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August 4, 2019

If Aliens Are Flashing Laser Beams at Us, We Now Have a Way to Detect Them

Welcome to Project Veritas. Are aliens using super powerful flashlights to get our attention? Astronomers think there’s a chance they are. Since the invention of the […]
August 3, 2019

A Tiny Chinese Lunar Orbiter Just Crashed on the Moon’s Far Side (on Purpose)

Longjiang-2 outlived its planned one-year design life. China’s tiny lunar orbiter Longjiang-2, also known as DSLWP-B, crashed intentionally into the moon’s far side on July 31, according […]
August 2, 2019

It’s Good! Hubble Telescope Scores Big with Football-Shaped Alien Planet

WASP-121b is burning up at 4,600 degrees. Scientists scored a touchdown when they observed heavy metals escaping from the surface of a football-shaped exoplanet that’s way too hot […]
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 30, 2019

Watch SpaceX Rocket Break Sound Barrier Twice and Land in This Amazing Video

We see the landing from four different angles. Maybe you’ve gotten a bit blasé about rocket landings. SpaceX has pulled off more than 40 of them during orbital […]
July 29, 2019

What NASA Is Doing to Get Millennials Interested in Space Exploration

Even though the popular “space race” of the 1950s-1970s is long over and we’ve already been to the moon and sent robots to Mars, space exploration […]
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 26, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship prototype has taken flight for the first time

We were on hand, in Boca Chica, for Starhopper’s big moment. BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—It flew. It really did. On Thursday night, SpaceX’s stainless steel Starship prototype […]