Space

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

New NASA Photo of Jupiter's North Pole Looks Incredible

As you perhaps already know, Jupiter is an absurdly beautiful planet.Last year, NASA began releasing photos of our solar system's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 6:18PM

The Magnetic Fields of Black Holes Are Much Weaker Than We Thought, Say Scientists

Black holes remain among the most mysterious galactic phenomena for good reason. We know that black holes are points in space where...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 12:26PM

Private Companies Won the Space Race in 2017 With Nearly $4B in New Investments

It seems like it was just a few years ago that we mourned the end of NASA's space shuttle program and waxed philosophical about the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 12:18PM

Mysterious Neutron Star Merger Explosion Just Keeps Getting Brighter, Baffling Scientists

Last year, scientists used gravitational waves to detect the merger of two enormous neutron stars, far away in the NGC 4993 galaxy.The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 10:34AM

Lava Tubes on the Moon Could Contain Water for Astronauts

A new discovery from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute and the Mars Institute may have uncovered an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 8:15PM

NASA Tests a Mini Nuclear Reactor Designed for Mars Colonies

At an official facility in Nevada, the US government is currently testing a prototype miniature nuclear reactor that should one...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:46PM

We Just Discovered a Revolutionary Tool to Find Aliens on Mars

The search for life on other planets is still pretty inefficient. While the vast majority of instruments on astrobiology missions are...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:50PM

China Could Make the First Alien Life Discovery With Its New Giant Telescope

The 21st-century space race will be decided by which superpower becomes the first to make contact with alien life. And it looks like...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:48AM

We Finally Know Why the Universe Has an Eerie Infrared Glow—And It May Have Sparked Life on Earth

You may not be able to see it, but the universe is glowing.When viewed through an infrared lens, all of the known universe has a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:46AM

Earth-Like Oceans May Hide Alien Life on Saturn's Moon Titan, Cassini Reveals

The wondrous discoveries that have been made by the Cassini space probe continue to astound scientists, long after the hardworking...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:21AM

New Discovery Finds Meteorites Brought Water to Earth Over 4 Billion Years Ago

Science has long sought to explain exactly how water came to exist on Earth in the first place—now, we finally have an answer....

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:07AM

Astronauts Can Get Sick With 'Space Fever' in Weightlessness

It might be time that we face facts: human beings really aren't designed to live in zero gravity.A new study into the biological...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 6:36PM

Scientists Just Found an Invisible Black Hole for the First Time—And It's 4X Bigger Than the Sun

Black holes are inherently very cool, and considering the really weird (and sometimes gassy) things that happen around them,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Aliens Are Hiding a Secret Base on Mars' Moon Phobos, Buzz Aldrin Suggests

There's an awful lot we still don't know about Phobos, one of the two moons in Mars' orbit, and images from NASA's Mars Global...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:20AM