Space

Rest In Space: NASA Officially Retires Kepler Telescope As It Runs Out of Fuel

It's a day we all knew was coming, but now that it is actually here we're a little sad about it. According to Gizmodo, NASA...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 11:59AM

Scientists Are Looking Exploring Hibernation for Space Travel, Just Like 'Alien'

Everybody knows that familiar scene in sci-fi movies where the camera pans over a row of cryogenic chambers containing the crew...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:39PM

Watch NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Parachute Deploy at Twice the Speed of Sound

What's big, strong, and faster than the speed of sound? Well, it's not Superman because he doesn't exist. Sorry. It's actually the new...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 11:11AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

This Is Your Brain on Space — Study Shows Lasting Effects of Cosmonaut Life

Being an astronaut (or cosmonaut) is still considered one of the coolest jobs ever to kids of all ages, but there may be a negative...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:17AM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

NASA Shares Trippy Images of Gas Bubbles Forming in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Between 4,200 and 5,500 light years away from Earth in the constellation Scorpius lies a nebula with a familiar shape for those who...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:41PM

It Works For Everything: NASA Fixes Hubble Telescope By Turning it Off and Back On

After checking to make sure that it is plugged in and receiving power, one of the first steps in electronics troubleshooting is to...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 12:07PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

NASA Goes Full Nerd, Names Constellations After The Hulk, Godzilla, and the TARDIS

The naming of constellations is serious business. The ones you're probably most familiar with like the Big Dipper, Sagittarius, and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:17PM

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Massive Proto-Supercluster of Galaxies in the Early Universe

Using the VIMOS instrument (VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph) on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, an international team of...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:46PM

Former NASA Artist in Residence Laurie Anderson Creates an Immersive VR Moon Installation

Some lucky astronauts and a handful of very rich people will soon be traveling into space and around the moon, but what about the rest...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:56AM

The Newly Discovered Star CI Tau Challenges Our Current Models for Star Systems

It must be hard to be an astronomer or astrophysicist--every week, a new discovery (like Swift J0243.6+6124) seems to challenge their...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:08PM

A Dutch Artist/Engineer Is Using Giant Green Lasers to Track Space Junk Orbiting the Earth

We may think of space as a vast, untouched frontier, but the truth is that there's already about 18 million pounds of junk floating...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1:04PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM