Space

Martian Colonization Startup Mars One is Bankrupt, Surprising No One

A sharp-eyed Redditor found documentation from January of this year indicating that Mars One Ventures, the company behind Mars One, a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 10:06AM

4 Billion Year Old Earth Rock Found On the Moon By Apollo 14 Astronauts

In a rather surprising turn of events that is all but guaranteed to ignite specious "arguments" concerning the authenticity of the...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 4:00PM

What's This Weekend's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' All About, Anyway?

If you're seeing news of the upcoming super-blood-wolf-moon-apocalypse and thinking to yourself, "wait, didn't we just have one of...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 10:37AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Scientists Calculate Speed of Black Hole After Watching a Star Fall Into It

If you were a scientist and someone asked you to measure how fast a massive black hole was spinning, how would you do it? According to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 11:17AM

Citizen Scientists Helped Discover a Distant Exoplanet That May Hold Liquid Water

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a group of citizen scientists have made an intriguing discovery: an exoplanet twice...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 9:56AM

The Sun Will Turn Into a Solid Crystal When It Dies, Astronomers Say

Before you get too excited: none of us will be alive to witness this, so you'll have to use your imagination to picture what it would...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 2:02PM

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM

Who's Calling? Scientists Pick Up Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Distant Galaxy

Like Tabby's Star, the mystery surrounding 'fast radio bursts' (or FRBs) has piqued the interest of scientists and science enthusiasts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 12:42PM

Scientists Claim That Newborn Stars Can Heat Dark Matter And Move It Around Their Host Galaxies

On the heels of the recent claim that dark matter is really a kind of "dark fluid," a team of researchers published a new study that...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:51PM

NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

Elon Musk Unveils Shiny New Concept Art For SpaceX's Starship

The future is here, and it's shiny and chrome. SpaceX founder Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to give his 24 million...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 12:40PM

A Dutch Astronaut Caused a Panic at NASA After Accidentally Dialing '911'

It's common knowledge that 911 call centers can usually track the location of a caller, but we're betting dispatchers would have been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 11:59AM

Nearby Galaxy Will Crash Into the Milky Way, Astrophysicists Say

Astrophysicists at Durham University have some bad news for anyone who cares about the distant future of this galaxy. Based on the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 10:21AM

China's Lunar Probe Shares First Images From the 'Dark' Side of the Moon

Remember when we said that China's lunar probe was in position and that any day now it would land on the dark side of the moon and...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 03 January 2019 - 12:28PM

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Has Passed Ultima Thule, the Most Distant Target in History

While you were probably recovering from the night before on New Year's Day, NASA was making history again. The US space agency...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 10:41AM

Elon Musk Says AI Could Live on Mars Before Humans

One giant leap for mankind? Maybe not. Futurism reports that SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk was asked by a follower via Twitter...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 1:26PM

New Model Suggests Our Universe Is Riding An Expanding Bubble In An Extra Dimension

When considering models of the universe, there is one very important factor that researchers have struggled with: the presence of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 11:45AM