Discovery

April 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Complexity and Getting Going

It’s too easy to assume that life is inevitable, given a watery planet and a friendly warm sun. It took a while—millions of years (not billions […]
April 16, 2018

Did Scientists Find a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter?

Looking up at the night sky is an amazing way to get in touch with the universe, but even though we can see stars, nebula and […]
April 13, 2018

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness. NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the Apollo program on a less powerful […]
April 11, 2018

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a […]
April 10, 2018

Clandestine X-37B Space Plane Surpases 200 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s unpiloted and reusable craft is likely to be testing dual-use technologies that might be used in military operations, says one expert. The […]
April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]
April 8, 2018

NASA BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF ITS NEW QUIET SUPERSONIC PLANE

NASA has a lot of experience when it comes to developing supersonic aircraft. In fact, testing supersonic craft was how NASA got its start, back when […]
April 7, 2018

A New Luxury Hotel Is Opening…In Space

When a new luxury hotel opens, there might be some “oohs” and “ahhhs” around details like the roof deck infinity pool or bath butler. A few […]
April 6, 2018

First four images from Virgin Galactic’s successful new test flight

We’ve had our first glimpse of Virgin Galactic‘s new test flight and it’s out of this world. Aiming to be the world’s first commercial spaceline, Richard […]