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NASA's First Mission to The Sun is Entering Its Final Preparations Before Launch

There isn't much that can approach a powerful star like the sun without burning up from the heat. And that's part of what makes the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 1:48PM

The Matara Crater on Mars Has Amazing Gullies That Look Like a Painting

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) may be on its last legs as it continues to break down, but it's still capable of sending back...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 3:28PM

NASA Just Launched Human Sperm Into Space for a New Experiment

Poor NASA scientists.You work your hardest on a brand new piece of scientific research, wait patiently for the scheduled launch date...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:12PM

Former Nuclear Missile Motor Will Find a New Home in NASA's Orion Spacecraft

In a rather "War is Peace" style of naming, the United States' "LGM-118 Peacekeeper" was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 6:18PM

NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Build a New Quieter Supersonic Jet Without a Sonic Boom

It's strange to think of a time in the past where accessible technology was somehow more convenient and speedy than what we currently...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:36AM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

NASA Says the Future of Humans Exploring Mars Depends on Robot Bees—Here's Why

Rovers are so 20th century, and drones are so last year--NASA is looking to the future of space exploration and has a plan for...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:35AM

Tiangong-1 Was Supposed to Crash in a 'Satellite Graveyard' in the Ocean Called Point Nemo

When things are going well, we typically dispose of satellites that need to be taken out of orbit by landing them as far away from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 3:19PM

NASA and ESA Test Their High-Tech Mars Parachutes For Upcoming Martian Missions

We're about to see a lot more Mars missions in the next few years, as space agencies and companies around the world prepare for the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 12:14PM

SpaceX's Web of Global 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Gets a Green Light From FCC

While SpaceX was most recently in the news for launching cars into space (and preparing to land a giant rocket on Mars soon), a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 6:33PM

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out What's Happening Inside Our Bodies When We Crack Our Knuckles

There are two kinds of people on this planet. Some people thoroughly enjoy the cathartic experience of popping or cracking their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 1:03PM

NASA's InSight Lander Will Look Under the Surface of Mars For the First Time

Mars doesn't experience earthquakes (or rather, "marsquakes") in the same way Earth does, because Mars doesn't have appear to have...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 8:11PM

Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It

Despite how little we know about dark matter, we can tell when it's there, from the way it impacts galaxies and causes strange...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6:36PM

Scientists Say the 'SELEX' Cancer-Detection Method May Be the Key to Discovering Alien DNA

Star Trek has lied to you.If at some point, human beings encounter an alien species, they almost certainly won't look like us, but...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:21PM

Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

Mercury is special among the planets in our solar system for a number of reasons (not least because Han Solo has been spotted frozen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 10:21AM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Delayed Yet Again After Failing Its Latest Tests

Once it's finally in space, the James Webb Space Telescope will be one of the most powerful telescopes in NASA's arsenal. Which is...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Physicist Says Mushroom Cloud Found on Mars Proves Aliens Died in Ancient Nuclear War

Mars, the closest planet to the Earth, is a barren wasteland.The world has no atmosphere, and its surface is covered in dust and rock,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 10:45AM

NASA Has No Plans To Purchase Any Falcon Heavy Rockets From SpaceX

When SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket last month, they didn't just launch a car into space. They made a pretty...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 6:43PM

Scientists Just Observed One of the Fastest, Brightest Supernovas in History

Supernovas pack a lot of punch, to put it lightly--they can outshine galaxies and expel more energy than our Sun's lifetime output,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:02PM

SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Says Humans Will Discover Aliens by 2100—Here's Why the Inspiration for 'Contact' Is So Convinced

Imagine being NASA scientist Jill Tarter.Imagine dedicating yourself to the study of the stars, and to trying to find alien life...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 10:19AM