#space

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby… and it might be habitable

Forget Mars, scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized, possibly habitable, planet just 11 light years away. Known as Ross 128b, the newly discovered..

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Proxima Centauri: Our Closest Cosmic Neighbour May Have an Entire Solar System We Never Knew About

Just last year, scientists announced they had spotted a planet orbiting the star nearest our sun, Proxima Centauri. The discovery is described in a new paper accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. "It’s the first indication o

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

10 Spacetime Mysteries That Quantum Gravity Could Solve

We travel through spacetime every day, but still don't really know how it works.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA Twin Study: Year in Space Changed Scott Kelly All the Way to His DNA

In the space agency’s Twins Study—which investigates the effects of space travel on human health—researchers found that being in space encourages methylation, which is the biological process of switching genes on and off. “Some of the most exciti

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

From meteor showers to a supermoon: 5 astronomy events you won't want to miss this fall

The longer autumn nights will feature many notable celestial events that stargazers can mark down on their calendars.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Juno Jupiter Images: NASA Captures Gas Giant in Incredible Detail During Close Approach

Each flyby, a community of Jupiter fans that spans the globe chooses what features JunoCam should focus its lens on. Occasionally more of the frame is black than Jupiter. Here, the image processor was particularly intrigued by the dark ring visible just

Miscellaneous | Stuff I Like

The Art of Space Art

A history of the thriving subgenre of imagining what the surfaces of other planets look like.

News | The News

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended - CNN

Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Betelgeuse: The impending Supernova you need to know about

Check out this incredible video of the Betelgeuse 'killer' star - 1,400 times larger than our Sun that would swallow up Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and even Jupiter. The Betelgeuse star is a famous one among amateur astronomers not only for its size and b

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Hubble Telescope Views Blistering Pitch-Black Planet WASP-12b

Twice the size of any planet in our solar system, WASP-12b has the capability to trap at least 94% of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Follow Cassini’s final moments before it plunges into Saturn

For the last thirteen years, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, sending back extraordinary images and data from the ringed planet and its moons.

History | History

5 Groundbreaking Firsts That Your History Books Lied About

It turns out that a whole lot of famous firsts are credited to the wrong people, due to politics, bad luck, or outright lies.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Air Force's 'rods from god' could hit with the force a nuclear weapon — but with no fallout

A bundle of telephone-pole sized tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching up to 10 times the speed of sound.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

America's longest-orbiting female astronaut has safely returned home

After spending 665 days whizzing 254 miles above the surface of Earth aboard the International Space Station, Astronaut Peggy Whitson has successfully reentered the atmosphere and set down safely in Kazakhstan.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first stage cores

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might make that promised November launch.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

The Matter with Dark Matter

How do scientists know there's a mysterious substance called "dark matter" that dominates our universe? An astrophysicist explains.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes

The observable Universe is an extremely big place, measuring an estimated 91 billion light-years in diameter. As a result, astronomers are forced to rely on powerful instruments to see faraway objects. But even these are sometimes limited, and must be paired with a technique known as gravitational lensing.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's voyager spacecraft still sending data back to Earth after 40 years in operation

NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are coming up on their 40-year anniversaries of exploration this August and September.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Ripples In Spacetime: From Einstein To LIGO And Beyond

There's a new book out on gravitational waves, and it covers the history, science, people, and possibilities unlike any other.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

A space history auction on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing fetched boatloads of cash. Here are some of the strangest items sold.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Distant Kuiper Belt Object Observed By New Horizons NASA Team In Argentina

NASA researchers with the New Horizons team captured new images of a Kuiper Belt object over the weekend.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

SpaceX's long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket is just one of a handful of heavy-lift rockets being developed by companies and NASA.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This Aurora GIF From NASA Will Leave You Speechless

It's pretty easy to be continually in awe of space and new discoveries around it, but every now and then, NASA outdoes itself. This time it comes from a time-lapse video the organization released on June 30, showcasing the aurora australis lights in

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might...

Science & Technology | Science

Mars' version of Niagara Falls is pretty intense

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a new photo of what could be evidence of a 'lava fall' on Mars.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA’s latest Jupiter image will blow you away

This image, taken by the Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam, was snapped in May as the spacecraft raced passed Jupiter. I don’t have to tell you that it’s a spectacular and breathtaking look at the gas giant. Like the other incredible pictures we’ve seen o

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Elon Musk: SpaceX may launch its biggest and most powerful rocket in 3 months

Elon Musk has broken some tantalizing news about the biggest rocket ever built by his company...

