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December 27, 2018

Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation

For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. […]
December 26, 2018

What to Take Care of Before You Head Into Space

While it might seem like being an astronaut is just a childhood dream, civilian and even recreational space travel is right around the corner. And if […]
December 25, 2018

Musk teases new details about redesigned next-generation launch system

SANTA FE, N.M. — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk says a redesigned test vehicle for the company’s next-generation reusable launch system could be ready for initial […]
December 24, 2018

Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says

One of the first men to orbit the Moon has told BBC Radio 5 Live that it’s “stupid” to plan human missions to Mars. Bill Anders, lunar module […]
December 22, 2018

Watch an astronaut trying to walk after being in space

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after […]
December 21, 2018

Apollo 8 Launched 1st Astronauts Around the Moon 50 Years Ago Today Despite Big Risks

There’s a fine line between daring and reckless, and in hindsight, it might be argued that NASA perhaps fell on the wrong side of that line […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
December 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Tiny Water Critters?

This November eos.org reported a new theory describing how Earth’s abundant water probably came to be. New clues for a second source of Earth’s water came from studying […]
December 17, 2018

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to […]