Discovery

November 29, 2017

We are basically positive that the Russians did not find alien bacteria in space

The simplest explanation is also the likeliest. It will be a glorious day when we finally get definitive proof of alien life. It’s going to be absolutely amazing, […]
November 28, 2017

Contact lost with satellites after Soyuz launch

WASHINGTON — Controllers have been unable to contact a weather satellite launched on a Soyuz rocket from the country’s new spaceport Nov. 28, raising fears of […]
November 27, 2017

Astronaut Blood May Not Act Weird in Space After All

Astronauts’ blood changes in space — but that may not stop them from getting to Mars. SpaceX founder Elon Musk often boasts about the imminent colonization […]
November 26, 2017

Curious Kids: Do astronauts get space sick when they travel from Earth to the International Space Station?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All […]
November 25, 2017

With “Mission 1” complete, Planet turns focus to data analysis

LUXEMBOURG CITY — Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is now focusing on developing machine learning capabilities […]
November 23, 2017

NASA’s Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

LITTLETON, Colo. — NASA’s next Mars lander just passed a big test ahead of its planned May 2018 launch. The spacecraft, known as InSight (short for […]
November 22, 2017

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews’Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, […]
November 21, 2017

Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something […]
November 20, 2017

Private Spacesuit Undergoes Zero-G Testing to Prepare for Commercial Flights

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from Final Frontier Design did its third round of Canadian flight testing last month in preparation for eventual space tourist flights. […]