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How NASA Is Preparing for the Next Killer Asteroid 5 Years After Chelyabinsk

Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:38AM

Researchers Simulate a Mars Mission in an Israeli Desert

As we're slowly developing the necessary technology to transport humans to Mars, more and more people around our home planet are...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 4:35PM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Suddenly Switches to Precautionary Standby Mode

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe hasn't had an easy time as of late.The MRO has spent the past decade living up to its name, as...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 2:15PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

ALMA Telescope Finds a Gaseous 'Donut' Around a Black Hole

While black holes aren't always the largest objects in the universe, even if they are the most massive, there are still some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 4:54PM

NASA Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite is Preparing For Its Upcoming Launch

Between the distant planets just found by Kepler, the seven Earth-like planets found last year in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:43PM

Scientists Discover Hidden Landscape Beneath a Picasso Painting

There's a lot to take in when you examine a piece of artwork by Pablo Picasso. And if you're looking at the right artwork, there...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 12:56PM

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5000 Days on Mars With a New Discovery

When NASA's Opportunity rover first landed on Mars in 2004, it was expected to last around three months before it inevitably broke...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 8:57PM

Was the Fireball Over Oregon More Than Just 'Space Junk'?

Wednesday night saw an unexpected, fiery visitor grace the skies above Oregon. A large, bright light was seen streaking above...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 6:36PM

NASA Is Bringing Back Nuclear Tech to Get Rockets to Mars

A great warthog once said that you gotta put your behind in your past. It looks like the folks at NASA missed that advice from The...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Curiosity Rover Discovers Clue in 'Rock Stripes' That Mars Has Its Own Water Cycle

As it approaches 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet, the Opportunity has proven once again that wondrous discoveries can lurk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:28AM

Supermassive Black Holes Are Growing Faster Than the Galaxies Creating Them And We Don't Know Why

All things considered, the growth of a supermassive black hole might just be the most exciting race in the universe.Can a galaxy of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Just Created a New Form of Light That May Finally Make Quantum Computing a Reality

Quantum computing relies on bizarre mechanics like hyper-cooled atoms and quantum superposition to pull off seemingly impossible...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 9:40AM

New 'Flying Submarine' Could Be a Great Way to Track Wildlife

In science fiction, a "flying submarine" shouldn't be a new idea: James Bond never leaves home without a car that can both fly and...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 8:01PM

Space Station's Malfunctioning 'Robonaut' Will Be Sent Home For Repairs

The future of space travel is likely going to involve a lot of robots. As artificial intelligence and robotic bodies develop, it makes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:18PM

A Foul-Smelling Storm on Neptune is Mysteriously Fading Away

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness.When the storm was first discovered in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 6:45PM

The UAE Is Giving Away $500K for 'Innovative High-Risk' Space Projects

When Elon Musk launches a car into space, it's time to step up your space exploration game. Luckily for the United Arab Emirates,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 1:10PM

The Andromeda Galaxy Is on a Collision Course With the Milky Way

In about four billion years, we're going to see a collision of quite literally galactic proportions: the Milky Way and the Andromeda...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 11:23AM

'Explosive' Solar Flare Storm Approaching Earth Could Cause Trillions in Damage to Power Grid

Stargazers are in for a rare double-feature today: not only do they have the chance to watch a partial solar eclipse, a recent solar...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM