Space

Lunar Meteorite in Africa Looks Like Evidence of Water Beneath the Moon's Surface

When a fallen meteorite from the Moon was recovered in northwest Africa, it was mostly notable because it's cool that something came...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 8:07PM

Worst Day Ever: How One NASA Astronaut Handled His Fear of Heights on the ISS Space Walk

NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba opened the airlock and performed a spacewalk outside the ISS – all while grappling with his fear of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 1:10PM

Astronomers Find an Exoplanet Full of Helium For the First Time

Helium, as the second most common element in the universe (the first is hydrogen), should be easy to detect. But outside Earth, we can...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 8:32PM

NASA Completes Their First Tests on Portable Nuclear Reactor Designed for Space Travel

As NASA makes plans to send humans farther into space, either to the Moon (although plans for this are shaky) or Mars, they'll...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 6:29PM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander is Now Ready to Launch From California This Week

The robotic population on Mars will be increasing by one this fall, when NASA's InSight lander touches down on the Red Planet. And its...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 7:36PM

Old NASA Data Finally Explains Jupiter's Magnetic Moon Ganymede

As exciting as brand-new discoveries are, some of the most amazing finds are discovered when scientists look back on data (or...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 11:34AM

Blue Origin Claims to Have 'More Reliable' Rocket Launches Than Its Competitor SpaceX

It might not be the biggest name in rocket launches right now, but things are going well for Blue Origin, the private aerospace...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 6:52PM

Scientists Say This Galaxy Study Shows the Milky Way Is a 'Living, Breathing Beast'

The ESA's Gaia satellite is the gift that just keeps on giving--not only has it given astronomers and astrophysicists a super-accurate...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:47PM

The April 'Pink Moon' and Several Planets Will Be Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

The night sky always seems to be especially busy during the month of April. But if you missed the annual Lyrid meteor shower, there's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 4:51PM

ExoMars Orbiter Reveals Its First Image of an Icy Martian Crater

When the ESA launched their ExoMars mission in 2016, what most people remember was the Mars lander which malfunctioned and crashed...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 2:49PM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Fractures Its Heat Shield During an Early Test

NASA won't be launching their latest and greatest Mars rover until 2020, but just like anything we launch into space, it's going to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 12:22PM

NASA's NEOWISE Reveals the Enormous Amount of Asteroids Inside Our Solar System

In 2009, NASA launched their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope (or WISE for short, because of course) with the simple...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 5:16PM

Stellar Dust in Distant Solar Systems Could Disrupt the Search For Earth-Like Planets

You wouldn't think that studying dust is important, but if we hope to find more Earth-like exoplanets out there, looking at space dust...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 2:57PM

Hubble Telescope Catches a 'Stellar Thief' Star Stealing From a Nearby Supernova

Never assume that a star is too big to steal. If you carelessly leave some spare hydrogen lying around, it'll snatch that right up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:54AM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is About To Test its 'New Shepard' Spacecraft in a Rocket Launch

Jeff Bezos, a multi-billionaire with an uncanny resemblance to comics supervillain Lex Luthor, would naturally be interested in...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 7:04PM

NASA Scraps Lunar Rover That Would Determine How Well Humans Can Survive on the Moon

Currently, NASA only has a handful of active technology on/orbiting the Moon, preferring to set their sights on Mars and other spots...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:52PM

Harvard Scientists Say an ESA Satellite Could Finally Reveal the Secrets of Alien Life

You probably heard about the Gaia satellite's new, super-precise star map of the Milky Way earlier this week, but it looks like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:26AM

New Yale Study Says Wandering Black Holes Lurk in the Heart of the Milky Way

Despite our fascination with far-off galaxies and distant exoplanets, it turns out the humble Milky Way is still surprising...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:49AM

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

This Ancient Galaxy Cluster Formed Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

The early universe is still in many ways a mystery, but we do have some idea of what it looks like thanks to light from distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 7:54PM