Discovery

September 3, 2016

SpaceX reviewing 3,000 channels of data to find cause of accident

Company also updates status of its alternative launch pads in Florida and California. SpaceX said Friday evening that its number one priority after Thursday’s accident at Florida’s Cape […]
September 1, 2016

THAT SIGNAL WASN'T ALIENS — IT WAS COMING FROM EARTH

Did we just get neuralyzed? For a few precious days this week, the scientific community vacillated between enthralled or enraged by the news that a Russian […]
August 31, 2016

THIS IS THE FIRST ROCKET SPACEX WILL TRY TO RE-LAUNCH

Today has been a good day for details-starved SpaceX news enthusiasts. Earlier today we learned that the payload for the first reused rocket would be a […]
August 30, 2016

SETI Telescopes Are Investigating a Weird Radio Signal from a Sunlike Star

An unusual radio signal from a Sunlike star has prompted alien hunters to take a closer look at the system, located just 94 light years away. […]
August 30, 2016

NASA wants to drop a submarine in Titan's ocean to find live

NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan. There are really two […]
August 29, 2016

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire […]
August 28, 2016

NASA's Juno probe makes its closest approach yet to Jupiter

Soaring about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above the planet’s clouds, NASA’s Juno space probe had its closest-ever look at Jupiter Saturday. The pass was the first […]
August 27, 2016

DRAGON'S BACK: SPACEX CONFIRMS SUCCESSFUL SPLASHDOWN

Dragon‘s taking a bath in the Pacific Ocean after spending a little over a month hanging out with the International Space Station. This is the other […]
August 26, 2016

HOW WE COULD SEE THE NEW 'EARTH-LIKE' PLANET UP CLOSE

WE NEED TINY SPACESHIPS. LOTS OF ‘EM. The dramatic announcement that a small rocky planet might exist in the nearest star system to the sun, Alpha Centauri, […]