Discovery

July 7, 2019

NASA will look for life in space with a nuclear-powered drone

NASA has announced its plans for a nuclear-powered aerial drone, Dragonfly, that will fly from place to place on Saturn’s moon Titan. Dragonfly is planned to […]
July 6, 2019

Astronauts Aren’t Dying From Space Radiation, New Research Suggests

Excessive exposure to the Sun’s harmful rays is an occupational hazard endured by astronauts, who run the risk of contracting cancer and heart disease as a […]
July 5, 2019

AI Created a 3D Replica of Our Universe. We Have No Idea How It Works.

The first-ever artificial intelligence simulation of the universe seems to work like the real thing — and is almost as mysterious. Researchers reported the new simulation […]
July 3, 2019

European Mars lander suffers parachute damage in test

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Development of a European-Russian Mars lander hit a setback when the spacecraft’s parachutes malfunctioned in a recent test, but project officials said they […]
July 2, 2019

Orion abort system passes in-flight abort test

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at […]
June 30, 2019

Lunar Robotic Mission Heracles Will Scout for Human Landings

NASA’s push to return humans to the moon will get a huge international helping hand. A mission named Heracles will use a robotic rover to survey the lunar […]
June 29, 2019

Only Surviving NASA Copy of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Heads to Auction

Three “faultless” videotapes from Apollo 11 mission, purchased for $217 at government surplus auction, has $1 million pre-auction estimate only surviving original recording of Neil Armstrong’s […]
June 28, 2019

NASA’s new mission to Titan is looking for life in all the right places

Saturn’s moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone. The next few decades could bring a cascade of discoveries on extraterrestrial life. NASA announced […]
June 27, 2019

How Is Science Education Evolving?

Within our public education system, the scientists and explorers of the future have numerous obstacles to overcome. An increasing emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, […]