Space

Astronomers Promise at Least Two More Mystery Planets

Back in January, researchers found evidence of another planet in our solar system for the first time since Neptune was discovered....

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 5:31PM

NASA's New Recruitment Posters Want YOU to Go to Mars

NASA has been highly publicizing their Journey to Mars for several years now, and between social media tie-ins and plenty of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 3:11PM

Newly Discovered Tatooine Planet Is The Largest So Far

Dubbed a "Tatooine planet" because, like its Star Wars counterpart, it orbits two suns, Kepler-1647b is a recently discovered planet...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 11:14AM

Dark Matter May Be Made Up of Black Holes

We all know about dark matter - the elusive, mysterious substance that composes most of the material universe, and is widely thought...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 5:32PM

Scientists Find Mysterious "Quasicrystals" That Couldn't Have Formed on Earth

Quasicrystals are an extremely rare occurrence, which is to say they have only actually occurred on Earth once that we know of. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 4:42PM

A New Planet Hopeful in Our Galaxy Is Being Pulled to Shreds by Its Star

PTFO8-8695 b is a newly discovered planet candidate that might be one of our galaxy's youngest and most unique. With an orbit that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 12 June 2016 - 3:00PM

Physicists Have Figured Out How To Make It Through A Wormhole

For years, physicists have used Einstein's theory of general relativity to assume that the center of a black hole contains a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 5:20PM

"Diamond" Planets May Have Hosted the First Life in the Universe

Since 2005, astronomers have been talking about a theoretical kind of planet- called a carbon or "diamond" planet- which may have been...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 2:27PM

ESA Plans Space-Based Observatory to Detect Gravitational Waves

One small step closer to detecting gravitational space waves for man... one giant leap for mankind and all of physics. The European...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 11:32AM

SpaceX To Launch the First Reusable Rocket

After a long journey, SpaceX has finally managed to re-land its Falcon 9 rocket onto a barge. But now it's time for the final step in...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 1:38PM

The Science of Star Wars: How Giant Space Slugs Could Exist in Real Life

While Star Wars is generally a space fantasy, there are several futuristic concepts within the franchise that are based in reality....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 10:23AM

The First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole Has Yet to be Taken

You know what a black hole looks like, right? The name itself is practically a dead giveaway - it's black, it's a hole in space, etc....

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 7:50AM

13 Billion-Year-Old Star Can Still Make Music

"Just as archeologists can reveal the past by excavating the earth, so we can use sound inside the stars to perform Galactic...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 - 11:28AM

Scientists Claim Mark Watney Would Have Been in a Wheelchair "For a Very Long Time"

The Martian is one of the most scientifically accurate Hollywood blockbusters in recent memory, but there are still a few...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 3:43PM

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Could Put Humans on Mars in 2024

SpaceX has already announced plans to send their Dragon rocket to Mars in 2018, but in typical Elon Musk fashion, he's getting a whole...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 June 2016 - 5:15PM

Planet Nine Might Be the First Exoplanet in Our Solar System

Planet Nine has many mysteries surrounding it--most notably whether it actually exists or not. But now, Swedish researchers have...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - 10:01AM

Watch: NASA's BEAM Module Inflates to Full Size on International Space Station

NASA is one step closer to creating a habitat for humans on the Moon or Mars, as their BEAM module has successfully inflated to its...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 5:25PM

Watch: NASA's Most Detailed Look at Pluto's Surface Yet

Last July, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto, providing a wealth of new information about our former ninth planet. It...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 May 2016 - 2:32PM

Mars Is Emerging from an Ice Age Into a "Warm Phase"

Earth isn't the only planet currently undergoing climate change. According to a new study, the Red Planet emerged from an ice age...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 3:34PM

NASA Delays Inflatable Space Habitat After Failed Deployment

In April, NASA and SpaceX sent their BEAM module, an inflatable habitat that could allow us to live on the Moon or Mars, to the ISS...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 1:02PM