Space

Set Phasers To Stun: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots The 'Star Trek' USS Enterprise In Colorful Merging Galaxy Cluster

Some people like to look at clouds and point out which ones look like a face. Sometimes NASA does the same thing – on a much bigger...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:41PM

Explore A Breathtaking VR Simulation Of The Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A* At The Center Of Our Galaxy

The nearest yet-discovered black holes are still thousands of light years away from Earth, so getting to one and seeing it with our...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 11:26AM

Keep Your Eye On The Sky: NASA's Saturday Morning Rocket Launch Promises To Light Up The East Coast

Can't make it to one of NASA's launching sites to witness the spectacular view in person? If you're on the East Coast of the United...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 2:15PM

Mars Opportunity Rover Sends First Signal In Months, But NASA Says Something Else Is Responsible For The Transmissions

There was a brief moment of joy and excitement for those watching NASA's Deep Space Network yesterday when – after five months of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 11:15AM

New Study Reveals More About Mysterious 'Oumuamua Interstellar Asteroid

Since it was first spotted around a year ago, our solar system's first interstellar asteroid has been one of the most talked about...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 2:10PM

Massive Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland's Ice

Is a crater still a crater if it has been filled with ice? According to NASA, the answer is yes, and a massive one has been discovered...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 12:25PM

Astronomers May Have Just Discovered a Super Earth Just Six Light Years Away

In a new paper published in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers have shared that there may be a super-Earth...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 11:18AM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Russia Reveals Plans for a Manned, Nuclear-Powered Rocket Capable of Interstellar Flight

Aside from the US and China, Russia has established itself as one of the biggest players in the new space race, despite some recent...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:41PM

NASA Announces Live Event For Insight Mars Landing This Month

In a statement on Tuesday, NASA announced that its Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:10PM

NASA Says Humans Will Be on Mars Within 25 Years

In a quarter century, humans will inhabit two planets in our solar system. That bold prediction was made by NASA officials on Tuesday...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Spot Two Starless Rogue Planets Drifting Through Space

Over the past year or so, different scientific studies have argued that so-called 'rogue planets' (ie, planets without a star to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:02PM

A 'Dark Matter Hurricane' Will Pass By Our Solar System, and Scientists Are Excited

A 'dark matter hurricane' sounds like something out of a comic book, but it's nevertheless real (as far as we know--dark matter is a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 1:53PM

UFOs Spotted by Pilots Over Ireland Now Under Official Investigation

This past Friday, a British Airways pilot radioed in to air traffic control at Ireland's Shannon Airport to inquire about something...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 12:24PM

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed 'It's Business Time'

After decades of NASA missions with names like "Apollo" and "Gemini," it's refreshing to see a space mission (or at least a rocket...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:42PM

NASA Shares Epic Image of Jupiter Taken During Recent Juno Flyby

Just before Halloween, NASA's Juno spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter, snapping images just 4,400 miles above the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:32PM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photos Of Supermassive Black Holes in the Midst of 'Hidden' Galactic Mergers

Few things are more powerful, cataclysmic, or vast than a merger between supermassive black holes, but galactic mergers are one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:49PM

Scientists Have Spotted A 'Cannibal Vampire Star' Escaping The Milky Way Galaxy

If there are galactic archaeologists, what about stellar homicide detectives? Scientists recently spotted a star called CPD 64°2731...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:17PM

Keep Your Eye On The Sky: NASA Braces For Three Huge Asteroids To Skim The Earth This Weekend

Is it good or bad things that come in threes? We'll find out soon enough: according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 12:42PM

Russia Plans to Populate Future Moonbase With Robotic 'Avatars'

NASA has already announced plans to establish a permanent base on the Moon (even if the Mars Society isn't too happy with them), but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 11:44AM