Space

New Harvard Study Suggests 'Oumuamua Is of Alien Origin

Just when we thought the question was settled for good, here we are again: discussing whether the tumbling, cigar-shaped object known...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:35PM

Highest-Def: NASA Shares First Ever 8K Footage From Space (But Good Luck Seeing It)

If you've ever stood in front of a 4K television at your local electronics store, or if you're lucky enough to own one, then you know...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:09PM

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Just Drove Past Mars

Back in February, SpaceX and Elon Musk launched a 2008 Tesla Roadster and its "astronaut" (a mannequin named Starman) into space...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 11:41AM

We Have Liftoff: Russia Clears The Soyuz Rocket To Return Crew To The ISS After Investigating Cause Of Failed October Launch

After completing their investigation into the aborted October launch that forced two astronauts to make an emergency escape, the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 1:30PM

Two 'Dust Moons' Spotted Orbiting Earth End Decades Of Controversy In The Scientific Community

Two new studies (found here and here) have found compelling evidence for the existence of 'dust moons' called Kordylewski dust...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:57PM

NASA Greenlights The New Lucy Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids

It seems like everyone's focus has been on Mars lately. With the numerous rovers and probes that are already focused on the planet and...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:32PM

The President Of The Mars Society Says NASA Is Screwing Up Our Best Chance For A Moon Base

NASA is no stranger to amateur science enthusiasts criticizing their work, but Robert Zubrin, the President of the Mars Society, has...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:00PM

Mars Stripped Of Its Color Around The Curiosity Rover Work Site In Perplexing New NASA Photo

An image in a recent update from NASA's Curiosity Rover mission has surprised the space agency's team of experts back here on Earth....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 10:18AM

Galactic Archaeologists Find Stars in our Milky Way That Survived an Ancient Galaxy Merger

There are some awesome job titles out there, like "Digital Prophet" and "Dean of Pizza, but "galactic archaeologist" probably takes...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 1:12PM

The Hubble Telescope Spots a Cosmic 'Bat Shadow' Cast by a Young Solar System Like Ours

One thing many people don't understand about astronomy is that you can learn as much from what you can't see as what you can. Black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 12:36PM

Giant Blob of Gas Sucked Into the Milky Way's Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

Back in September, a team of astronomers spotted an Earth-sized chunk of matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of light....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 1:29PM

Rest In Space: NASA Officially Retires Kepler Telescope As It Runs Out of Fuel

It's a day we all knew was coming, but now that it is actually here we're a little sad about it. According to Gizmodo, NASA...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 11:59AM

Scientists Are Looking Exploring Hibernation for Space Travel, Just Like 'Alien'

Everybody knows that familiar scene in sci-fi movies where the camera pans over a row of cryogenic chambers containing the crew...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:39PM

Watch NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Parachute Deploy at Twice the Speed of Sound

What's big, strong, and faster than the speed of sound? Well, it's not Superman because he doesn't exist. Sorry. It's actually the new...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 11:11AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

This Is Your Brain on Space — Study Shows Lasting Effects of Cosmonaut Life

Being an astronaut (or cosmonaut) is still considered one of the coolest jobs ever to kids of all ages, but there may be a negative...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:17AM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

NASA Shares Trippy Images of Gas Bubbles Forming in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Between 4,200 and 5,500 light years away from Earth in the constellation Scorpius lies a nebula with a familiar shape for those who...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:41PM

It Works For Everything: NASA Fixes Hubble Telescope By Turning it Off and Back On

After checking to make sure that it is plugged in and receiving power, one of the first steps in electronics troubleshooting is to...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 12:07PM