Space

Bizarre Exoplanet 'WASP-127b' is a Gas Giant That's Filled With Several Metals and Maybe Water

An exoplanet (a term which simply means a planet in another solar system) like WASP-127b is one of the last places you'd expect to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 5:21PM

NASA Announces a New Mission to Study the Edges of our Solar System in 2024

For non-astronomers, it's easy to imagine that the edge of the solar system is simply the point where nothing is orbiting around the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 3:05PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM

New Hubble Telescope Photo Shows a Distorted Galaxy From the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster

As the Hubble Space Telescope frequently surveys the observable universe, it likes to remind us how frequently galaxies seem to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:38PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Its Final Approach to the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft first made a pass around the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, and its findings were fascinating enough that NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:22PM

In Dark Matter Shock, Astronomers Say Some of It May Have an Electric Charge

It seems like astronomers get to explore all the cool mysteries: What black holes look like, how big the Milky Way is, whether an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 12:29PM

New Study Reveals the Ancient Moon Hid an Ocean of Magma in Its Mantle

Staring up at the moon on a clear night is generally a very cool and calming experience, but according to a group of scientists, the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:36AM

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

New NASA and ESA Probe Missions Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Does any natural force endure more in the human psyche than the Sun? For purposes both practical and spiritual, pragmatic and social,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 11:24AM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

If NASA can spot a tiny exoplanet millions of miles away just by catching the momentary dip in brightness as it passes in front of a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 12:34PM

In Largest Planet Discovery Ever, Scientists Say They Found 838 New Worlds Beyond Neptune

The number of objects orbiting the sun just increased by 50 percent, thanks to a group of scientists who just discovered 838 minor...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 11:14AM

China Plans to Open Up Their Future Space Station to Scientists Around the World

China's been working on a sizable new space station for several years, and assuming they don't run into more space station troubles...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 7:06PM

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