Discovery

April 5, 2018

20 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Times

Is there such thing as a sci-fi movie an astronaut would like? Well, maybe it’s your attitude. Let’s be honest: no matter how movies depict the […]
April 4, 2018

72 Mysterious Cosmic Flashes Puzzle Astronomers

Seventy-two unusual cosmic events have astronomers scratching their heads.  Scientists conducting a survey for supernovas — the dramatic explosions that end the lives of massive stars — noticed […]
April 3, 2018

Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers

Star was imaged using the Hubble telescope in 2016, when it got a lucky boost from nature Scientists have captured an image of the most distant […]
April 2, 2018

Tiangong-1 reenters over South Pacific

WASHINGTON — China’s Tiangong-1 module, whose uncontrolled reentry had been watched with both anticipation and apprehension, returned to Earth harmlessly over the South Pacific Ocean late […]
April 1, 2018

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

It’s almost crash time for China’s falling space station Tiangong-1. As school bus-sized space station began what should be its last day in orbit today (April 1), […]
March 31, 2018

SpaceX & the Future of Travel

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious. Though known more commercially for PayPal and Tesla cars, Musk is also the brain behind SpaceX. While it can […]
March 30, 2018

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a bunch of Iridium satellites

SpaceX is shooting for the stars again. This time Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company is reusing a Falcon 9 rocket to launch 10 Iridium telecommunications satellites from Vandenberg […]
March 29, 2018

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly burn up in the atmosphere when […]
March 28, 2018

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy and space exploration? Astronauts must work with whatever systems […]