Space

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Stephen Hawking Is Getting a Cosmic Farewell: His Voice Will Be Shot Into a Black Hole

Stephen Hawking passed away just over two months ago, but the legendary theoretical physicist will live on forever through his...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Check Out a Livestream of Two Astronauts On a Spacewalk Outside The International Space Station

As live-streaming becomes more commonplace, it's a wonder that NASA's Twitch account isn't more widely known. After all, nobody else...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 7:06PM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

Roscosmos Is Building a New Giant Laser Cannon That Can Blow Up Satellites in Space

Recycling and reusing materials to make something new is a good thing, but there are exceptions to every rule. If reports streaming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:56AM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Tiny Sparkling Clouds of 'Nanodiamonds' May Finally Explain Strange Space Radiation

When astronomers talk about observing the "cosmic background radiation," you might think it's the sort of signal that can only be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:45PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

Trace Materials From the Birth of the Solar System Found in Interplanetary Dust

Scientists have searched high and low on this planet for materials left over from the creation of our solar system to no avail. Things...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 10:53AM

The ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' Captures Two Galaxies Undergoing a Very Close Encounter

One thing that the Hubble Space Telescope is very good at is tracking down galactic collisions. Regardless of how common it is for...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 6:08PM

This New Giant Star Discovery May Revise the Entire History of Our Universe

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson is fond of saying, "We are all stardust." Zooming out a bit, however, reveals that almost everything is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 12:14PM

$55 Million Will Soon Buy You an 8-Day Stay at the World's First Commercial Space Station

The lifestyles of the rich and famous continue to get more and more extravagant as people invent new ways to spend money, but flexing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 11:10AM

'First Man' Trailer Tells the Rocky History of Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing

Everyone knows about the first time humans landed on the Moon, and they can certainly quote Neil Armstrong's famous "One small step...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:52PM

The 'Pillars of Creation' Hides a Special Magnetic Field Which Can Teach Us More About Star Formation

You've likely seen the famous Hubble telescope photo of the Pillars of Creation — the long trunks of a nebula which resemble the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:08PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Galaxy Filled With Bright Blue Threads of Cosmic Gas

The center of a galaxy tends to be the most interesting part, not least because that's often where a supermassive black hole is...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:27PM