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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

New Hubble Telescope Photo Shows a Distorted Galaxy From the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster

As the Hubble Space Telescope frequently surveys the observable universe, it likes to remind us how frequently galaxies seem to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:38PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Its Final Approach to the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft first made a pass around the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, and its findings were fascinating enough that NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:22PM

This Giant Neutron Star Merger Just Made Black Hole History

Remember when everyone was afraid that colliding tiny particles together with the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

New NASA and ESA Probe Missions Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Does any natural force endure more in the human psyche than the Sun? For purposes both practical and spiritual, pragmatic and social,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 11:24AM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

China Plans to Open Up Their Future Space Station to Scientists Around the World

China's been working on a sizable new space station for several years, and assuming they don't run into more space station troubles...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 7:06PM

New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

Satellites Are Capturing Footage of Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano as Seen From Space

For the past several weeks, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's big island has been destroying homes and forcing nearby residents to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 3:46PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

Astronaut Alan Bean, Who Once Walked On The Moon, Passes Away at 86

Alan Bean, an Apollo astronaut and artist who counted himself among the very few humans to ever walk on the Moon, has passed away this...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 3:22PM

See a NASA Camera Get Roasted By Fire During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

This past Tuesday, an otherwise routine launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sparked a viral sensation by also sparking a grass fire...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 2:15PM

NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

Astronomers around the world have been amping their search for planets in distant solar systems (especially NASA, who has the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's Idea For an 'EmDrive' Thruster Which Runs Without Any Fuel is Looking Impossible

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: an engine which could power a spacecraft without any fuel, relying simply on the vacuum...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 6:37PM

New Microbe Research Suggests the Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Despite being a haven for life, Earth has some pretty inhospitable environments--the deep ocean has enough darkness, low temperatures,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:48AM

Newly Discovered Antarctic Ice Core Could Hide a Million Years of History Inside It

Ice cores, long vertical samples taken from glaciers and ice sheets, can tell us a lot about the past — details in each individual...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 6:10PM

New Discovery in Pluto's Heart Suggests It Was Created From One Billion Comets

It's strange to think that our first close-up images of Pluto only came in 2015, a whopping 85 years after it was discovered. In fact,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:43AM