Discovery

June 11, 2016

MYSTERIOUS GREEK DEVICE FOUND TO BE ASTRONOMICAL COMPUTER

Thanks to a decade worth of high-tech imaging, the use of the ancient device called the Antikythera Mechanism can now be confirmed. The device, which was […]
June 10, 2016

NASA exploring additional cooperation with SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA’s science and space technology mission directorates are considering ways to cooperate with SpaceX on its Red Dragon mission, including flying payloads on that […]
June 9, 2016

Astronaut takes first step inside International Space Station's inflatable 'spare room'

As giant leaps go, it was a little tentative. But when you are entering an inflatable room attached to the International Space Space (ISS) travelling at almost […]
June 8, 2016

SPACEX PLANS TO RE-USE A ROCKET FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS FALL

Here we go again. At least, that’s the hope. Today, Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of SpaceX’s used rockets hanging out in a giant hanger, […]
June 7, 2016

WE MAY SOON CAPTURE THE FIRST REAL IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

Humans have never actually seen a black hole with our eyes. A new computer algorithm, created by MIT graduate student Katie Bouman and her team, will […]
June 6, 2016

Luxembourg Is the Asteroid Mining Capital of the World

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a splash at the Code Conference last week when he told reporters that he thinks we need to start manufacturing in space in […]
June 4, 2016

WHAT WAS THE MIR SPACE STATION?

On February 20, 1986, a Proton rose off its launchpad in Kazakstan bound for low Earth orbit. Its payload was a module designated 17KS, known better […]
June 3, 2016

THIS YEAR, WE'LL SEQUENCE DNA IN SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME

The International Space Station will play host to the first-ever sequencing of DNA in space. Astronaut Kate Rubins, a virologist who’s heading up to the ISS […]
June 2, 2016

This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

In the 1950s, NASA was just getting its footing. It became a new agency in 1958, launching its first satellite, Pioneer 1, later that year. But […]