NASA's Mars Orbiter Suddenly Switches to Precautionary Standby Mode

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe hasn't had an easy time as of late.The MRO has spent the past decade living up to its name, as...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 2:15PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

ALMA Telescope Finds a Gaseous 'Donut' Around a Black Hole

While black holes aren't always the largest objects in the universe, even if they are the most massive, there are still some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 4:54PM

NASA Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite is Preparing For Its Upcoming Launch

Between the distant planets just found by Kepler, the seven Earth-like planets found last year in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:43PM

Watch Astronauts Fix Up a Robotic Hand Out in Space

It's been said before, but it's always worth saying again: tasks that sound simple in everyday life become much trickier out in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5000 Days on Mars With a New Discovery

When NASA's Opportunity rover first landed on Mars in 2004, it was expected to last around three months before it inevitably broke...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 8:57PM

Study Says Humanity Would Welcome News of Alien Life

Sharing has never been humanity's strong point, if the history of our species has been any indication. Weariness at this seemingly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 7:05PM

Was the Fireball Over Oregon More Than Just 'Space Junk'?

Wednesday night saw an unexpected, fiery visitor grace the skies above Oregon. A large, bright light was seen streaking above...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 6:36PM

Supermassive Black Holes Are Growing Faster Than the Galaxies Creating Them And We Don't Know Why

All things considered, the growth of a supermassive black hole might just be the most exciting race in the universe.Can a galaxy of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Space Station's Malfunctioning 'Robonaut' Will Be Sent Home For Repairs

The future of space travel is likely going to involve a lot of robots. As artificial intelligence and robotic bodies develop, it makes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:18PM

A Foul-Smelling Storm on Neptune is Mysteriously Fading Away

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness.When the storm was first discovered in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 6:45PM

Spacefest IX


The UAE Is Giving Away $500K for 'Innovative High-Risk' Space Projects

When Elon Musk launches a car into space, it's time to step up your space exploration game. Luckily for the United Arab Emirates,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 1:10PM

The Andromeda Galaxy Is on a Collision Course With the Milky Way

In about four billion years, we're going to see a collision of quite literally galactic proportions: the Milky Way and the Andromeda...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 11:23AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Scientists Warn Canceling WFIRST Telescope Could Cripple US Space Exploration

Last year, when Donald Trump came to power, it was quickly announced that many government-backed scientific endeavors would receive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:21AM

There is a Small Chance Elon Musk's Tesla Could Crash Back to Earth

Ever since SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket which just so happened to include a Tesla Roadster as its payload, there's been...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 9:34PM

Asteroid Mining Is Just the Beginning: What If We Could Mine a Diamond Planet?

Somewhere out among the stars, not that far from home, is a planet named 55 Cancri e, otherwise known as Janssen (which makes it sound...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:37AM

The Beautiful Rosette Nebula Is Your Valentine's Gift From the Universe

Has Valentine's Day left you feeling a little underwhelmed?Were you hoping for some mysterious stranger to announce their affection...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:37AM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM