Space

Astronomers Track Down a Bizarre Exoplanet Named 'WASP-96b' Which Has Zero Clouds

With all the exoplanets we've been discovering lately, it's tough to actually find a clear sky in all these alien atmospheres.Until...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

It's hard to imagine that we'll worry about the sun toward the end of its life. Since it has at least 5 billion years left, there's a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 6:40PM

The Secret Behind NASA's Adorable Nicknames for the World's First Interplanetary CubeSats

The world's first interplanetary CubeSats have an adorable story behind their unlikely nicknames.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 12:30PM

Keep Your Eyes On The Skies: New Video Captures UFO Speeding Through Lightning Bolt

A recent video posted by UFO-hunting YouTuber Secureteam10 shows a compelling photograph of a triangular UFO at the exact moment...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:35AM

SpaceX Plan to Send Astronauts Into Space Could Face Resistance From NASA

Later this summer, SpaceX will launch a test Dragon capsule that's designed to carry humans. If it works out, then SpaceX will start...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 1:01PM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Faces More Trouble as Screws Come Loose

The James Webb Space Telescope is an ambitious project, set to be much more powerful than Hubble once it's actually in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 10:43AM

How To Watch the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower When It Peaks This Weekend

While Halley's Comet only appears every 75 years or so, we can see pieces of its debris every spring in a unique form of meteor...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 2:51PM

Broken Down 'Robonaut' Departs the International Space Station to Begin His Repairs

The International Space Station (ISS) has six humans living onboard, but up until today, it had seven astronauts. If you counted...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 11:31AM

NASA Launches Their New 'InSight' Mission To Look Beneath the Surface of Mars

NASA conducted an unusual rocket launch early Saturday morning, sending a new mission off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 10:19AM

The US Military Braces for War in Space as They Weaponize Artificial Intelligence in the Battle for Satellites

The US military is preparing for war in space with advanced satellite technology.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 1:03PM

Proof of Planet Nine in Medieval Manuscripts: An Astronomer and a Historian Team Up to Find the Truth in 1,000-Year-Old Data

Scientists and historians join forces to solve a modern mystery with ancient data.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 11:21AM

Music of the Spheres – Listen to This Astronomer's Algorithm that Translates the Milky Way Galaxy into Jazz

An astronomer created an algorithm that turns astronomical data about the Milky Way galaxy into jazz music.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 11:13AM

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