

About 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away, close to the outer edges of our solar system, a quiet space probe has just...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 6:11PM

NASA Says We Had a Scary Brush With an Asteroid This Weekend

In sci-fi movies, when a space object is hurtling towards Earth it's a really big deal. There are countdown clocks, scientists running...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 11:32AM

The International Space Station Keeps a Guitar Onboard for Psychological Reasons

Anybody who got to watch astronaut Chris Hadfield rock out to David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station (ISS)...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 6:03PM

NASA Announces a New Mission to Study the Edges of our Solar System in 2024

For non-astronomers, it's easy to imagine that the edge of the solar system is simply the point where nothing is orbiting around the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 3:05PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM