Space

Watch As Space Junk Is Captured By A Lightning-Fast Galactic Net For The First Time Ever

According to estimates, there are over 7600 tons of "space junk" floating around Earth right now. It's a serious problem that needs to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:34PM

A Disturbance In The Force: "Galactic Archaeologists" Find Ancient Spiral Patterns Embedded In The Milky Way Galaxy

Last April the ESA Gaia satellite released its first big dump of data, which gave astronomers the brightness, distances, and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 1:11PM

The NASA TESS Spacecraft Just Discovered Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Orbiting A Star Sixty Light Years Away

Earlier this week, we got to see the TESS spacecraft's "first light" images – the first photos a telescope takes after being fully...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:34PM

A New Study Claims the Strongest Material in the Universe May Be 'Nuclear Pasta'

When Stephen Hawking coined the term "spaghettification" to describe what happens when you're sucked into a black hole, we doubt he...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 1:05PM

Scientists are Baffled by Strange Infrared Signal Emanating from Space

Another day, another weird signal coming from deep in space that scientists can't really explain. NASA reports that a strange signal...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:53PM

NASA's TESS Space Telescope Just Captured Its First 'Official' Images of the Stars

Last May, NASA's TESS spacecraft (short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) took its first test photo of the cosmos, but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:32PM

Scientists Discover Over a Dozen 'Ice Volcanoes' on the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

There's a lot of weird stuff floating around in space, including interstellar grease and at least one asteroid worth about $700...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 12:30PM

A Japanese Billionaire Art Collector Is the Star Passenger For SpaceX's Upcoming Moon Trip

As we get closer to the idea of space tourism becoming a reality, the one constant question has been: "Who is rich enough to afford...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:50AM

Why You Shouldn't Get High in Space, According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Getting high while you're getting high—it's the easiest stoner joke to make about pilots or astronauts hypothetically consuming a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 10:33AM

CSI Mars: How Murder Investigations and Policing Would Work On a New Planet

No matter the time or place, if there's one thing that history has taught us it's that human beings are dirtbags. We have been killing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 12:32PM

[WATCH] SpaceX Will Reveal Their Plan to Send a Private Passenger Around the Moon Today

Despite the scandals swirling around Elon Musk, which now range from smoking a spliff on a live podcast to calling a British cave...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:54AM

Trekkies Rejoice! Astronomers Have Found Spock's Home World, Planet Vulcan... Sort Of

According to a recent study led by University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge and published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 1:19PM

Scientists Now Claim Earth's Closest Exoplanet May Be Able To Sustain Life After All

Could we be one step closer to finally putting this cursed rock we call Earth in our rearview forever and moving on to a new world?...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 1:31PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

The ISS Captured This Mind-Boggling Video While Flying Over Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 11:39AM

This Moon Landing Brought to You By... NASA Announces That They Might Be Putting Ads on Rockets

A lot of cyberpunk books and movies imagine a future where corporations control not just Earth, but the stars, too. It always seemed a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 10:58AM

Artificial Intelligence Has Detected 72 Radio Signals From a Mysterious Source In Space

Among the greatest mysteries in radio astronomy are things called FRBs, which stands for fast radio bursts. They are short, very...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:21AM

Two Galaxies Collided to Create a Ring of Black Holes... Or Neutron Stars

A while ago, we reported on Sean Raymond's fascinating research into whether Isaac Asimov's fictional planet Kalgash (which was bathed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 10:44AM

The Bright Green Comet 21P Can Be Seen Using Only A Pair Of Binoculars

Did you see that?According to EarthSky, comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner made its closest approach to our planet in over seven decades. The...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 12:52PM

Pluto Is A Planet Again: Florida Astronomers Discover The Hidden Reason Behind A Fatal Flaw In The Old Definition

For some, Pluto always has been and always will be the ninth planet in our solar system. Back in 2006, the International...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 11:57AM