Space

Trump Administration: End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025

Another day, another Trump administration budget cut at the expense of American innovation. Now the two-decades old International...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:01AM

Lasers Will Soon Be Powerful Enough to Tear Through Empty Space

Some technological innovations are so absurdly futuristic that they make it seem as if we're getting ahead of ourselves. Such is the...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 1:05PM

These Earth-like Trappist-1 Planets Are the Best Candidates for Alien Life Ever Found

Despite being 39 light-years away from out solar system, Trappist-1 may be our best shot at finding habitable exoplanets--and alien...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:18PM

Joint Europe-Russia Space Mission Seeks to Find Alien Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, for ExoMars, an ongoing, long-term...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 11:33AM

Scientists Just Discovered How to Track the Speed of Dark Matter

As non-luminous particles floating around in space, dark matter has become one of the most fascinating--and difficult to...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:51AM

NASA's New Mars Lander InSight Just Passed a Crucial Test

It's a big day for NASA: New Mars lander InSight just passed its crucial first test in its ability to search for alien life on the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:50AM

'Massive Golden UFO' Spotted on NASA Orbital Livestream

Conspiracy theorists are accusing NASA of an unprecedented cover-up, following the discovery of footage of what has been described as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:26AM

Black Holes Are Surrounded by Extremely Strong Interstellar Winds

Everything we knew about black holes could be wrong. Okay, not everything. But there may be a chance, according to new research, that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 8:13PM

Astronauts Experience a Robot Arm Glitch During an ISS Spacewalk

It sounds like the plot to a sequel to Gravity. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ran intro trouble today...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 6:40PM

No One Was Able to Win Google's Decade-Long, $20 Million XPrize Moon Shot Competition

After 10 years (including on extension) and 16 original contenders, it looks like Google's Lunar $20 million Xprize will go unclaimed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:49AM

Giant 'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanet Has Weird Winds That Defy the Laws of Science

A giant, gaseous exoplanet that orbit its host star in less than three days name d CoRot-2b was discovered in 2007. Planets like this...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 10:46AM

Did NASA Remove This Astronaut From an ISS Mission Because It's Racist?

Believe it or not, there has never been an African-American crew member aboard the International Space Station. That was until last...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:33PM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

Earth Is Drifting Away From the Sun Into the Darkness of Space

The potential of eternal darkness is as grim and foreboding as it sounds, and news that the Sun's grip on our planet is loosening...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 11:29AM

A Massive Asteroid Will Not Hit Earth in February, NASA Assures Us

One of the quickest ways to cause a space-related panic (besides news of an imminent alien invasion) is to tell people that an...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 10:48AM

Why It's Time to Rethink the Search for Alien Life

Humanity has reached somewhat of a dead end in our search for alien life in the universe.We've looked on the surface of Mars, we've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 10:32AM

NASA's Kilopower Project Will Bring Us to Mars and Beyond With Nuclear Power

On Thursday, NASA and the Department of Energy convened at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas to explain their joint...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 10:12AM

Looking at Mercury Reveals How the Sun is Losing Its Mass

The sun is losing mass very, very slowly. This is mostly normal —  as it goes about its nuclear fusion process, it gradually...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 3:19PM

Hubble Photographs 'Cartwheel Galaxy' Created From Violent Galactic Collision

Being some of the larger things we've seen in the universe, a galaxy colliding with another galaxy is no small affair, and it can be...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 1:43PM

Arctic Research Technique Could Help Detect Life on Mars

Searching for signs of life on Mars is no easy task, for lots of fairly obvious reasons. Testing out any possible strategy is tough...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 12:26PM