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Christie's Auctions Off Stephen Hawking's Old Wheelchair--and One of His 'Simpsons' Scripts

If Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the Michael Jordan of astrophysics, Stephen Hawking was the Muhammad Ali. Thousands lined the streets for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 1:28PM

Scientists Have Spotted A 'Cannibal Vampire Star' Escaping The Milky Way Galaxy

If there are galactic archaeologists, what about stellar homicide detectives? Scientists recently spotted a star called CPD 64°2731...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:17PM

Keep Your Eye On The Sky: NASA Braces For Three Huge Asteroids To Skim The Earth This Weekend

Is it good or bad things that come in threes? We'll find out soon enough: according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 12:42PM

NASA Releases Images of a Crashed 'Flying Saucer' in the Utah Desert... But It's Not

Two days ago, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day featured the mangled wreck of some kind of capsule, half-buried in the sand. In the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 12:31PM

Highest-Def: NASA Shares First Ever 8K Footage From Space (But Good Luck Seeing It)

If you've ever stood in front of a 4K television at your local electronics store, or if you're lucky enough to own one, then you know...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:09PM

NASA Greenlights The New Lucy Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids

It seems like everyone's focus has been on Mars lately. With the numerous rovers and probes that are already focused on the planet and...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:32PM

The President Of The Mars Society Says NASA Is Screwing Up Our Best Chance For A Moon Base

NASA is no stranger to amateur science enthusiasts criticizing their work, but Robert Zubrin, the President of the Mars Society, has...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:00PM

Mars Stripped Of Its Color Around The Curiosity Rover Work Site In Perplexing New NASA Photo

An image in a recent update from NASA's Curiosity Rover mission has surprised the space agency's team of experts back here on Earth....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 10:18AM

Rest In Space: NASA Officially Retires Kepler Telescope As It Runs Out of Fuel

It's a day we all knew was coming, but now that it is actually here we're a little sad about it. According to Gizmodo, NASA...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 11:59AM

Watch NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Parachute Deploy at Twice the Speed of Sound

What's big, strong, and faster than the speed of sound? Well, it's not Superman because he doesn't exist. Sorry. It's actually the new...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 11:11AM

Alien Landing Pads? NASA Spots Other Weird Icebergs Floating In the Antarctic

Earlier this month, NASA spotted something particularly bizarre while flying over the Antarctica: a perfectly formed iceberg with...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 12:55PM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

NASA Shares Trippy Images of Gas Bubbles Forming in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Between 4,200 and 5,500 light years away from Earth in the constellation Scorpius lies a nebula with a familiar shape for those who...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

It Works For Everything: NASA Fixes Hubble Telescope By Turning it Off and Back On

After checking to make sure that it is plugged in and receiving power, one of the first steps in electronics troubleshooting is to...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 12:07PM

Watch NASA Flood Their Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad In Florida With Half A Million Gallons Of Water (On Purpose)

There was an explosion at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida last week — but it was only water, and it wasn't...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 10:28AM

Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

NASA Goes Full Nerd, Names Constellations After The Hulk, Godzilla, and the TARDIS

The naming of constellations is serious business. The ones you're probably most familiar with like the Big Dipper, Sagittarius, and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:17PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM