March 16, 2020

Who’s Out There–Anyone Need Water?

First a quick review of the “Firsts” that NASA has reported. Planet Hunter found the first “Earth-size Habitable Zone World.” Their TESS mission found the first […]
March 15, 2020

NASA takes Gateway off the critical path for 2024 lunar return

WASHINGTON — A revised plan for returning astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024 will no longer rely on the use of a lunar […]
March 14, 2020

What Is the “Impossible” Black Hole in the Milky Way

Black holes, the colloquial name for massive gravitational singularities that exist in the universe, have been in the news a lot this past year. Scientists were […]
March 14, 2020

Your Ultimate Guide to Developing an Astronomy Blog

In the famous words of the Star Trek series – “Space, the final frontier.” And it fascinates us, from science fiction, to the reality of exploration, […]
March 13, 2020

Russian crew swap should not impact next ISS mission

WASHINGTON — As Russian officials give their final approval for the crew of the next Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s space station manager […]
March 12, 2020

China’s Mars mission likely still on track for July launch despite coronavirus outbreak

China’s first interplanetary mission still seems poised for liftoff this July. China is planning to launch its first solo interplanetary mission in July, but the new coronavirus has […]
March 11, 2020

Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter in 2014?

What if dark matter was sitting in data from a German laboratory all along? Could we have already discovered dark matter? That’s the question put forth in […]
March 10, 2020

Space industry sees growing effects of coronavirus outbreak by Jeff Foust — March 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak grows worldwide, executives believe the space industry will not be immune from its effects but also […]
March 9, 2020

This gas-giant exoplanet has water-rich clouds. Here’s why it thrills astronomers.

Three teams of astronomers have been fascinated by an alien world known as K2-18b. But what’s all the fuss about? In September, two teams announced that they had found signs […]