Discovery

August 1, 2019

‘Snowball’ Planets Might Be Better Abodes for Life Than We Thought

Frozen worlds could still have patches of habitable land. Frozen alien worlds might be capable of supporting a greater diversity and complexity of life than previously […]
July 30, 2019

Watch SpaceX Rocket Break Sound Barrier Twice and Land in This Amazing Video

We see the landing from four different angles. Maybe you’ve gotten a bit blasé about rocket landings. SpaceX has pulled off more than 40 of them during orbital […]
July 29, 2019

What NASA Is Doing to Get Millennials Interested in Space Exploration

Even though the popular “space race” of the 1950s-1970s is long over and we’ve already been to the moon and sent robots to Mars, space exploration […]
July 28, 2019

This Newfound Alien Planet Has 3 Suns

Astronomers think they’ve spotted an alien planet with three suns on its horizon — but that still isn’t the most interesting thing about the strange new world’s sky. […]
July 27, 2019

We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week

“Scientists stunned by ‘city-killer’ asteroid that just missed Earth” is an awfully compelling headline. But it paints a much sexier—and scarier—portrait than the truth. Let’s look at […]
July 26, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship prototype has taken flight for the first time

We were on hand, in Boca Chica, for Starhopper’s big moment. BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—It flew. It really did. On Thursday night, SpaceX’s stainless steel Starship prototype […]
July 25, 2019

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Showed That Aliens Might Be More Than Science Fiction

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on Earth’s moon for the first time in human history. Four days later, they — along with […]
July 24, 2019

Who’s Out There–The Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is well-known for bringing together experts from diverse fields to tackle difficult problems. They love best, I suspect, to seek answers to […]
July 23, 2019

How Do an Astronaut’s Eyes Change in Space?

The Artemis program that will take humans back to the moon and beyond has everyone gazing up at the stars again. We’re well on our way […]