Space

The Chinese Space Agency is About to Launch a Satellite to the Dark Side of the Moon

Eventually, China plans to land a rover on the dark side of the Moon, a first expedition into a lunar frontier which has gone...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 3:28PM

Upcoming 'Antares' Rocket Launch Might Be Visible All Along the U.S. East Coast

This Monday, May 21, 2018, will be business as usual for NASA as they launch another rocket carrying supplies to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 1:10PM

NASA Finds a Solution for Repairing the Curiosity Rover's Busted Drill on Mars

While Curiosity has been an effective Mars rover, both in what it's discovered and how it's become the anthropomorphized public face...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:36PM

The Hubble Telescope Completes an Impressive-Looking Ultraviolet Map of Nearby Galaxies

For all the time we've spent looking up into space, we still don't know a whole lot about our local cosmic neighborhood outside the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 1:01PM

NASA's Planet Hunting Satellite 'TESS' Sends Back Its First Photo From Space

Almost exactly a month ago, NASA launched TESS up into space, so that their "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite" could begin its...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Alien Exoplanet Season Changes May Be the Hidden Key to Finding Extraterrestrial Life

The search for extraterrestrial life doesn't begin and end with intercepting radio signals from a distant alien civilization--or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 1:34PM

Scientists Say the Cause of Mass Extinctions May Be Even Older Than Humanity

Apart from black holes, supernovae are one of the most destructive forces in the universe. If our Sun decided to suddenly explode, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:49PM

Is This App the Secret to Democratizing Real-Life Space Exploration for All of Humanity?

A couple years ago, Mars One made headlines by offering anyone the chance to become an astronaut. Unfortunately for its members, it...

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

Far-Off Oxygen Proves These Ancient Stars Formed Just After the Big Bang

We're fairly used to oxygen here on Earth, so it may not be initially clear why it's so exciting that astronomers found some out on...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 7:46PM

Astronomers Say They Found a Space-Laser Shooting Out of a Binary Star in the Ant Nebula

Back in the 1920s, theoretical astronomer and astrophysicist Donald Menzel identified Menzel 3, a nebula we now know as the Ant...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 1:33PM

New Study Says Octopus Eggs Came to Earth on a Comet From Space

Have you looked at octopi and other cephalopods recently? Like really looked at them? Words haven't been invented yet to accurately...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:36AM

Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

Despite several doomsday prophecies involving a hidden ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers (not doomsayers) may be the ones...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:19AM

Earth-Like Worlds Can Still Become Harsh 'Snowball Planets' Inside the Habitable Zone

As our search for Earth-like exoplanets (which are simply planets in other solar systems) continues, one of the key things we look for...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 6:55PM

Japanese Company ispace Says Its New 'Moon Valley' Ecosystem Could Save Earth

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, it was a dark, cold, inhospitable wasteland where one technical malfunction could mean...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 12:12PM

Planned 'Lunar Library' Will Send Millions of Wikipedia Pages to the Moon on Tiny Microfiche

Just in case something apocalyptic ever happened to Earth, wouldn't it be great if we had a backup collection of knowledge...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 7:09PM

This Ancient Black Hole Outshines the Entire Milky Way—And No One Can Explain It

Finding a black hole that's older than light itself is impressive (and more than a little unnerving). Finding a black hole that eats...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:58AM

Why the UAE Space Agency Says Its Mars Mission Is the Secret to Solving Earth's Biggest Problems

NASA hogs the spotlight whenever we talk about the future of space exploration, but with its bold, exciting plans for Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:33AM

The White House Just Shut Down NASA's Best Tool for Fighting Climate Change

While mostly known for their work in space, NASA does a lot of important work in Earth sciences as well, with their Carbon Monitoring...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 7:32PM

The Groundbreaking Discovery You've Never Heard Of: Why Astronomy's Biggest Problem is Too Much Data

The biggest scientific breakthrough of our time might be buried under too much information.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:02PM

Did We Just Prove There's Life in Stephen Hawking's Multiverse? New Scientific Study on Dark Energy Says There's a Chance

A new study on dark energy might completely debunk the multiverse theory. Is this universe really the only one?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 11:42AM