Space

NASA's New Ion Thruster Breaks Testing Records Paving the Way to Mars

Exploring Mars just got a whole lot easier.   One does not simply fly to Mars using borrowed tech from other space missions. Before...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 11:28AM

Mars' Electric Moon May Spell Havoc for Future Missions

Mars has never been an easy destination, and exploring the Red Planet may be even harder than previously thought, according to a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:49AM

NASA Discovers Earth Has a Second Moon

This is why we love NASA. Just when you think we've learned everything we can about something as seemingly predictable as the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:21AM

This Is Why We Haven't Contacted Aliens Yet, Says a Planetary Scientist

One of the most important questions mankind has ever asked may finally have an answer.Are we alone in the universe?    Of course,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:20AM

Newly-Found Lunar Cave Is an Ideal Spot for a Moon Base

Ever since NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos announced a joint plan to return to the moon, there's been a renewed interest...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 4:31PM

NASA Extends the Dawn Spacecraft's Mission at Ceres Indefinitely

As the largest object in the wide asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the dwarf planet Ceres has been a point of interest for NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:53PM

An Inflatable Space Habitat Might Be Launched Into the Moon's Orbit

The big problem with space is that there's not much legroom. Well, okay, there's actually a lot of legroom (that's why it's called...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 7:37PM

Virgin Galactic Will Launch People Into Space "in About 4 Months," Says Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic will finally launch a human into space in just four months, Virgin founder Richard Branson announced today.  ...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 11:10AM

How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend

It's been a great week for stargazing — and it's about to get even better as the Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 10:24AM

7 NASA Projects That Prove The Future of Space Isn’t Privatized

With all the talk about SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and every other company that's planning to launch themselves into space, it's easy to...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 8:37PM

Uranus Will Be Visible With the Naked Eye Tonight

There's nothing funny about going outside tonight to look at Uranus.Amateur stargazing is always hit-and-miss. Cloud cover, light...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 10:25AM

NASA Nanotubes Promise Hypersonic Planes That Can Fly Across US in Under 1 Hour

Picture this: You've scheduled two business meetings in New York and LA, and they're just one hour apart.Time to cancel one of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 10:35AM

Cassini Just Solved the Mystery of What Saturn's Rings Are Made Of

Space probe Cassini continues to teach us new secrets even from beyond the grave. The spacecraft may have met its fiery end in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:45AM

NASA's New Ion Thruster Could Make Space Travel 8 Times Faster

While science fiction has always promised us a world where we can travel fast enough to zip off among the stars, warp speed is still...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:19AM

Astronomers Witness Two Neutron Stars Merging and Creating Gold, Platinum

It's crazy to think just how significant the recent discovery of gravitational waves has been to our understanding of the universe....

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 7:06PM

All of Elon Musk's Bold Predictions For the Future In One Infographic

If someone ran up to you on the street and told you computers with artificial intelligence are going to kill us all by 2040, you'd...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 11:23AM

This Photo May Finally Reveal How Planets Are Formed

As much as we may have learned over the past few thousand years of studying the stars, there's still a lot we don't know.One big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:50AM

Here's How Elon Musk Will Build the "Transcontinental Railway" to Mars

We know Elon Musk really wants to put people on Mars — it turns out he wants them to be comfortable too. In addition to existing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:10AM

NASA Suspects a Ninth Planet Could Be in Our Solar System's Outer Edges

Starting last year, it's been suggested by some astronomers that a large, undiscovered planet could be orbiting at the far end...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 2:04PM

Saturn's Moon Titan Has Crazier Methane Rainstorms Than Previously Thought

Titan is seen by many members of the stargazing community as a kind of Promised Land; a distant location that may be the first place...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 7:40PM