Space

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

Astronaut Alan Bean, Who Once Walked On The Moon, Passes Away at 86

Alan Bean, an Apollo astronaut and artist who counted himself among the very few humans to ever walk on the Moon, has passed away this...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 3:22PM

NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

Astronomers around the world have been amping their search for planets in distant solar systems (especially NASA, who has the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's Idea For an 'EmDrive' Thruster Which Runs Without Any Fuel is Looking Impossible

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: an engine which could power a spacecraft without any fuel, relying simply on the vacuum...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 6:37PM

Newly Discovered Antarctic Ice Core Could Hide a Million Years of History Inside It

Ice cores, long vertical samples taken from glaciers and ice sheets, can tell us a lot about the past — details in each individual...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 6:10PM

'Black Beauty' Meteorite Study Reveals the Secrets of Mars' Strange Topography

Back in 2011, a Martian meteorite was found in the Sahara Desert. The official name of the 320-gram rock is Northwest Africa (NWA)...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover is Fully Functional Once Again as it Successfully Drills Into Martian Soil

NASA may be preparing a more advanced version of their Curiosity rover to launch in 2020, but ideally, they still want to keep the...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:46PM

Neuroscientists Say This Drug May Be the Secret to Curing the Effect Space Has on Memory

NASA has been dealing with fears over 'space madness' for decades, but in all those years, there have been a grand total of zero...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 12:16PM

Scientists Say They Can Finally Explain Saturn's Weirdly Shaped Inner Moons

If you thought moons always look ours--white, cratered, and sphere-shaped--Saturn's inner moons prove otherwise: of its roughly 150...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Two Distant and Very Bright 'High Redshift' Quasars

Quasars are among the brightest and farthest objects we've found throughout the known universe, but we haven't found very many. So...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 7:45PM

SpaceX Shares New Details On Its 'Crew Dragon' Spacecraft Designed for Human Spaceflight

With everything SpaceX has done recently (several dozen successful rocket launches and a Tesla floating through space to show for it)...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 6:50PM

Pan-STARRS Says It Just Found an Ancient Interstellar Asteroid Near Jupiter

Last year, the weird, needle-shaped interstellar asteroid Oumuamua zoomed through our solar system, marking the first time we've had a...

Super User
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:33PM

NASA Will Launch a 'Cold Atom' Experiment to the ISS That's Much Colder Than Deep Space

When the Orbital ATK Antares rocket launches from Virginia tomorrow, it'll send a fascinating new experiment up to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 5:40PM

The Chinese Space Agency is About to Launch a Satellite to the Dark Side of the Moon

Eventually, China plans to land a rover on the dark side of the Moon, a first expedition into a lunar frontier which has gone...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 3:28PM

Upcoming 'Antares' Rocket Launch Might Be Visible All Along the U.S. East Coast

This Monday, May 21, 2018, will be business as usual for NASA as they launch another rocket carrying supplies to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 1:10PM

NASA Finds a Solution for Repairing the Curiosity Rover's Busted Drill on Mars

While Curiosity has been an effective Mars rover, both in what it's discovered and how it's become the anthropomorphized public face...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:36PM

The Hubble Telescope Completes an Impressive-Looking Ultraviolet Map of Nearby Galaxies

For all the time we've spent looking up into space, we still don't know a whole lot about our local cosmic neighborhood outside the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 1:01PM

NASA's Planet Hunting Satellite 'TESS' Sends Back Its First Photo From Space

Almost exactly a month ago, NASA launched TESS up into space, so that their "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite" could begin its...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Alien Exoplanet Season Changes May Be the Hidden Key to Finding Extraterrestrial Life

The search for extraterrestrial life doesn't begin and end with intercepting radio signals from a distant alien civilization--or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 1:34PM