NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

This coming Friday, March 2, an near-Earth asteroid will be sweeping within 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of our planet's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:42PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM

Scientists Detect Radio Waves From the Universe's Oldest Stars

It's not possible to get a good look at the Big Bang. While telescopes can be used to see millions of years into the past, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:44PM

Mysterious Origin of the Moon Finally Explained by Strange New Synestia Theory

Plenty of planets have moons, but our Moon is special for a couple of major reasons--including the fact that it's proportionally...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 12:11PM

Scientists Warn Elon Musk's Tesla May Destroy Life on Mars

We all had a good laugh when Ol' Musky launched his Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin astronaut named Starman--what classic...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:31AM

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Clearest-Ever Infrared Milky Way Photo Solves Giant Black Hole Mystery at Center of Our Galaxy

Taking pictures of black holes is always tricky.By definition, these enormous celestial vacuums don't allow light to escape from their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:11AM

Saturn's Strange Hexagon-Shaped Storm is Recreated By Scientists

When staring at a picture of Saturn, it's easy to get so distracted by all the rings that you don't notice the bizarre hexagon-shaped...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:46PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM

Black Holes Can Turn Neptune-Like Planets Into 'Super-Earths'

Supermassive black holes continue to surprise us. These star-eating monstrosities often act erratically, making things particularly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:32PM

Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

New Stratolaunch Test Run Shows How World's Biggest Plane Will Change History

Typically when planes taxi on a runway, there is zero fanfare. Yeah, it's the miracle of flight but it's also Coach. But those are...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:51AM

Europa Alien Discovery Shocks Scientists: Life Could Survive on Jupiter's Frozen Moon by Eating Radioactive Waste

As NASA continues to gear up for a mission to probe Europa, new scientific research suggests what we should be looking for in order to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:50AM

'Ultraluminous X-Ray Source' Provides New Clues About Neutron Stars

If the phrase "ultraluminous x-ray source" sounds cool to you, rest assured the actual thing is just as fascinating. First...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 7:52PM

Life Found in Earth's Driest Desert Hints at How Martian Life May Look

It's something of an understatement to say that Mars wouldn't be a particularly nice place to live.It's hardly surprising that no...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:26PM

No More Hope for 'Second Earth'? Massive Solar Flare Scorched Exoplanet Last Year, Say Astronomers

Mars may have giant dust storms, huge temperature changes, and a lot of surface radiation, but it may turn out to be a better target...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 1:02PM

Physicist Michio Kaku: Intelligent Alien Life Will Contact Humans This Century

Aliens are out there, and we're going to hear from them at some point this century.At least, that's the opinion of Dr. Michio Kaku, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:16AM

NASA Fires Up The Engines On Their 'Space Launch System' Rocket

For a long time now, NASA has been working on their Space Launch System (SLS), an extremely powerful rocket that could potentially...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:12PM

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Shows Off New Photos of Phobos and Deimos

While there's always talk of eventually visiting Mars — and we might within the next decade, if SpaceX or Boeing actually follow...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 3:30PM