Discovery

January 20, 2017

SpaceX Snaps Picture-Perfect Photo of Its Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and the company managed to capture the remarkable […]
January 19, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery gets delayed again, this time until “question mark”

Show was supposed to debut in January, then in May, and now who knows? If you’ve been waiting patiently for CBS to release it’s new Star Trek […]
January 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—The Smallest Critter Yet

473 is a huge number when it refers to active players in a cascade of nested complex systems. To untangle who does what, when everyone is looking […]
January 16, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every day – and night – come to that: […]
January 14, 2017

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money to do it

A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally. Moon Express — […]
January 13, 2017

Astronauts are spacewalking again to upgrade the space station’s power system

It’s time for round two of NASA’s project to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of the European […]
January 12, 2017

FINALLY, AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE?

Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]