Discovery

December 11, 2017

What NASA’s simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their “journey to Mars” involved being isolated below the summit […]
December 9, 2017

Asgardia Becomes the First ‘Nation’ to Have All of Its Territory In Space

A growing kingdom has to start somewhere—in this case, low Earth orbit works. Asgardia, the little space nation that could, placed a tiny satellite into low Earth orbit […]
December 8, 2017

Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe

And it’s much bigger than we expected. There was a bang. A big one. It was the beginning of everything, but for several hundred million years, all […]
December 5, 2017

The First Asgardian Satellite is Now in Space

If you’ve had dreams of being an Asgardian, you might be one step closer to seeing them come true. On November 12th, the Cygnus spacecraft launched, […]
December 5, 2017

Boost for Odds of Life? Jupiter Moon Europa May Have Plate Tectonics

The case for plate tectonics on Jupiter’s ocean-harboring moon Europa keeps getting stronger. Scientists had already spotted geological signs that plates within the moon’s ice shell […]
December 4, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at a few of the prime candidates NASA is concentrating on to help broaden our understanding of the origins […]
December 3, 2017

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, […]
December 2, 2017

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight […]
December 1, 2017

Deep Space Gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap

SAN FRANCISCO – A new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer an updated plan for human […]