Discovery

November 9, 2016

ExoMars: Searching for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos’ ExoMars program is sending a series of spacecraft to Mars to find out if life ever existed on Mars. Besides […]
November 8, 2016

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?

When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don’t lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below. In November of 2007, Clayton Anderson participated […]
November 7, 2016

NASA: Students Design Space Habitation Systems for ‘Journey to Mars’ Crew

Students have created prototypes of space habitation systems for astronauts on the “Journey to Mars.” The prototypes were built by the university teams of NASA’s eXploration Systems […]
November 6, 2016

NASA and FEMA Practiced Emergency Operations for an Asteroid Impact

The year is 2020 and Los Angeles is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. You’ve known this day was coming since the […]
November 4, 2016

AFTER 20 YEARS, NASA FINALLY FINISHED BUILDING THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

Twenty years ago, scientists began assembling a next-generation telescope that would be the successor for the Hubble. Now, NASA engineers have announced that construction of the […]
November 3, 2016

THE COSMIC CRASH THAT CREATED OUR MOON WAS CRAZIER THAN WE THOUGHT

Our moon has always inspired more questions than answers. How did this looming sphere first begin its night watch? Some ancient myths cast the Earth and […]
November 2, 2016

VIRGIN GALACTIC CALLS OFF SPACESHIPTWO'S GLIDE TEST

VSS UNITY SPENDS ITS FLIGHT CLINGING TO ITS MOTHERSHIP DUE TO HIGH WINDS It is harder to learn to fly a second time. Virgin Galactic, the […]
November 1, 2016

NASA is great at Halloween because space is genuinely terrifying

Every October, NASA gets into the Halloween spirit by sharing “spooky” pictures of space, such as the creepy jack-o’-lantern sun or this year’s glowing dead star that […]
October 31, 2016

Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals, Study Claims

Strange pulses of cosmic light might be signals from hundreds of different alien civilizations — or just the latest false alarm in the tortuous search for ET. […]