Space

World's First Electric Thruster Proves It Can Run on Air in ESA Test-Fire

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian-based space company SITAEL reached a major milestone for the future of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:24AM

Rare Planetary Alignment Thursday: The Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

Getting up early is always a difficult experience. It can be disheartening to have to climb out of bed while it's still dark out and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 10:33AM

NASA Telescopes and Oscar Awards Have the Same Golden Coating

While you were watching The Shape of Water win Best Picture at the recent Academy Awards, or other great sci-fi films like Blade...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 8:23PM

Opening Sealed Apollo Moon Samples May Solve NASA's Biggest Mysteries

Beginning in 1969, astronauts aboard the Apollo missions collected rocks and other geological samples from the surface of the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:13AM

Stephen Hawking Describes the Universe Before the Big Bang

Considering what little we know about the earliest moments of the universe, what happened before then is an even greater...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Find 3 Nearby Super-Earth Exoplanets in Newly Discovered Solar System

All things considered, the Earth is small--very small. Out of the thousands of exoplanets we've found over the past few years, only a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:12PM

The Weirdest Black Hole Ever Found Is Growing So Fast It Defies the Laws of Physics

Everything that we think we knew about the growth of black holes has just been flipped on its head--scientists have discovered a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:35AM

US Launching 'Space Corps' in Next 3 Years, Says Strategic Forces Chairman

This is the part where we cue the yellow text crawl, John Williams' score, and sounds effects of TIE fighters and X-Wings, but we're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Signals From Ancient Stars Could Provide Clues About Dark Matter

Just the other day, news broke that radio signals created by some of the earliest stars in the universe had finally reached Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:04PM

Hubble Telescope Finds New Exoplanet With a Water-Filled Atmosphere

Searching the known universe for Earth-like planets is a tiring process, because even beyond its size and relative distance from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 6:33PM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

This coming Friday, March 2, an near-Earth asteroid will be sweeping within 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of our planet's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:42PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM

Scientists Detect Radio Waves From the Universe's Oldest Stars

It's not possible to get a good look at the Big Bang. While telescopes can be used to see millions of years into the past, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:44PM

Mysterious Origin of the Moon Finally Explained by Strange New Synestia Theory

Plenty of planets have moons, but our Moon is special for a couple of major reasons--including the fact that it's proportionally...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 12:11PM

Scientists Warn Elon Musk's Tesla May Destroy Life on Mars

We all had a good laugh when Ol' Musky launched his Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin astronaut named Starman--what classic...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:31AM

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Clearest-Ever Infrared Milky Way Photo Solves Giant Black Hole Mystery at Center of Our Galaxy

Taking pictures of black holes is always tricky.By definition, these enormous celestial vacuums don't allow light to escape from their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:11AM

Saturn's Strange Hexagon-Shaped Storm is Recreated By Scientists

When staring at a picture of Saturn, it's easy to get so distracted by all the rings that you don't notice the bizarre hexagon-shaped...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:46PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM