Space

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

MIT Scientists Say They Just Discovered 80 New Exoplanets in Record Time

According to NASA, over 78 percent of confirmed exoplanets were discovered using the transit method, which involves analyzing how much...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:43AM

NASA Reveals New Plans For Detecting and Avoiding Possible Asteroid Impacts

In a big announcement that includes plenty of assurances that we're not currently in danger of an asteroid impact, NASA has a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:20PM

Ramping Up Its New Space Program, UAE Sending Astronauts to ISS for the First Time in 2019

With everything from groundbreaking discoveries in exoplanet science, to bold plans to grow plants on Mars in a modern utopia that...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 11:33AM

Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

When discussing space travel, there's a reason we typically focus on Mars and less so on Venus — the second planet in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:08PM

Scientists Say We've Finally Found the Secret Behind the Strangest Rock Formation on Mars

Back in the 1960s, scientists using NASA's Mariner spacecraft noticed something on Mars that they couldn't explain: a large and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 12:05PM

An Animator Makes a Virtual Tour of Mars Based on Real NASA Data

Until we have an actual drone flying around Mars, our best shots of Martian landscapes come from still photos taken by rovers or...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Black Holes May Be Even Crazier Than We Thought—They Could Shoot Dark Matter Laser Beams

If you're wondering how much we know about black holes, the answer is... less than you think.   With new discoveries being made...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 11:41AM

Mars Will Look Brighter in the Night Sky Than It Has in 15 Years Next Month

Earth's closest neighbor is going to be even closer soon, and this should give stargazers a reason to be excited.During July 2018,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 4:12PM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Believes That No Planned NASA or SpaceX Rockets Can Send Humans to Mars

Getting a rover or orbital probe to Mars takes an extraordinary amount of power and top-of-the-line technology from modern space...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:58AM

Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Stephen Hawking Is Getting a Cosmic Farewell: His Voice Will Be Shot Into a Black Hole

Stephen Hawking passed away just over two months ago, but the legendary theoretical physicist will live on forever through his...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Check Out a Livestream of Two Astronauts On a Spacewalk Outside The International Space Station

As live-streaming becomes more commonplace, it's a wonder that NASA's Twitch account isn't more widely known. After all, nobody else...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 7:06PM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

Roscosmos Is Building a New Giant Laser Cannon That Can Blow Up Satellites in Space

Recycling and reusing materials to make something new is a good thing, but there are exceptions to every rule. If reports streaming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:56AM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM