Space

Here's What You Need to Know About the New Evidence Pointing to Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

An international cohort of scientists analyzing data from mass spectrometers aboard NASA's Cassini space probe have discovered...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 9:46AM

NASA Captures Surreal 'Blue' Sand Dune Discovered Amidst the Red Dust of Mars

The Hubble Telescope has captured some amazing images from space, but the new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 1:15PM

Breaking: Japan's Mining Probe Hayabusa2 Has Arrived at the Asteroid Ryugu

Today, June 27th, 2018, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 closed in on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will aim to collect samples,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:42PM

Two NASA Astronauts Spill Their Guts About Vomiting In Space

Between SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and now Asgardia (the first space nation!), low orbit seems like it's poised to become the next...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

It's not the Space Force, but Bill Nye (everyone's favorite scientist and the man who made bow-ties and lab coats cool) and his...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:54AM

Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Here's How to Become a Citizen of Asgardia, the New "Space Nation" Founded By a Billionaire

On the heels of Trump's announcement that he wants to make the long-discussed "Space Force" a reality, the fledgling space nation...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:38PM

Look to the Stars: Harvard Scientist Says Humans Need to Make Intergalactic Migrations to Avoid Extinction

Last week, we reported on a new study that claimed that the only way advanced civilizations would be able to survive in the distant...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:11PM

Watch: Asteroid Lights Russian Sky, Raising Questions Of Whether We're Prepared For An Asteroid Strike

Russian home security and dashcam owners were given a light show last week as a meteor approximately 13 feet wide flew overhead and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 11:48AM

A New Study Says Humans Are Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Cosmos

The Fermi Paradox may finally have an answer.   Between claims that humans aren't the first civilization to call the Milky Way home...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:51AM

Blood Moon: Here's How to See the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century This July

If you're reading this you've probably seen a lunar eclipse before, but as amateur and professional astronomers know, it's not a "seen...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:25AM

SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

Astronomer Takes a Photo of the Milky Way Using a Crystal Ball As a Lens

The image of a toy marble with a colorful streak running through the center of it is a common one. And it's easy to see that streak as...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 5:08PM

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There's a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of "trained...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 4:25PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Say We've Figured Out How to Send Humans to Exoplanet Proxima Centauri b

The hunt for exoplanets is not just about charting a map of the universe for astronomers to hang on their walls. At some point in the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:58AM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM