Space

Hubble Space Telescope Floats In Darkness After Yet Another Instrument Failure Forces It Into Safe Mode

After 28.5 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope is having some issues and is taking a (hopefully brief) break from its duties....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 10:45AM

Saturn's Rings Are Raining Thousands Of Pounds Of Debris Down On The Planet In A Bizarre Phenomenon Called 'Ring Rain'

While astronomers are still trying to pin down the existence of Planet Nine lurking somewhere beyond our solar system, scientists...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:24PM

Evidence Builds For First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Orbiting A Planet 4,000 Light Years Away

Ever since missions like Kepler and K2 launched, the discovery of new exoplanets has become a little less exciting. Sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Michigan Man Discovers the 30-Year-Old Doorstop Is Meteorite Worth $100,000

The most exciting part of any Antiques Roadshow is the part where some nice old couple finds out the worn rocking chair they kept in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:54PM

[WATCH] Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth

Considering the recent air leak in the ISS, the three astronauts who set out for Earth yesterday aboard the Soyuz MS-08 were probably...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:20PM

The 'Moon Race' Competition From Airbus Space Is Here...But What Is It, Exactly?

Earlier this week at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany, Airbus Space announced a new contest called "The Moon...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 11:09AM

Lockheed Martin Unveils Lunar Lander Concept That Resembles a Star Wars Droid

This is not the lunar lander you are looking for, but it may be the one NASA is going to get. SpaceNews reports that Lockheed Martin...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 04 October 2018 - 8:29AM

Russia Says Hole in ISS Was Not Manufacturing Defect, Still Looking Into Possible Sabotage

About a month ago, cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station discovered a hole in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that was slowly...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 04 October 2018 - 7:55AM

A New Study Rules Out Black Holes as Explanation for the Universe's Missing Dark Matter

A new discovery has destroyed astronomers' hopes of accounting for what it is or how it's connected to the observable universe. The...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 2:00PM

Distant Ice World Nicknamed 'The Goblin' Gives More Evidence for Ninth Planet in our Solar System

Step by step, astronomers are growing tantalizingly close to finding the solar system's long-rumored 'Planet Nine' lurking somewhere...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 1:35PM

This NASA Astronaut Shot a Full-Length Music Video Aboard the International Space Station

The work that astronauts do while orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station is important and not exactly easy, but there...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 12:41PM

Breakthrough: The Entire Sky Is Faintly Glowing At Wavelengths Invisible To The Human Eye

An international team of astronomers have discovered that the entire sky – perhaps the entire universe – is faintly glowing at...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 1:25PM

The Skull-Shaped "Death Comet" Will Pass by Earth Again After Halloween

Everyone has something they love about Fall: the changing of the leaves, the sweater weather, or the 1,300-foot wide, skull-shaped...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:50PM

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

'The Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' Is Being Used to Test How Much Gravity Humans Can Withstand

In Westeros, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is famous for being stupidly strong, but we didn't expect the real-life...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 11:40AM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

Flatter Earth: The Large Hadron Collider Could Shrink Our Planet To The Size Of A Football Field According To Martin Rees

One of the most-hyped fears about the Large Hadron Collider before it was first turned on was the theory that it might inadvertently...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:07AM

Today NASA Celebrates 60 Years Of Exploring The Final Frontier – These Are Their Top Three Most Iconic Moments

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its history-making operations in the United States....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 10:27AM