Discovery

October 27, 2017

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the […]
October 26, 2017

NASA’s Astronaut Twins Study Shows How Spaceflight Changes Gene Expression

The changes spaceflight induces in astronauts are much more than skin deep. Space travel strongly affects the way genes are expressed, or turned on and off, […]
October 25, 2017

This is the absolute grossest thing about living in space

The following in an excerpt from Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space by Tim Peake. Q How do you wash your clothes in space? A There is […]
October 24, 2017

Mars Rover Curiosity Tests Rock Drill After 10-Month Wait

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is making strides toward bringing its rock-boring drill back online. On Oct. 17, Curiosity pressed its drill against a Martian rock for […]
October 23, 2017

Sun-Like Star May Have Devoured 15 Alien Planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows. Researchers named the star Kronos, after the […]
October 22, 2017

International Space Station Crew Invites Public Along for Photographic Trip Around World

NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he […]
October 21, 2017

The place spacecraft go to die

China‘s Tiangong-1 space station is currently out of control and expected to fall back to Earth next year. But not in the remote place where many […]
October 19, 2017

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features. The wet past of […]
October 18, 2017

Cassini’s Final Days Produced a Burst of Fresh Science

It will take decades to sift through the reams of data from Cassini’s 13-year Saturn mission, but NASA researchers have just revealed some new insights. While […]