Space

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

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

Astronomers Have Discovered a Massive Proto-Supercluster of Galaxies in the Early Universe

Using the VIMOS instrument (VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph) on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, an international team of...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:46PM

Former NASA Artist in Residence Laurie Anderson Creates an Immersive VR Moon Installation

Some lucky astronauts and a handful of very rich people will soon be traveling into space and around the moon, but what about the rest...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:56AM

The Newly Discovered Star CI Tau Challenges Our Current Models for Star Systems

It must be hard to be an astronomer or astrophysicist--every week, a new discovery (like Swift J0243.6+6124) seems to challenge their...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:08PM

A Dutch Artist/Engineer Is Using Giant Green Lasers to Track Space Junk Orbiting the Earth

We may think of space as a vast, untouched frontier, but the truth is that there's already about 18 million pounds of junk floating...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1:04PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM

Virgin Galactic May Be In Space "Within Weeks" According to Richard Branson

Somewhere in the world, there is a big calendar on which someone has been closely tracking the space tourism race. With a very bold...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 9:57AM

Two Astronauts Just Had to Make an Emergency Escape from a Malfunctioning Rocket Headed to the ISS

At around 4:40 AM today, two astronauts set out to the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Less than two minutes into that flight,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 1:35PM

A Landmark Scientific Panel Just Published a New Guide to Finding Life in the Universe

Astrobiology has always been at the fringes of NASA's science programs, and the last time it tried to break into the big-time with the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:58PM

Collection of Lunar Rocks Called "The Moon Puzzle" Expected to Fetch $500,000 At Auction

If you're not rich enough to buy a trip around the Moon with SpaceX (like Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa), the next best thing is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:57AM

Wondering What To Call a Moon of a Larger Moon? It's Not That Simple

It's a scientist's job to ask the important questions and to try and find the answers, but it's the scientist's kid's job to ask the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:04AM

New Study Suggests Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Covered in 50-Foot Ice Spikes

If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had landed on Europa instead of our moon, that "small step" would have been significantly more...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:55AM

Scientists May Have an Answer to the Mystery of Ghostly Gamma Ray Bursts

For years, astronomers have struggled to find what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon known as "fast radio bursts:" the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:18PM

NASA's First Manned Flight With a SpaceX Rocket Is Set For June 2019

It looks like we are unofficially in the middle of SpaceX season. After putting on a light show for the people of the West Coast with...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 10:14AM

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Is About To Slip Beyond The Boundaries Of Our Solar System And Into Interstellar Space

To boldly go where one Voyager has gone before! NASA is reporting that, according to a familiar increase in cosmic radiation, the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 11:59AM

SpaceX Lights Up The Sky Over Los Angeles As It Pulls Off First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

SpaceX has been hitting a lot of milestones lately: the company passed a battery of NASA tests with flying colors, announced its first...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 11:22AM

Hubble Space Telescope Floats In Darkness After Yet Another Instrument Failure Forces It Into Safe Mode

After 28.5 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope is having some issues and is taking a (hopefully brief) break from its duties....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 10:45AM