Space

Stephen Hawking Says We Have 1,000 Years to Leave Earth

Stephen Hawking's latest prediction for humanity is bleak, to say the least. The renowned theoretical physicist gave a speech on...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 2:37PM

How Would Humanity Handle the Events of "Arrival"?

Last weekend, sci-fi blockbuster Arrival opened in theaters, thrilling audiences with beautiful action sequences of alien spaceships...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 5:36PM

How to Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower on Thursday

The Leonid meteor shower peaks every year in the early morning of November 17, offering stargazers a fantastic opportunity to see a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 1:55PM
Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 10:37AM

2020 Asteroid Deflection Mission Could Prevent Armageddon

The European Space Agency and NASA have teamed up to take down one of Earth's biggest threats - asteroids. In 2013, the Chelyabinsk...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 2:06PM

The Most Spectacular Pictures of Last Night's Supermoon

Early this morning, the so-called "supermoon," the Moon's closest approach to Earth since 1948, reached its peak. The Earth's...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 4:39PM

The James Webb Space Telescope is Finally Complete

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was conceptualized two decades ago and has faced setbacks that have changed it’s estimated...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 7:37PM

Astronomers Discover Canyons and Rivers of Liquid Methane on Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has always been a mystery, especially because its dense atmosphere wouldn't allow astronomers to peek at its...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 3:15PM

A New Technology Could Help NASA Detect Life on Mars

David Bowie's hit song Life on Mars has never been more relevant--everybody's talking about Mars, making plans to go to Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 3:27PM

Stephen Hawking's "Breakthrough Listen" Project Is Investigating A Possible Alien Megastructure

Stephen Hawking has been pretty explicit about what he thinks of contacting aliens: if they call, don't answer. Hawking is also one of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 2:18PM

Don't Get Excited About Those "Alien Signals" Just Yet

Today, a study was published that announced the news we've all been waiting for: aliens are trying to talk to us. More specifically,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 4:21PM

NASA Astronaut Talks the Mind-Blowing Views on the Far Side of the Moon

Apollo 11 gets a lot of credit (and rightly so) for being the first space mission to land humans on the moon, but not so many people...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 3:44PM

Columbia Memorial Space Center Holds a "Spooky Science Night" for Halloween

Between sci-fi horror movies and an excuse to cosplay, Halloween is a gold mine for sci-fi fans, but Columbia Memorial Space Center is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 1:56PM

NASA Just Found the Crash Site of the Lost ExoMars Lander

Bye, Schiaparelli. The lost ESA lander from the ExoMars mission has just been found - or at least its crash site was. Although we...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 5:50PM

4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space - And Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 4 of 4)

The following post is the fourth of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere. Their efforts to overcome the obstacles...

Exosphere
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 12:23PM

UPDATED: The ExoMars Mission Lander Just Fell Through Mars' Atmosphere - Did It Survive?

It's been a big month for interplanetary exploration--first Elon Musk announces his plans to colonize Mars with an Interplanetary...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 2:21PM

Here's an Awesome Chart Comparing the Dawn Spacecraft and a TIE Fighter

Star Wars is often viewed more as a space fantasy than a relatively true-to-life speculative fiction in the vein of Star Trek (unless...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 11:05AM

Sorry, Aspiring Moon Colonists--The Moon Will Kill You

We love the Moon almost as much as Duncan Jones' film about it (and the upcoming sequel). And with Elon Musks' recent plan to colonize...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 October 2016 - 2:51PM

4 Reasons Why We Don't Explore Space - And Why They Aren't Reasons At All (Part 3 of 4)

The following post is the third of a four-part series developed by our partners at Exosphere. Their efforts to overcome the obstacles...

Exosphere
Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 11:47AM

Here's What Mars Would Look Like With Water

Mars is on everybody's minds, from Elon Musk's plan to make humanity a multiplanetary species to President Obama's announcement that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:55PM