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Upcoming 'Antares' Rocket Launch Might Be Visible All Along the U.S. East Coast

This Monday, May 21, 2018, will be business as usual for NASA as they launch another rocket carrying supplies to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 1:10PM

NASA Finds a Solution for Repairing the Curiosity Rover's Busted Drill on Mars

While Curiosity has been an effective Mars rover, both in what it's discovered and how it's become the anthropomorphized public face...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:36PM

An Unassuming Mineral is Actually Sucking Iron Out of the Earth's Crust

There's a lot of reasons why Earth doesn't look like Mars right now (and most of them involve water), and one thing keeping Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 3:50PM

The Hubble Telescope Completes an Impressive-Looking Ultraviolet Map of Nearby Galaxies

For all the time we've spent looking up into space, we still don't know a whole lot about our local cosmic neighborhood outside the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 1:01PM

SpaceX's Dangerous and Possibly Explosive Trick for Fueling Rockets is Deemed 'Viable' By NASA

SpaceX has seen a lot of success lately, with over 50 launches of their Falcon 9 rocket completed, and a successful launch of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 7:47PM

NASA's Planet Hunting Satellite 'TESS' Sends Back Its First Photo From Space

Almost exactly a month ago, NASA launched TESS up into space, so that their "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite" could begin its...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Alien Exoplanet Season Changes May Be the Hidden Key to Finding Extraterrestrial Life

The search for extraterrestrial life doesn't begin and end with intercepting radio signals from a distant alien civilization--or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 1:34PM

Scientists Say the Cause of Mass Extinctions May Be Even Older Than Humanity

Apart from black holes, supernovae are one of the most destructive forces in the universe. If our Sun decided to suddenly explode, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:49PM

Is This App the Secret to Democratizing Real-Life Space Exploration for All of Humanity?

A couple years ago, Mars One made headlines by offering anyone the chance to become an astronaut. Unfortunately for its members, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:19PM

Far-Off Oxygen Proves These Ancient Stars Formed Just After the Big Bang

We're fairly used to oxygen here on Earth, so it may not be initially clear why it's so exciting that astronomers found some out on...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 7:46PM

Astronomers Say They Found a Space-Laser Shooting Out of a Binary Star in the Ant Nebula

Back in the 1920s, theoretical astronomer and astrophysicist Donald Menzel identified Menzel 3, a nebula we now know as the Ant...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 1:33PM

Scientists Say These Toxic Green-Blooded Lizards Could Show Us How to Save Lives

If you thought the acidic, greenish-yellow xenomorph blood from Alien seemed far-fetched, then consider that there are skinks in New...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

Despite several doomsday prophecies involving a hidden ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers (not doomsayers) may be the ones...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:19AM

Banned Ozone-Damaging Chemical 'CFC-11' is Likely Being Produced By an Unknown Source

Despite the resistance to fighting climate change that we still have to deal with, some aspects of our planet are improving due to...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 7:53PM

Earth-Like Worlds Can Still Become Harsh 'Snowball Planets' Inside the Habitable Zone

As our search for Earth-like exoplanets (which are simply planets in other solar systems) continues, one of the key things we look for...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 6:55PM

Are Psychedelics the Key to Saving Humans? 'Omnivore's Dilemma' Author Says It's Possible

Fifty years ago, psychedelics like LSD were hailed as a gateway to transforming humanity's consciousness. Within a decade, it was...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 1:07PM

Japanese Company ispace Says Its New 'Moon Valley' Ecosystem Could Save Earth

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, it was a dark, cold, inhospitable wasteland where one technical malfunction could mean...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 12:12PM

Scientists Say This New Mars Acid River Study May Finally Reveal Ancient Aliens

When space agencies look to simulate the Martian environment here on Earth, they turn to places like the Utah desert, or Death Valley....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 11:40AM

Planned 'Lunar Library' Will Send Millions of Wikipedia Pages to the Moon on Tiny Microfiche

Just in case something apocalyptic ever happened to Earth, wouldn't it be great if we had a backup collection of knowledge...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 7:09PM

Super Fast X-Ray Laser Heats Water to 180,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

At first glance, hearing that "scientists heated water really fast" doesn't sound like that cool of an achievement. But it's how they...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:03PM