Discovery

February 17, 2018

Road Tripping Across the Universe

Science fiction is often cited as one of the catalysts for discovery. Depictions of astronomy in movies range from hilarious to meticulous, but even some of […]
February 16, 2018

Scientists Hope to Answer the Question: What Is Dark Matter?

Physicists have been making incredible breakthroughs in physics for a while now. At CERN, they smash particles together at incredibly high speeds and, for a few […]
February 15, 2018

A Solar Storm Is Approaching Earth

A moderate solar flare early this week has generated charged particles that will light up the atmosphere — and could impact power grids and satellites — […]
February 14, 2018

This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

Last Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made history when he launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V took Apollo astronauts to the […]
February 12, 2018

Waste Not! Future Astronauts Might Turn Feces Into Food

Penn State researchers have developed a method for breaking down human waste and turning it into a Nutella-like spread that might be consumed by astronauts. Future […]
February 11, 2018

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years. That is the conclusion of new Belfast […]
February 10, 2018

Dust, meteorites, cosmic rays and everything else currently destroying the Tesla in space

This probably isn’t covered under Elon Musk’s warranty… Thanks to the successful Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday, SpaceX shot a midnight cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space, with the […]
February 9, 2018

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO Elon Musk The Falcon Heavy may be a remarkable rocket, particularly after its successful maiden launch on […]
February 8, 2018

Sierra Nevada gets NASA approval for first Dream Chaser ISS cargo mission

WASHINGTON — NASA has given Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) formal approval for the company’s first cargo mission to the International Space Station in late 2020. SNC […]