Space

NASA Kepler Spacecraft is Low On Fuel and Close to Death

Launched back in 2009, the Kepler spacecraft/telescope was designed to search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting around distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 8:09PM

Jupiter's Giant Red Spot Isn't Just Shrinking—It's Getting Taller and Turning Orange

Some things in our solar system never change. Saturn? It has those cool rings. Neptune? Has that cool blue color. Jupiter? Has a giant...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:35AM

Astronomers Say Aliens Sending Us Signals Will Be Long Dead Before Their Messages Arrive

In a time of instant messaging and the ability to circulate data around the world with a minimal delay, sending and receiving...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:32AM

The Riddle of How Organic Materials Made It to Mars Has Finally Been Solved

Back in 2015, the Curiosity rover spotted some anomalous material on the surface of Mars.Somehow, against all odds, the rover had...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Fastest Burst of 'Alien' Radio Waves From Space in History Detected by Astronomers

We like to think we know a lot about space. We can identify the chemical composition of an exoplanet's atmosphere from light-years...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Interstellar Water: The Secret to Finding Habitable Planets With the James Webb Telescope

Life needs a couple basic things: Reasonable temperatures, a lack of stellar radiation, and liquid water.If Proxima Centauri b is any...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:56AM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

Research into planets that form around cooler dwarf stars has brought light some intriguing new discoveries that could help scientists...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:41AM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Secrets Behind Water on the Moon Revealed in Lunar Creation Simulation

For as long as mankind has stared up at the night's sky, one object has held our fascination more than any other.The Earth's moon is a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:42AM

Third Geomagnetic Storm of 2018 Headed for Earth This Week—And It Could Be Deadly

This is probably not the news you wanted to start your week with, but they say that knowledge is power, so consider this our attempt...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:23AM

SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

SpaceX has made its Mars aspirations very clear over the past couple years, and they appear to be on track to meet those aspirations...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 5:55PM

Hubble Telescope Captures an Impressive Galactic Collision

Some of the flashiest and most gigantic events we've seen out in space involve galaxies colliding into each other. A galactic merger...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 1:01PM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Have Recreated Alien Environments Here on Earth

Have you ever wanted to stand on the surface of Saturn and breathe a deep lungful of alien air?If so, you're going to have a bad time,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:45PM