Astronomy

August 1, 2019

‘Snowball’ Planets Might Be Better Abodes for Life Than We Thought

Frozen worlds could still have patches of habitable land. Frozen alien worlds might be capable of supporting a greater diversity and complexity of life than previously […]
July 28, 2019

This Newfound Alien Planet Has 3 Suns

Astronomers think they’ve spotted an alien planet with three suns on its horizon — but that still isn’t the most interesting thing about the strange new world’s sky. […]
July 27, 2019

We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week

“Scientists stunned by ‘city-killer’ asteroid that just missed Earth” is an awfully compelling headline. But it paints a much sexier—and scarier—portrait than the truth. Let’s look at […]
July 7, 2019

NASA will look for life in space with a nuclear-powered drone

NASA has announced its plans for a nuclear-powered aerial drone, Dragonfly, that will fly from place to place on Saturn’s moon Titan. Dragonfly is planned to […]
July 5, 2019

AI Created a 3D Replica of Our Universe. We Have No Idea How It Works.

The first-ever artificial intelligence simulation of the universe seems to work like the real thing — and is almost as mysterious. Researchers reported the new simulation […]
June 24, 2019

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but […]
June 18, 2019

NASA’s Getting Ready to Explore the Corpse of an Ancient Planet in the Asteroid Belt

The naked metallic core of a dead, early planet should soon get a visitor. Orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, the bizarre space rock is […]
June 16, 2019

Who’s Out There? Anyone On Rogue Planets?

As TESS surveys a large part of our sky and tries to capture some information about other suns and their exoplanets–we might get some idea of […]
June 14, 2019

NASA Spacecraft Spots ‘Star Trek’ Logo on Mars

It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from “Star Trek” appears prominently […]