Discovery

January 7, 2020

Aliens definitely exist and they could be living among us on Earth, says Britain’s first astronaut

Aliens definitely exist, Britain’s first astronaut has said — and it’s possible they’re living among us on Earth but have gone undetected so far. Helen Sharman, who […]
January 6, 2020

The Hubble Telescope Turns 30 This Year. Here’s How Astronomers Will Celebrate.

HONOLULU — Astronomers kicked off 2020 by welcoming the 30th anniversary year of NASA’s venerable Hubble Space Telescope here at their largest annual gathering. During the first full […]
January 4, 2020

SpaceX’s New Starship Prototype Could Fly in Just 3 Months, Elon Musk Says

The timeline is ambitious, but that’s no surprise. SpaceX’s newly redesigned prototype of its Mars-colonizing Starship craft could get off the ground for the first time just two […]
January 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020

WASHINGTON — After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch attempt in early 2020, […]
January 2, 2020

THE SCIENCE FICTION THAT BECAME SCIENCE FACT IN 2019

know 2019 wasn’t the best. It was rough going for a lot of us, the capstone on a decade that started punching a few years back […]
December 31, 2019

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In the video, two astronauts trot down a sleek launchpad walkway in Cape Canaveral, Florida, climb aboard a Crew Dragon, and rocket into orbit atop a […]
December 30, 2019

Climate Change from Space

There’s really no convincing argument against the fact that we are on the cusp of a climate crisis. We face irreversible damage to our environment if […]
December 29, 2019

NASA astronaut setting record for longest mission by a woman

 — A NASA astronaut is set to break a record for time spent in space, and she still has six weeks to go before she returns […]
December 28, 2019

Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s Up with the Tempestuous Star?

Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little… different as of late? The culprit […]