Discovery

January 4, 2016

Behold: "The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart"

There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of […]
January 3, 2016

How the stage was set for the satellite race

The United States was shocked by Sputnik’s launch on October 4, 1957, but it maybe shouldn’t have been. Just like the United States, the Soviet Union […]
January 2, 2016

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? The Asteroid Belt

Hello again. Last time we looked at the amazing dwarf planets in our Solar System, along with their moons. Today, we’ll take a quick skim through […]
January 2, 2016

Advance in astronomy 'can help find other worlds'

The pull of gravity on a distant star can now be measured more accurately, shedding light on other worlds, say astronomers. The method makes it possible […]
January 2, 2016

Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

SpaceX‘s reusable Falcon 9 rocket successfully made it back to Earth last month, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral after traveling out of our atmosphere, into space, […]
December 31, 2015

This is the fuel NASA needs to make it to the edge of the solar system — and beyond

Just in time for the new year, researchers at the Department of Energy‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have unveiled the fruits of a different kind of […]
December 30, 2015

Aliens, bunny-killing rovers, and a Moon base: What all is NASA “hiding”?

Spend any time around NASA public affairs specialists, as I do, and you’ll eventually get the eye roll. It comes when someone inquires about aliens or […]
December 30, 2015

Congress wants nasa to create a deep space habitat by 2018

NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody’s really sure how we’ll survive the journey or […]
December 29, 2015

NASA Needs Lander To Find Life On Ceres

Ceres — the dwarf planet that has kept the world on tenterhooks with each new image from NASA ’s Dawn spacecraft — is still an odds-on […]