Science & Technology | Science

NASA Rocket Launch Will Create Blue-Green and Red Clouds on Sunday

As long as the weather holds—the launch has been postponed four times already.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

2017 Full Moon Calendar

Calendar with dates and times for the full moons of 2017.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Trappist Solar System Formed As Planets Moved To Warmer Climate

The seven Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 solar system formed as their pieces moved toward the star and ice melted into water.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Lockheed Martin Announces Progress in Hypersonic SR-72 Aircraft Program

Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs discussed the future of the SR-71 Blackbird's successor: a Mach 6 strike and reconnaissance aircraft.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This is Jupiter? Giant planet surprises scientists in Juno’s first flybys

Scientists with the NASA Juno mission have released the findings from the spacecraft’s first two orbits around Jupiter — and the results are unlike anything they expected.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Teenager Just Built The World's Lightest Satellite - And NASA's Launching It

An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is reportedly the world's lightest satellite device - NASA has also agreed to launch it next month.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Found: A Neptune-sized planet with sulfur-rich clouds and a watery atmosphere

Astronomers discover a distant plant that would feel "like D.C. on a really horrible summer day."

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Comfort Food Is the Only Way We'll Make It to Mars

Engineering feats aside, we'll need creature comforts if we're ever going to survive in deep space.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Giant ring of galaxies scattered during Andromeda flyby challenges Einstein's theory of gravity

A huge ring of galaxies spanning 10 billion light years is challenging Albert Einstein's theory of gravity. In two papers, one published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and the other currently under review, scientists observed th

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Superluminal Speeds (faster than light)

This video features Professor Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham explaining a star appearing to a break the faster than light law.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA’s Saturn spacecraft just delivered photos so stunning you’ll think they’re fake

NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to delivery some truly jaw-dropping photographs from Saturn, and its most recent "Grand Finale" dive between the planet's rings has produced some of its most striking eye candy yet.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's Trappist-1 Planets Could Be Seeding Each Other with Alien Life

In February, NASA announced the discovery of seven potentially habitable planets within the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, just 40 light years from Earth. Scientists have now discovered that if life does exist it could be passed between the planets via space d

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White

NASA has finally answered a long-standing question: all but one of the six American flags on the Moon are still standing up. Everyone is now proudly talking about it. The only problem is that they aren't American flags anymore.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Top 10 Facts About The Apollo Mission That NASA Wanted To Keep Secret

Getting to the Moon was a fantastic achievement, and the technology was amazing. It also had the added complication of involving human beings. At the time,

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Why Are the Mountains on Mars So Much Taller Than Those on Earth? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Cassini spacecraft to dive inside Saturn's rings for mission finale

NASA is preparing to send its long-lived Cassini probe into the unexplored region between Saturn and its rings for a scientific grand finale before the spacecraft's suicidal plunge into the planet, space officials said on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino rep

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars. The spacecraft are continuing to beam amazing images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the pr

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronomers are set to peer into a black hole and take a picture of its event horizon

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Black holes are regions of space inside which the pull of gravity is so st

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

Mars used to be a warm, wet world, filled with oceans, rivers, and maybe even life. But no longer. Here’s how it happened.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Juno spooks NASA, sends back wild images from Jupiter

Risk averse NASA has decided to keep its spacecraft Juno on the looonnnggg orbit of Jupiter. Earlier in February, the agency said it didn't want to risk firing the spacecraft's engines and bring it in for a closer zip around the mega-planet. Meanwhile, th

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space buffs drool as NASA announces a major 'discovery beyond our solar system'

NASA will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system. The even will begin at 1 p.m. ET. The public are invited to ask questions via Twitter with the hashtag #askNASA.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Supernova spotted just hours after explosion

The first moments of a supernova — the spectacular explosion that marks the death of massive stars — have been spotted for the first time, astronomers announced Monday.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of the Apollo moon program.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's Moonwalking Apollo Astronauts: Then and Now

Only 18 people have flown on missions to the moon. Here are the astronauts of NASA's Apollo manned journeys to the lunar surface.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies - CNN.com

Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday.

