Space

The 'Pillars of Creation' Hides a Special Magnetic Field Which Can Teach Us More About Star Formation

You've likely seen the famous Hubble telescope photo of the Pillars of Creation — the long trunks of a nebula which resemble the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:08PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Galaxy Filled With Bright Blue Threads of Cosmic Gas

The center of a galaxy tends to be the most interesting part, not least because that's often where a supermassive black hole is...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:27PM

Astronomers Discover a Solar System Which Is Full of Rocky Planets the Same Size as Earth

While we're not expecting to travel to Earth-like planets anytime soon, scientists are still preoccupied with finding them, if only to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:24PM

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Will Stay at Jupiter For Three More Years Following New Discoveries

The Juno probe has been orbiting around Jupiter since 2016, and has allowed us to see the gas giant from a whole lot of new angles...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 12:50PM

Watch a Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launch 3 New Astronauts to the International Space Station

Regardless of your vantage point during a rocket launch, it's impossible to see the whole thing. If you're on the ground then you...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 6:21PM

Space, Lies, And Video Tape: The Top Three Myths We All Believed And Why They're Wrong

Some of the biggest "facts" we take for granted are all wrong. Here's the truth... Once and for all.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Astronomers Discover Three New Earths 160 Light-Years Away – But Can Human Life Survive On Them?

Three rocky, Earth-like exoplanets have been discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope's K2 mission.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:30PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds 'Ancient Organic Materials' Hidden Inside of Mars Rocks

Earlier this week, NASA said they had an announcement regarding Mars which they planned to share on Thursday.And now we know what...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 5:16PM

NASA Says the Alpha Centauri Star System May Support Life—And It's Right Next Door to Us

Ever since astronomers realized that the closest Earth-like exoplanet, Proxima b, is probably an irradiated hellscape, excitement...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 11:30AM

Jupiter's Unusual Lightning Storms Look Very Much Like Earth's Lightning Storms

Despite its enormous size and gaseous composition being completely alien to Earth, at least Jupiter's lightning strikes look familiar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 6:25PM

How Do We Get Humans to Europa? NASA Says We Should Extend the Juno Probe Mapping Mission

Sometimes it's the steps that look insignificant at first that turn out to be the most instrumental. Such is the case with NASA's new...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Scientists Say the Secret to Tabby's Star's 'Alien' Dimming Just a Sparked a New Mystery

When astronomers spotted strange patterns of dimming and brightening from KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, none of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 12:29PM

Could Interstellar Blimps Put Humans on Venus? NASA Says It's Possible

While there are still various plans underway to get human-made tech and eventually humans to set up shop on Mars, some aerospace...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 10:55AM

New NASA Administrator Wants to Hand Over the International Space Station to Private Companies

The future of the International Space Station is very unsteady, but we know what the recently appointed head of NASA is hoping for. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 7:01PM

NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From Hibernation to Start Its Next Mission Beyond Pluto

About 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away, close to the outer edges of our solar system, a quiet space probe has just...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 6:11PM

Scientists Say Multiple-Star Planets Like Star Wars' Tatooine Aren't Just Real, They're Habitable

Back in 1977, astronomers probably scoffed at the twin suns of Luke Skywalker's home planet for the same reason modern scientists...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 1:05PM

New Dwarf Planet Research Says the Enigmatic 'Planet 9' May Not Exist After All

Evidence has been piling up for the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, but no one has directly observed this supposedly...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:43AM

SpaceX Delays Their Plans to Send Tourists to The Moon This Year

Early last year, SpaceX made headlines when they announced they were sending two private citizens to the Moon in 2018. Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 6:28PM

The International Space Station Keeps a Guitar Onboard for Psychological Reasons

Anybody who got to watch astronaut Chris Hadfield rock out to David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station (ISS)...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 6:03PM