Space

New NASA Launch Platform Could Speed Up the SLS Rocket

Despite so many projected White House budgets proposing cuts to NASA funding, with suggestions to cancel certain projects like the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 3:19PM

NASA Shows Off a Supernova Remnant Called The 'Jellyfish Nebula'

Lots of cosmic objects are given interesting nicknames, from the Cartwheel galaxy to the "Penguin and Egg" galaxy. So perhaps it...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 12:55PM

The Hubble Telescope Just Solved the Mystery of the Greatest Galactic Game of Tug of War in the History of the Milky Way

After much speculation and theorizing, astronomers may have finally solved what could well be literally the biggest mystery in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA's New 'Nowcast' Model Uses Satellites to Predict Landslides Before They Happen

Of all the things for NASA to get involved in, landslide prediction is probably one of the more surprising.   Between the new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:01AM

No April Fools: ESA Says China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Crash Next Weekend May Be Deadly—And No One Can Stop It

If you're planning on going Easter egg hunting next weekend, you might want to keep an eye on the sky.After months of calculations,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:21AM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates Its 2000th Martian Day on the Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover is easily the most popular object on Mars right now. Nearly all of NASA's Mars rovers have had the same "face",...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 8:43PM

Blow Up an Asteroid? NASA Scientist Says the Key to Saving Earth From Bennu May Actually Be Paint

A lot of fuss has been made over the past few weeks about Bennu, a giant asteroid that has a 2000 to 1 chance of crashing into the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 1:06PM

Scientists Discover Most of the Gold in the Milky Way Galaxy Was Created by Neutron Star Explosions

If you took all of planet Earth's supply of gold, melted it down (minus impurities), and attempted to fill as many Olympic-sized...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 11:26AM

Astronomers Say Math Proves There's a Super-Earth-Sized Ninth Planet Hiding Beyond Pluto at the Edge of Our Solar System

No, it's not Pluto. Unfortunately for die-hard astronomy fans, Pluto is still languishing in its dwarf planet classification, and now...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:57AM

New 'Isotopic Evolution' Theory Finally Explains Why Planets Are All So Different in the Solar System

Ever wondered what makes the Earth so different than, say, Jupiter or Saturn?Why is our planet rocky and covered in water, when other...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:51AM

A Passing Star Shook Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Back in 2015, astronomers first learned that a nearby star came within 0.8 lightyears of our own solar system about 70,000 years...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 8:45PM

'Rogue Moons' May Be as Common as Stars, Cornell Scientist Discovers

Gravity is a fun thing.Heavy things pull towards each other throughout the universe, and this can often have unusual results. When a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:24AM

SpaceX Shows a New Look at Their Dragon Capsule and Uniforms

SpaceX has been having a great year so far (minus a couple slip ups), and they're on great track to reach their current goals.Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:27PM

Hubble Telescope Photographs 12 Amazing Galaxies and Nebulae

Famous astronomer Charles Messier was known for tracking down comets in the 1700s — however, he kept finding more stationary objects...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 7:15PM

Trappist-1 Can't Support Life: Scientists Discover Exoplanets Have Too Much Water

In the search for alien life, liquid water always seems to be the Holy Grail. Oceans are even better--oceans mean a lot of water and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:12AM

NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Is This Asteroid Laser Test Proof Scientists in Russia Are Perfecting a Secret Doomsday Weapon?

Recently, news has been circulating about how, apparently, NASA isn't going to be able to do anything to save us from asteroid Bennu...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:33PM

ESA Announces When and Where China's Rogue Space Station Will Crash to Earth

Tiangong-1, the Chinese space agency's original orbital space station and laboratory, has been abandoned in orbit.Getting the thing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:08PM

'Oumuamua Origin Discovered: Asteroid Came From Tatooine-Like Binary Star System

A long time ago in a solar system far, far away...Scientists have been fascinated by 'Oumuamua, the solar system's first recorded...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 12:52PM

Here's What Aliens Actually Look Like, According to Scientists

The biggest problem with imagining what aliens will look like is the fact that all we know is the Earth. We've seen life develop in...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11:08AM