News | Interesting Stories

Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017), He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Land On Titan With Huygens in Beautiful New Video

On December 25, 2004, the piggybacking Huygens probe was released from the ‘mothership’ Cassini spacecraft and it arrived at Titan on January 14, 2005. The

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A theory that challenges Newton's and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test — Quartz

Margot Brouwer of Leiden University is brave—and you need to be, if you're challenging Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton in one fell swoop. Brouwer and her colleagues believe that the laws of gravity, as determined by Newton and further expanded by Einst

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Resource Furniture: Italian-Designed Space Saving Furniture - YouTube

Ron Barth, President of Resource Furniture (www.resourcefurniture.com/space-savers), demonstrates and explains their amazing line of Italian-designed space-s...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Six more fast radio bursts have been discovered coming from the same mystery cosmic source

Repeating FRBs came from same location far beyond the Milky Way where 10 had previously been detected.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen

At first scientists thought the inconceivably bright flare was a supernova, but it turned out to be a far crazier cosmic collision

History | History

John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

In a time before any human had traveled in space, Glenn and his colleagues staked their lives on something that seemed impossible.

News | Interesting Stories

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What does outer space sound like? Hear NASA's satellite symphony at the Huntington

It could be the start of a Steven Spielberg sci-fi film: A boy walks into a shimmering, aluminum garden pavilion surrounded by lush palms and succulent-lined footpaths. A lizard scurries across the dirt floor and over his sneaker-clad toes. There’s a ma

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This surreal image of Saturn is not a painting

The new image shows off Saturn's hexagonal jet stream in the planet's north pole.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible ET Signal From Space

The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The hunt for Planet Nine reveals some strange, far-out objects

Astronomers hunting for Planet Nine have found some 50 new objects lying beyond the orbit of Neptune – including a few that may help them track down this elusive, distant world.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Just 4.2 light-years away, scientists spot a rocky, Earth-like planet that could have liquid water

Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot. Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they’ve found one, sitting smack in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How to track poverty from space

Using computers and satellites researchers can see just how poor an area is, which can help get resources to the areas with the most need.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Watching a star explode after 'hibernating' - CNN.com

Amidst the billions of stars in the Milky Way, astronomers have witnessed the evolution of one as it exploded in a classical nova after hibernating for years.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Deep space travel might blow your mind, but it could be bad for your heart

Bad news would-be astronauts: Traveling into deep space could be bad for your heart.

Science & Technology | Science

Deep Space Radiation Caused Heart Problems For Apollo Astronauts - NBC News

The rate of heart disease is greater among the astronauts of the Apollo space program.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Third Man Records wants to play the first record in outer space · Newswire · The A.V. Club

How have we as a global society made it to the year 2016 without having dedicated the resources and effort needed to play a record in outer space for nobody to hear? It seems crazy, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true. The good news, however, is that Jack White’s Third Man Records is in the process of righting that wrong.

Science & Technology | Technology

NASA astronauts head underwater to simulate Mars missions

Once a year, NASA's astronauts make a big change -- trading their vocation of conducting scientific experiments in space for one of underwater research. For the...

History | History

Here are eight things you might not know about the moon - Business Insider

Forty-seven years later, we're still learning new things about Earth's dusty companion. And some of the things that we do know about it are pretty...

Science & Technology | Technology

NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. What could possibly go wrong?

NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on Mars at will. I'm sure it will use this power responsibly.

Entertainment | Astrology

Pluto Generation Planet in Capricorn | March 2023 | Uranus Aries Aspect

Pluto has been traveling through the sign of Capricorn since January 25th 2008. The change of signs created a formal emergence of the economical crisis we saw manifest in 2008. Most importantly, pl…

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

11 Ways Space Travel Will Change in the Next Decade | Mental Floss

So long, space race; hello, international cooperation. Here are 11 ways we can expect space programs to change over the next 10 years.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

NASA’s ‘armored tank’ Juno ventures into a fierce realm of radiation, hunting for Jupiter’s secrets

Heidi Becker crept through the darkened, empty hallways of a Parisian hospital, rolling a cart full of lead bricks. In a radiology treatment room, she positioned the bricks around a device that she placed in the crosshairs of an electron-shooting linear a

Science & Technology | Science

NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

The quasi-satellite technically orbits around the sun but dances around the earth in the process.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Why do we really need space travel?

To paraphrase Einstein 'Passion without science is blind, and science without passion is lame'. The case for human expansion into the cosmos is ...

Science & Technology | Science

Where's the Edge of the Universe?

The universe is expanding, but what's it expanding into? Nothing! Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains this baffling concept, plus how the universe can expand but not have an edge.

Science & Technology | Science

This comet looks like a sprinkler twirling through space

The Hubble recorded images as a jet burst off a comet as it made its way around the sun.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

4 Ways to Toss Things With No Regrets

You need to take back your space. Here's how to set your mind to the task.

