Space

exoplanets

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Space

This Is What the Sun’s North Pole Looks Like

The Sun's poles remain mysterious, but scientists are poring over past imaging data to construct artificial images of what they look like.
Jordan Pearson
12.3.18
blazars

This is How Many Photons Are in the Entire Observable Universe

Researchers from Clemson University used almost a decade of gamma ray data to map the entire observable universe for the very first time.
Caroline Haskins
11.29.18
Space

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

“This is real.”
Jordan Pearson
11.23.18
Space

Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic

A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Becky Ferreira
11.19.18
Space

The National Space Council Is Pushing for a 2028 Moon Mission

A potential mission to the moon in 2028 was pitched at a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday in response to pressure from President Trump.
Caroline Haskins
11.16.18
election day

Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections

A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
ALIENS

Scientists Who Discovered Blunt-Shaped Asteroid Say It Is Almost Definitely Not Aliens

A letter from Harvard University scholars asserts that the blunt-shaped ‘Oumuamua object may be an alien probe, but the scientists who rolled the spliff are killing the buzz.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
Halloween

Look At These Super Nerdy Jack-o-Lanterns from NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

NASA engineers created robotic jousting pumpkins and lots of space-themed entries.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.18
outer space

US Commercial Space Program in Jeopardy After Botched Launch

After an engine failure this morning, American and Russian administrators are rushing to find the cause of the problem so they can replace the crew of the ISS before 2019.
Caroline Haskins
10.12.18
soyuz

Crewed Mission to the ISS Makes Emergency Landing Minutes After Launch

Two astronauts had to make an emergency landing this morning after an engine failure on a joint US-Russian mission to the ISS.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.18
jeff bezos

Jeff Bezos Is Planning to Ship ‘Several Metric Tons of Cargo’ to the Moon

Blue Origin signed a letter of intent with two German space companies to deliver supplies to the Moon by 2023.
Caroline Haskins
10.4.18
Newer01182Older