Space

Astronomers Find the Largest Celestial Object Ever Discovered

Astronomers have found the largest object in the universe--so far: a structure made up of galaxy superclusters, aptly named the BOSS...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 1:25PM

China Is Planning a Space Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble, But How Does It Compare to James Webb?

China just announced plans to build a space telescope that is even more powerful than NASA's Hubble, which will observe and image our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:22PM

New Star Chart App Is the First Virtual Reality Planetarium

There are several star chart apps on the market with augmented reality, including the Star Chart app from Escapist Games. But now,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 5:06PM

Watch: The Full Solar Eclipse Darkens the World from an Alaska Airlines Flight

The only full solar eclipse of the year happened on Tuesday night, and it was such a momentous event, Alaska Airlines changed one of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 9:46AM

Scientists Just Grew Ten Different Crops in Mars-Equivalent Soil

Could we be one step closer to a viable plan for a Mars colony? Researchers from the Netherlands have performed an experiment in which...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 1:03PM

Blue Origin Aims to Take Tourists to Space in 2018

The famously secretive space travel company Blue Origin was opened to press for the first time yesterday. This would be exciting...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:51AM

The Only Full Solar Eclipse This Year Is Happening Tomorrow--Here's How to Watch

Tomorrow night, on March 8, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily blocking the light of the Sun from...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 12:43PM

Scientists Develop a "Death Star" Laser Weapon to Vaporize Killer Asteroids

The Death Star we all know has a tendency to destroy planets, but now scientists are attempting to create a Death Star weapon that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 March 2016 - 2:32PM

Astronomers Pinpoint Source of Multiple Cosmic Radio Bursts

Scientists are getting closer and closer to discovering the nature of those mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) that occasionally ping...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 2:45PM

Scott Kelly Is Already Showing Us the Effects of Long-Term Spaceflight on the Human Body

Scott Kelly just came back to Earth from his historic Year in Space, and he's set to undergo extensive medical testing in order to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 1:03PM

J.J. Abrams to Make Documentary Web Series on Google's Lunar XPRIZE Competition

This year, teams of entrepreneurs, scientists, and innovators will have the opportunity to compete for a $30 million dollar prize by...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 10:46AM

The Universe May Look Like a Spiderweb of Galaxies Surrounding Massive Dark Voids

What does our Universe look like on a large scale? Multiple studies have found that galaxies make up an astonishingly low portion of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 5:20PM

Good News: The Universe Won't End for at Least 2.8 Billion Years

The universe will end in fire or ice, as they say, or more accurately, in a Big Freeze or a Big Crunch. Now, there's a new contender...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 4:24PM

Astronomers Want to Start Looking for Aliens Who Are Looking for Us

Many methods have been proposed for finding intelligent extraterrestrial life, but considering the vastness of the universe, and the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 2:59PM

Highlights from Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space

Scott Kelly is finishing his Year in Space today, which marks 340 days of living on the ISS. Once he returns, he will be subject to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 11:53AM

Watch: Physicist Brian Greene Explains How Gravitational Waves Were Detected to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show

Perhaps the greatest scientific discovery to take place in the 21st century, the detection of gravitational waves has heralded the...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 5:56PM

Amazing New Map of the Milky Way Reveals Where Stars Form

Scientists have just completed the sharpest, most detailed map of our galaxy yet. The APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 2:43PM

Exomoons in the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Is Looking for a Real-Life Pandora

In the last few decades, astronomers have discovered over 1,000 exoplanets, but still haven't found any exomoons. Now, NASA is kicking...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:17AM

Zero-Gravity "Gorilla" Chases Astronauts on the ISS

Well, it's official. The astronauts on board the ISS have finally gone apesh*t. Commander Scott Kelly is in the home stretch of his...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 4:02PM

NASA Is Working on an Ultra-Realistic Virtual Reality Game "Mars 2030"

Between finding water on Mars and their partnership with The Martian, which basically serves as an hour-and-a-half-long commercial for...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 10:22AM