Science & Technology | Science

SpaceX announces plan to send mission to Mars in 2018 – Spaceflight Now

Elon Musk’s space transport company — chartered with a long-term goal of colonizing Mars — plans to send the first commercial mission to the red planet as soon as 2018 with assistance from NASA, SpaceX announced Wednesday.

Science & Technology | Science

Photographer snaps thrilling space station image from his backyard - CNET

An amateur astrophotographer takes on the challenge of getting a stunning shot of the ISS and succeeds. It's all in the timing.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

​Scott Kelly shrinks after return to Earth - CNN.com

Astronaut Scott Kelly grew taller in space but shrunk back to normal height in little more than a day.

Science & Technology | Science

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body | The Verge

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in...

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

The 12 Greatest Challenges for Space Exploration | WIRED

From space madness to crash landings, here's how we'll beat the 13 most difficult challenges to space exploration.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Apollo 14 astronaut (and UFO seeker) Edgar Mitchell dies

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has died at the age of 85, according to reports that emerged on the 45th anniversary of his first moonwalk.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Watch the History of the Apollo Program

LThe Internet Archive has a trove of documentaries about NASA's Apollo Program, produced by NASA in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The blog Silver in a Haystack is dedicated to finding this kind of thing—great, free films available online from the Archive. A year ago, the blog highlighted this 12-part series of Apollo documentaries (including download links to those available online). The author of Silver in a Haystack wrote:

Science & Technology | Science & Space

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon - The Daily Beast

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

NASA Studies High Clouds, Saharan Dust from EPIC View | NASA

From a dusty atmosphere stretching across the Atlantic Ocean to daily views of clouds at sunrise, a new NASA camera keeping a steady eye on the sunlit side of Earth is yielding new insights about our changing planet.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Critical Rocket Launch Will Help Crown the Winner of the New Space Race | WIRED

Private rocket-builders are competing for a NASA contract to supply the International Space Station. First they have to get there.

Science & Technology | Science

40 Years Ago, Earth Beamed Its First Postcard to the Stars – Phenomena: No Place Like Home

Forty years ago, on Nov. 16, 1974, Earth beamed its first postcard to the stars. The message left our home planet on a warm and sticky day in Puerto Rico and has been flying through the galaxy at t…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This Is the Largest Image of Space Ever Taken

That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a composite of 268 individual images taken from the university's observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

Science & Technology | Science

Mars Colonies Possible Using Local Materials For 3D Printed Habitats - Our Explorers

This Mars-based habitat uses a pole-like robot with autonomous arms to access raw Martian materials for 3D printing construction - a truly innovative design.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out... Read Full Post

Science & Technology | Science

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution | The Verge

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800...

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek Nichelle Nichols' Out-of-This-World Trek in Tweets and Pics

Star Trek News - Nichelle Nichols ventured into skies earlier this week as part of NASA's SOFIA mission, and StarTrek.com has compiled her tweets and photos about the experience.

Science & Technology | Tech

Four space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime - Telegraph

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Say it ain't so: 6 Mars hoaxes you keep falling for

Every year in August, the same Mars message circulates across the Internet: The Red Planet will appear "as big as the full moon" in the sky, as seen with the naked eye. The problem is, it's not true: Skywatchers won't be able to see a "double moon" in the late August sky.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Must See: The World's Wonders from Space

Three astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station after taking amazing space photos.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian” - Quartz

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan's 2014 film Interstellar for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: The Martian, based on the bestselling book of th

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup StemRad To Protect Astronauts From Radiation In Space

Israeli startup StemRad has partnered with US defense giant Lockheed-Martin to develop a gamma-ray shielding vest for use in deep-space missions.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

New Horizons data hint at underground ocean

Pluto wears its heart on its sleeve, and that has scientists gleaning intriguing new facts about its geology and climate. Recent data from NASA's New Horizons probe—which passed within 7,800 miles of the surface on July 14—have revealed striking featu

Science & Technology | Science

Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit by Smithsonian Institution — Kickstarter

Smithsonian Institution is raising funds for Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on Kickstarter! A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Pluto is stunning in latest color close-up from Nasa

Close-up images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft are combined with color data to paint a new and surprising portrait of the dwarf planet, Nasa said

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Famed Physicist Shuts Down Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists In 1 Brilliant Tweet

Monday was the 46th anniversary of the first lunar landing, yet a small fringe still believes the whole thing was a hoax. According to the conspiracy theory, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on a soundstage

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Latest New Horizons picture of Charon: oddly familiar

The New Horizons team released one more picture from Tuesday's encounter, one of three high-resolution images from a mosaic that crossed the center of Charon's disk, and it took me a while to figure out what it reminded me of.

