Space

NASA Delays the Launch Of Their Planet Hunting TESS Spacecraft

Going against initial plans to launch their Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS for short) this evening by around 6:30 p.m....

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 6:49PM

NASA Is Creating the First-Ever Cosmic GPS for Spaceships and Lost Astronauts

This past week saw the release of the new Netflix sci-fi series Lost in Space, but soon real-life astronauts won't have to worry...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 1:06PM

Astronomers Say an Asteroid Snuck Up on Us and Almost Hit Earth Yesterday

Five years ago, the 10,000-ton, 56-foot Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia with the force of 30 atomic bombs. Yesterday, an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:23AM

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower When It Passes Through the Night Sky

For the rest of April, you'll have a good chance of seeing some shooting stars as the Lyrid meteor shower comes through this...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 11:06AM

Jeff Bezos' Aerospace Company 'Blue Origin' is Close To Winning U.S. Military Funding

Blue Origin might not be as big of a player in the current space race as other companies like SpaceX or Boeing, but it does have a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 4:12PM

NASA Will Soon Launch Their State-of-the-Art TESS Telescope to Find Habitable Exoplanets

Early next week, NASA will launch their Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — or TESS, for short — from Cape Canaveral aboard a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 2:42PM

Boeing Also Plans to Send Humans to Mars, and Wants to Retrieve Elon Musk's Tesla

SpaceX and Boeing, being competing aerospace companies in a brand new space race, have naturally developed a rivalry.And when SpaceX...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 7:26PM

See a Tour of Jupiter's North Pole Cyclones From NASA's Juno Space Probe

The space probe Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016 (after leaving Earth back in 2011), and it's mostly known for sending back...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 6:22PM

A Neutron Star 'Glitching' is Finally Recorded By Astronomers After Three Years of Waiting

Neutron stars are definitely not the largest objects in the universe, but they are the most massive (aside from black holes).A typical...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 8:19PM

NASA Releases an Impressive New Video Showing a 4K Tour of the Moon

We're finally having conversations about sending humans back to the Moon for the first time since the 1970s, although nobody has put...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 6:34PM

Large 'Hole' in The Sun Will Cause a Geomagnetic Storm and Flashier Auroras

Looks like our sun has a hole in it again. It's a little too cosmically enormous to patch up, and it'll eventually go away, but Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 8:29PM

Neighboring Star Proxima Centauri Roasts an Exoplanet With a Solar Flare

Located in one of the closest star systems to our own at just 4.2 lightyears away, the exoplanet Proxima b seemed like a great...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 7:16PM

The Strangest 3D Printer of All Time Just Solved One of Space Exploration's Biggest Problems

The biggest pain surrounding printing anything--whether in 2D or 3D--is making sure you've got enough printer material.Whether you're...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 11:59AM

It's Your Last Chance to See 'Jupiter's Triangle' in the Night Sky Til 2030

Stargazing into the night sky with a powerful telescope is cool and all, but we prefer the kind of constellation tracking that can be...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 11:11AM

The Hubble Telescope Finds a Light Warping 'Einstein Ring' in Distant Galaxy Cluster

The galaxy cluster SDSS J0146-0929 is absolutely enormous, with hundreds of galaxies in close proximity and caught in each others'...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 5:01PM

NASA's First Mission to The Sun is Entering Its Final Preparations Before Launch

There isn't much that can approach a powerful star like the sun without burning up from the heat. And that's part of what makes the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 1:48PM

The Matara Crater on Mars Has Amazing Gullies That Look Like a Painting

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) may be on its last legs as it continues to break down, but it's still capable of sending back...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 3:28PM

A Ring Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud Conceals a Well-Hidden Neutron Star

As one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, you would think we'd see an entire star hiding inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 12:06PM

Here's How New York City Would Look if Stars Were Visible in the Night Sky

Like any other bustling metropolis, it's impossible to see much in New York's night sky beyond the Moon and whatever clouds are...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 8:04PM

SpaceX Can No Longer Broadcast Video From Space Due to an Archaic Law

SpaceX has streamed video from space plenty of times — after all, one of the most memorable parts of their Falcon Heavy launch was...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 6:29PM