Discovery

January 25, 2016

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly’s AMA

astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live chat, answering a wide range of questions from fans who were curious about everything […]
January 24, 2016

Mission Accomplished! 747-Space Shuttle Exhibit Launches in Houston

HOUSTON — Under a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” Space Center Houston officials celebrated on Saturday (Jan. 23) the opening of Independence Plaza, a new $12 million exhibit […]
January 23, 2016

New Shepard: Bezos flight 'demonstrates reuse'

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has reflown his New Shepard rocket, launching once again a capsule briefly into space. The hardware was exactly the same as that […]
January 23, 2016

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don't know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there? Scientists have long suspected that our solar […]
January 22, 2016

SpaceX Just Test-Fired Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The 'Dragon 2'

 SpaceX may not have stuck its recent ambitious water landing, but Elon Musk‘s private rocket company isn’t letting that slow it down. Just a few minutes […]
January 22, 2016

The reason we haven't met aliens may be that they don't live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we’ve […]
January 21, 2016

Is there life on Mars? It's not likely, say scientists, after four-year experiment in Earth's coldest place

Scientists use drill designed for Red Planet‘s permafrost to discover ‘cold and arid threshold’ at which even primitive organisms cannot exist. The chances of finding life […]
January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]