News | From CNN

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water - CNN.com

The first zoomed-in image of Pluto was released on Wednesday, showing Pluto's surface has wide smooth areas, lumpy terrain and large mountains.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Pluto: Nasa's New Horizons probe makes flyby nine years after leaving Earth!

Nasa’s probe makes history on Tuesday as the first spacecraft ever to reach distant dwarf planet - the last unexplored world in solar system

History | History

The Apollo mission space patches were out of this world (sorry)

Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova wore the very first spacesuit patch in 1963 for the Vostok 6 mission. Fun fact: Her orange coverall hid the patch from public view. NASA continued the tradition in 1965 when Gordon Cooper, the command pilot on Gemini 5, designed one for the mission.

Science & Technology | Science

Nasa probe's early Pluto data shows dwarf planet larger than anticipated

New Horizon measurements reveal Pluto is roughly two-thirds the size of the moon, and probably holds more ice beneath its surface than previously thought

Science & Technology | Science

NASA selects 4 astronauts to fly first commercial space expeditions | Fox News

NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil. On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies...

News | From the HuffPost

'Space Guy' Jeb Bush Would Increase Funding To NASA

WASHINGTON -- If elected president in 2016, Jeb Bush would propose an increase in funding to NASA. "I'm a space guy," Bush said in a Wednesday sit-down with the New Hampshire Union Leader

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

UN And Israel Sign Agreement To Apply Israeli Space Tech To Disaster Zones

During the 58th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria, the United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a cooperation agreement with Israel to use the country’s satellite technology to save lives following natural disasters and in space emergencies.

News | That's News to Me

Philae comet lander wakes up, says European Space Agency - BBC News

The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth, seven months after it lost power.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

The (Comforting) Psychology of Mess

Are some of us born to be messy, or at least psychologically comforted by mess? Thoughts on clutter, shedding, and the comfortable creativity of a messy space.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Hubble video shows shock collision inside black hole jet

When you're blasting though space at more than 98 percent of the speed of light, you may need driver's insurance. Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter. This discovery was made w

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Watch astronauts dock with the International Space Station

Sometimes reality can be just as stunning as the movies. That's certainly the case with this latest video from NASA. The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as...

Science & Technology | Science

First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet - physicsworld.com

New method can pick up extremely faint reflected light despite low signal-to-noise ratio

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Study Solves Mystery Of Moon's Origins | Environment News

Israeli researchers suggest the moon is much more similar to Earth than we thought, even though it was formed out of debris from planet Theia.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

11 cars help astronaut's daughter deliver a message to him in space

A young girl delivered a touching message to her father, who is an astronaut at the International Space Station, using 11 cars and some open land.

Science & Technology | Science

What would happen if we actually found life on another planet

Since humans first observed other celestial bodies, we have wondered if we were alone in the universe. We’ve looked near, by sending a lander to the Moon and rovers to Mars, and we’re looking far, sending satellites on missions outside our solar system and analyzing the spectra of planets orbiting other stars in the “goldilocks zone.”

Science & Technology | Science

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey | Science | The Guardian

In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 started their one-way journey across our galaxy, travelling a million miles a day. Jonathan Margolis meets the dedicated team keeping the craft moving

Science & Technology | Science & Space

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet - CNET

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong's widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captures haunting images from space - AOL.com

Sam Cristoforetti clearly loves her job. The engineer became the first Italian woman to travel to space in November 2014 when she blasted off abo...

Home Improvement | Land Investment-Mojave

Creating the world's largest ever satellite constellation - Virgin.com

OneWeb Ltd will build, launch and operate the world’s largest ever satellite network. Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne programme will help make it possible with frequent satellite launches at a much lower cost and with greater reliability. Virgin Galacti

Science & Technology | Science

So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it? | Science | The Guardian

The British explorer sent to the red planet 10 years ago went missing. Now it’s located, but it might not be a happy ending after all

Science & Technology | Science & Space

10 Everyday Technologies We Owe to NASA | Mental Floss

You probably haven't been launched into low-earth orbit or enjoyed a lunar stroll. But believe it or not, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration still plays a huge role in your daily life.