Discovery

April 21, 2016

Russia's Progress Spacecraft: Cargo to the ISS

Progress spacecraft are automated, unpiloted and single-use vehicles that typically deliver fuel and supplies to the International Space Station three to four times each year. They […]
April 21, 2016

NASA WANTS NEW DESIGNS FOR WAYS WE COULD LIVE IN DEEP SPACE

How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA’s not really sure yet, but if you’ve got any ideas you can submit them now. The agency has […]
April 20, 2016

VALKYRIE MIGHT BE THE BADDEST AND MOST GORGEOUS PLANE EVER MADE

IT’S ONE OF 10 INNOVATIONS TO WIN A 2016 INVENTION AWARD David Loury isn’t a classic-car kind of guy. But when he decided to radically redesign […]
April 18, 2016

‘WOW!’ SIGNAL WAS…WAIT FOR IT…COMETS

Comets get blamed for everything. Pestilence in medieval Europe? Comets! Mass extinctions? Comets! Even the anomalous brightness variations in the Kepler star KIC 8462852 was blamed for a time […]
April 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Creative Chemicals and Genes

In searching for extraterrestrial life, it might be useful to broaden our vision to include the amazing mechanisms that drive animal life at all levels. We have talked […]
April 17, 2016

NASA finds cosmic dust speeding through our solar system

NASA just discovered some special particles floating in our cosmic neighborhood. The Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has detected alien dust that came from […]
April 16, 2016

BEAM attached to the International Space Station

A first-of-its-kind module—the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)—was attached to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning after the robotic Canadarm2 removed it from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo […]
April 15, 2016

Stephen Hawking: We Probably Won't Find Aliens Anytime Soon

Will humanity find intelligent alien life anytime soon? Probably not, according to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking made the prediction yesterday (April 12) during the Breakthrough Starshotannouncement […]
April 14, 2016

DARPA experimental spaceplane program moves into next phase

PHOENIX — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving ahead to the next phase of an experimental reusable spaceplane program, but the agency’s expectation […]