Astronomers Are Not Happy About The 'Disco Ball Star' Launched Into Orbit

Last week, thanks in large part to the dropping costs of launching objects into space (and the growing number of foolhardy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 6:45PM

Porous Alien Quicksand Could Doom Missions to Jupiter's Moon Europa

A new study explaining the negative polarization behavior on Jupiter's moon Europa suggests that its surface may be fine-grained...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 12:43PM

US Refuses to Sign Space Arms Race Prevention Treaty While Ramping Up Hypersonic Rocket Tests

In the modern era of advanced technology, old-world nostalgia is incredibly fashionable.Vinyl record players are popular yet again,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 12:06PM

Alien Life-Detection Device Passes Key Test in Mars-Like Arctic Conditions

The hunt for alien life on Mars continues, and according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers in the Canadian Arctic,...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:38AM

Devastating Dust Storms Stole Mars' Atmosphere and Water, Says New Study

Based on everything we've discovered thus far, Mars isn't exactly an ideal vacation destination.There may not be much danger of rain...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:28AM

Rocket Lab Launches 'Disco Ball' Star Into Orbit That's Now the 'Brightest Object in the Sky'

Space has become a democratized pursuit over the last several years. Previously only available to our governmental agencies, now...

Super User
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 12:00PM

'Liquid Sunlight' Could Produce Oxygen and Clean Fuel for Future Mars Colonies

Scientists at Berkeley are hard at work creating what they've named "liquid sunlight," a process by which solar light is used to turn...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:51AM

Russia Could Beat NASA Back to the Moon by 2019

Russia won the space race back in the 1960s when it sent Yuri Gagarin into orbit, but since then the country has not been in a rush...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:20AM

Trump Administration: End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025

Another day, another Trump administration budget cut at the expense of American innovation. Now the two-decades old International...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:01AM

Lasers Will Soon Be Powerful Enough to Tear Through Empty Space

Some technological innovations are so absurdly futuristic that they make it seem as if we're getting ahead of ourselves. Such is the...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 1:05PM

These Earth-like Trappist-1 Planets Are the Best Candidates for Alien Life Ever Found

Despite being 39 light-years away from out solar system, Trappist-1 may be our best shot at finding habitable exoplanets--and alien...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:18PM

Joint Europe-Russia Space Mission Seeks to Find Alien Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, for ExoMars, an ongoing, long-term...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 11:33AM

Scientists Just Discovered How to Track the Speed of Dark Matter

As non-luminous particles floating around in space, dark matter has become one of the most fascinating--and difficult to...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:51AM

NASA's New Mars Lander InSight Just Passed a Crucial Test

It's a big day for NASA: New Mars lander InSight just passed its crucial first test in its ability to search for alien life on the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:50AM

'Massive Golden UFO' Spotted on NASA Orbital Livestream

Conspiracy theorists are accusing NASA of an unprecedented cover-up, following the discovery of footage of what has been described as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:26AM

Black Holes Are Surrounded by Extremely Strong Interstellar Winds

Everything we knew about black holes could be wrong. Okay, not everything. But there may be a chance, according to new research, that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 8:13PM

Astronauts Experience a Robot Arm Glitch During an ISS Spacewalk

It sounds like the plot to a sequel to Gravity. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ran intro trouble today...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 6:40PM

No One Was Able to Win Google's Decade-Long, $20 Million XPrize Moon Shot Competition

After 10 years (including on extension) and 16 original contenders, it looks like Google's Lunar $20 million Xprize will go unclaimed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:49AM

Giant 'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanet Has Weird Winds That Defy the Laws of Science

A giant, gaseous exoplanet that orbit its host star in less than three days name d CoRot-2b was discovered in 2007. Planets like this...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 10:46AM

Did NASA Remove This Astronaut From an ISS Mission Because It's Racist?

Believe it or not, there has never been an African-American crew member aboard the International Space Station. That was until last...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:33PM