Space

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

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

The Secret to How Water Made It to Earth Finally Revealed in New Asteroid Experiment

The Holy Grail of astrobiology is still discovering liquid water on an alien planet, but scientists still aren't sure where Earth got...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:19AM

Pitch Black Planet 'WASP-104b' Absorbs Enough Light to Appear Invisible in Space

Thanks to the recent flurry of exoplanet discoveries over the past few years, we've managed to find both similar planets to the ones...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 6:32PM

The ESA's New Uber-Precise Star Map Revolutionizes Our View of the Milky Way

Astronomers have been upping their game recently: the Hubble Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary by taking photos of the Lagoon...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 11:32AM

Hungry Amateur Astronomer Sends Garlic Bread To the Edge of Space, Then Eats It

Have you ever wondered what garlic bread tastes like after being launched into the Earth's stratosphere? No?Either way, a YouTube...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 8:43PM

New ESA Project Simulates Satellite Crashes to Prevent Real Space Debris Collisions

While we've never had a scenario like Gravity just yet, the risk of space debris collisions in Earth's orbit is steadily growing as we...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:38PM

Video: Watch What's It's Like to Fly Past a Comet in Space—Up Close and Personal

Four years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission sent the Rosetta spacecraft on a flyby mission to Comet 67p.   It took some breathtaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Hubble Telescope Shows an In-Depth Look at Two Distant Galaxies About to Collide

About 80 million lightyears from Earth, two galaxies are slowly but chaotically crashing into each other.The full collision of spiral...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 8:30PM

Scientists Find Proof That Uranus is Full of a Horrible Rotten Egg Smell

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a big surprise, but scientists have long debated whether Uranus smells. Being rather far off in our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 6:57PM

Goldman Sachs Says The First Trillionaire Will Invest In Space: Here's Where To Get Your Hands Dirty

Decades after the Bitcoin hype-train grinds to a halt, the real gold rush will begin – in space. We already know there's an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:48AM

Curiosity Rover Helps Uncover Muddy Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been an invaluable (and, at times, lovable) contribution to our ever growing knowledge on Mars. Particularly...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 4:15PM

Celebrate Earth Day With Impressive NASA Photos of Our Planet's Surface

NASA is mostly known for their work in space, but they do plenty of work on our home planet as well as issues like climate change ...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 2:16PM

NASA Employees Give Their Favorite and Least Favorite Space Movies

Whenever a space-themed movie comes out, you can bet that Neil deGrasse Tyson will dissect and pick it apart on his Twitter feed. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 5:41PM

NASA's Planned Space Station By the Moon Will Be Ready in the Next Decade

A lot of NASA's funding tends to be shaky right now, with budget allocations for some projects being slashed without a clear reason...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:47PM

Astronauts Read Children's Books Onboard the ISS in 'Story Time From Space' Series

If you have a young kid who's showing some interest in space or anything STEM-related, the astronauts on the International Space...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 7:30PM

Hubble Telescope Celebrates Its 28th Anniversary With Cosmic Photos of the Lagoon Nebula

The Hubble space telescope launched all the way back in April 24, 1990, and since then, it's done so much for the field of astronomy...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 6:17PM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

NASA Will Soon Launch Two Tiny 'CubeSat' Satellites Into Deep Space

Photos of NASA probes and satellites tend to make them look much smaller than they are, since compared to space itself, they are. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 8:19PM