Space

A Foul-Smelling Storm on Neptune is Mysteriously Fading Away

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness.When the storm was first discovered in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 6:45PM

Spacefest IX

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The UAE Is Giving Away $500K for 'Innovative High-Risk' Space Projects

When Elon Musk launches a car into space, it's time to step up your space exploration game. Luckily for the United Arab Emirates,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 1:10PM

The Andromeda Galaxy Is on a Collision Course With the Milky Way

In about four billion years, we're going to see a collision of quite literally galactic proportions: the Milky Way and the Andromeda...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 11:23AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Scientists Warn Canceling WFIRST Telescope Could Cripple US Space Exploration

Last year, when Donald Trump came to power, it was quickly announced that many government-backed scientific endeavors would receive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:21AM

There is a Small Chance Elon Musk's Tesla Could Crash Back to Earth

Ever since SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket which just so happened to include a Tesla Roadster as its payload, there's been...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 9:34PM

Asteroid Mining Is Just the Beginning: What If We Could Mine a Diamond Planet?

Somewhere out among the stars, not that far from home, is a planet named 55 Cancri e, otherwise known as Janssen (which makes it sound...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:37AM

The Beautiful Rosette Nebula Is Your Valentine's Gift From the Universe

Has Valentine's Day left you feeling a little underwhelmed?Were you hoping for some mysterious stranger to announce their affection...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:37AM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

The Most Powerful Alien-Hunting Telescope on Earth Is Now Operational

Chile's Very Large Telescope, or VLT, added the ESPRESSO instrument last December, and it achieved first light. The VLT's combination...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 12:35PM

Upgraded Mayall Telescope Could Finally Explain Dark Matter With Largest-Ever 3D Map of Universe

The four-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was cutting edge when it was first installed inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome on top of an...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:32AM

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Many Experimental Internet Satellites

SpaceX just had a big week, managing to successfully launch their gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket and the Tesla Roadster stored in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:33PM

Video Shows an Excited Elon Musk Watching the Falcon Heavy Launch

Elon Musk, being the eccentric billionaire that he is, definitely made his presence known during SpaceX's historic launch of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 6:19PM

Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

News broke last month that the Trump administration was planning to cut off funding to the International Space Station by 2025, but it...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 4:46PM

A Record-Breaking Supply Rocket to the ISS was Suddenly Halted

While this has been an especially good week for rocket launches, a potentially record breaking rocket launch to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 2:33PM

Juno Probe's 11th Flyby of Jupiter Leads to More Amazing Photos

NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting Jupiter for just over a year and a half since its arrival in July 2016, giving us some of the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:03PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Contain 250 Times More Water Than Earth

The seven planets orbiting around the nearby (or relatively nearby, about 40 lightyears away) TRAPPIST-1 star have been making...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 12:19PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is Now Selling Mars-Themed Solar Backpacks

As one of the first men to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin is a revered astronaut who's had to keep himself...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:43PM