Discovery

December 29, 2018

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

The hole came from the inside. One of the year’s biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious […]
December 27, 2018

Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation

For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. […]
December 25, 2018

Musk teases new details about redesigned next-generation launch system

SANTA FE, N.M. — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk says a redesigned test vehicle for the company’s next-generation reusable launch system could be ready for initial […]
December 22, 2018

Watch an astronaut trying to walk after being in space

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after […]
December 21, 2018

Apollo 8 Launched 1st Astronauts Around the Moon 50 Years Ago Today Despite Big Risks

There’s a fine line between daring and reckless, and in hindsight, it might be argued that NASA perhaps fell on the wrong side of that line […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
December 17, 2018

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to […]
December 16, 2018

Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth

Though the odds do seem to be in our favor. Earth is in a constant game of celestial bumper cars, colliding with—and obliterating—the relatively puny space […]
December 15, 2018

What Does It Take to Become an Astronaut?

Becoming an astronaut is perhaps one of the most difficult career paths you could take — after all, many of them are Air Force pilots, and […]