Discovery

November 24, 2018

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

We’re so used to seeing perfectly-rendered CGI depictions of outer space in movies and video games that seeing the real thing can sometimes feel underwhelming. This […]
November 23, 2018

Drinking Alcohol in Space: Is It Possible?

Have you ever wondered if astronauts drink alcohol in space? Buzz Aldrin did take communion while on the moon and consumed a tiny bit of wine. […]
November 21, 2018

NASA’s 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life

And now we know exactly where it’s going to poke around. NASA has big plans for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover, launching in the summer of 2020 […]
November 20, 2018

Elon Musk renames Big Falcon Rocket to ‘Starship’

SpaceX’s future massive rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), has a new name. Writing from his personal Twitter account, CEO Elon Musk said that the transportation portion of […]
November 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Water-Sensitive Critters?

Salty water on Mars could contain dissolved oxygen, says Katherine Kornei at EOS.org 11/2/18.It might be in Gale Crater, Curiosity’s landing site. The salty watermight be […]
November 18, 2018

Musk hints at further changes in BFR design

WASHINGTON — Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to […]
November 15, 2018

Sun’s closest solo star may have company

A large planet appears to be orbiting out near the system’s snow line. From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based […]
November 10, 2018

Billionaire Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — Government agencies may not have a monopoly on life-hunting space missions for much longer. Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for […]
November 8, 2018

The Final Frontier of Human Disease: Vaccine Research in Space

Often when the world gets excited about the science conducted in space, it revolves around a few big ideas. Finding water on other earth-like planets, evidence […]