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NASA's IceBridge Mission Shares a New Photo of Giant Glacial Valleys

Since NASA is most well known for exploring, and justifiably so, it's easy to forget that the agency focuses a fair amount on our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 8:48PM

Blue Origin Claims to Have 'More Reliable' Rocket Launches Than Its Competitor SpaceX

It might not be the biggest name in rocket launches right now, but things are going well for Blue Origin, the private aerospace...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 6:52PM

Scientists Say This Galaxy Study Shows the Milky Way Is a 'Living, Breathing Beast'

The ESA's Gaia satellite is the gift that just keeps on giving--not only has it given astronomers and astrophysicists a super-accurate...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:47PM

Jaw Bone Reveals Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Radiation Far Worse Than Thought

In August of 1945, the US dropped Little Boy, a 9,700-pound atomic bomb, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded with the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:02PM

Coral Experts Say Australia's $379M Great Barrier Reef Investment Won't Save It

In a lot of ways, coral reefs are like the rainforest--we've been told for years that they're fragile, beautiful, and essential to our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:18AM

Mysterious Yellowstone Geyser Eruptions Can't Be Explained—Is it the Supervolcano?

The world has been watching Yellowstone with a wary eye for years now, waiting for some kind of sign that the area's resident...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:47AM

The April 'Pink Moon' and Several Planets Will Be Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

The night sky always seems to be especially busy during the month of April. But if you missed the annual Lyrid meteor shower, there's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 4:51PM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Fractures Its Heat Shield During an Early Test

NASA won't be launching their latest and greatest Mars rover until 2020, but just like anything we launch into space, it's going to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 12:22PM

Stellar Dust in Distant Solar Systems Could Disrupt the Search For Earth-Like Planets

You wouldn't think that studying dust is important, but if we hope to find more Earth-like exoplanets out there, looking at space dust...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 2:57PM

World's Oldest Spider Dies at 43 Years Old in the Australian Outback

Researchers recently made a surprising discovery while conducting a long-term study of spiders in Western Australia when one of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Hubble Telescope Catches a 'Stellar Thief' Star Stealing From a Nearby Supernova

Never assume that a star is too big to steal. If you carelessly leave some spare hydrogen lying around, it'll snatch that right up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:54AM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is About To Test its 'New Shepard' Spacecraft in a Rocket Launch

Jeff Bezos, a multi-billionaire with an uncanny resemblance to comics supervillain Lex Luthor, would naturally be interested in...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 7:04PM

NASA Scraps Lunar Rover That Would Determine How Well Humans Can Survive on the Moon

Currently, NASA only has a handful of active technology on/orbiting the Moon, preferring to set their sights on Mars and other spots...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:52PM

Want to Control Your Own Dreams? MIT Scientists Say This New Device Makes It Possible

From Inception to the anime classic Paprika, science-fiction is filled with devices that let people manipulate dreams. Though...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:59AM

Harvard Scientists Say an ESA Satellite Could Finally Reveal the Secrets of Alien Life

You probably heard about the Gaia satellite's new, super-precise star map of the Milky Way earlier this week, but it looks like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:26AM

New Yale Study Says Wandering Black Holes Lurk in the Heart of the Milky Way

Despite our fascination with far-off galaxies and distant exoplanets, it turns out the humble Milky Way is still surprising...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:49AM

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

This Ancient Galaxy Cluster Formed Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

The early universe is still in many ways a mystery, but we do have some idea of what it looks like thanks to light from distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 7:54PM

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

New JFK Assassination Study Says It's Finally Solved the Grassy Knoll Mystery

Apart from the Moon landing and Nazi super-technology, the assassination of John F. Kennedy probably takes the cake for the sheer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 12:00PM