Discovery

February 2, 2019

China is beating the United States in the new space race

China, seeking to overcome their “century of humiliation,” wants to become the next lunar power and best America in the process. The Chinese are beginning to […]
February 1, 2019

Ocean Moons, Promising Targets in Search for Life, Could Be Dead Inside

For more than two decades, scientists have wondered whether extraterrestrial life may be flourishing deep below the icy coatings boasted by moons in our outer solar system. Spacecraft […]
January 31, 2019

How do Astronauts Grow Plants Grow in Space?

For humans to survive off Earth, we’ll need vegetables to eat and flowers to admire. Earlier this month, tiny green plants sprouted on the moon. The plants arrived […]
January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
January 29, 2019

The Benefits of Sending Your Child to Space Camp

Did you know that going to space camp could provide your child with lessons that they will use for the rest of their lives? It’s true. […]
January 28, 2019

Space Travel May Increase Astronauts’ Susceptibility to Cancer

Lengthy space missions such as a journey to Mars may take a serious toll on astronauts’ immune systems, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed blood samples from eight […]
January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
January 26, 2019

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket for 1st Crew Dragon Launch in February

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its first Dragon spacecraft built for astronauts on an uncrewed test flight next month. The Falcon 9 rocket […]
January 25, 2019

Branson expects commercial SpaceShipTwo flights to begin in mid-2019

WASHINGTON — The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after […]