Space

'Rogue Moons' May Be as Common as Stars, Cornell Scientist Discovers

Gravity is a fun thing.Heavy things pull towards each other throughout the universe, and this can often have unusual results. When a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:24AM

SpaceX Shows a New Look at Their Dragon Capsule and Uniforms

SpaceX has been having a great year so far (minus a couple slip ups), and they're on great track to reach their current goals.Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:27PM

Hubble Telescope Photographs 12 Amazing Galaxies and Nebulae

Famous astronomer Charles Messier was known for tracking down comets in the 1700s — however, he kept finding more stationary objects...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 7:15PM

Trappist-1 Can't Support Life: Scientists Discover Exoplanets Have Too Much Water

In the search for alien life, liquid water always seems to be the Holy Grail. Oceans are even better--oceans mean a lot of water and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:12AM

NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Is This Asteroid Laser Test Proof Scientists in Russia Are Perfecting a Secret Doomsday Weapon?

Recently, news has been circulating about how, apparently, NASA isn't going to be able to do anything to save us from asteroid Bennu...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:33PM

ESA Announces When and Where China's Rogue Space Station Will Crash to Earth

Tiangong-1, the Chinese space agency's original orbital space station and laboratory, has been abandoned in orbit.Getting the thing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:08PM

'Oumuamua Origin Discovered: Asteroid Came From Tatooine-Like Binary Star System

A long time ago in a solar system far, far away...Scientists have been fascinated by 'Oumuamua, the solar system's first recorded...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 12:52PM

Here's What Aliens Actually Look Like, According to Scientists

The biggest problem with imagining what aliens will look like is the fact that all we know is the Earth. We've seen life develop in...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11:08AM

The Mystery of Why Supermassive Black Holes 'Feed' on Stars Has Been Solved

We know that supermassive black holes are at the center of almost all galaxies, but they're still one of the biggest mysteries in the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 10:34AM

NASA Might Send a Flying Drone to Mars Alongside New Rover

The successor to previous Mars rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity is launching in just a couple years (although those older rovers...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 6:23PM

Rose-Colored Jupiter Storm is More Dangerous Than It Looks

As NASA's Juno probe continues to circle around Jupiter, we continue to get amazing shots of the many storms on the gas giant's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 2:17PM

The Rare Metals on Mars Came From a Giant Collision

For some reason, Mars has a lot of metals that shouldn't be there. Specifically, there's a lot more "iron loving" elements...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 4:35PM

NASA Clarifies That Space Travel Does Not Actually 'Change DNA'

Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are both astronauts and twin brothers who've been helping NASA with a fascinating experiment — Scott...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 11:02AM

NASA Has Fired Up a New Tool For Staring Directly at the Sun

Fact: staring directly at the sun is a bad idea. The bright light from our planet's star can cause genuine retinal damage to anyone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 1:03PM

Scientists Discover That Space Is Becoming Even Deadlier

The origin of The Fantastic Four is one of the most iconic stories in comic books: A family of scientists steal an experimental...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:37AM

NASA Admits It May Not Be Able To Stop Bennu Asteroid From Destroying Earth

Earlier this month, we reported on NASA's new plan to deflect the asteroid Bennu, which involves a new spacecraft called the HAMMER....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:34AM

Is The Milky Way a Zombie Galaxy? Some Scientists Say Yes

The Milky Way galaxy might be dead... It just hasn't stopped moving yet.

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

Dwarf Planet Ceres is Still Evolving and Changing Its Surface

NASA has watched their Dawn spacecraft orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres for about three years, deciding to keep it there...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 8:18PM