Discovery

July 27, 2017

NASA needs your help during the August eclip

Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. On August 21, a shadow will fall across North America—and we can’t wait. Towns along the eclipse path of totality are eagerly […]
July 26, 2017

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Astronomers have likely underestimated by a factor […]
July 25, 2017

NASA Posts Dozens of Flight Test Videos on YouTube

The space agency is celebrating 70 years of aircraft testing by releasing a trove of old videos showing X-planes, lunar landers, and various space shuttles. NASA […]
July 24, 2017

ZERO-G BLOOD AND THE MANY HORRORS OF SPACE SURGERY

MATTHIEU KOMOROWSKI WANTED to be an astronaut. Still does. The French-born anesthesiologist, currently getting a PhD at Imperial College London, applied to the European Space Agency in […]
July 23, 2017

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness […]
July 21, 2017

Op-ed | Mars footprints or planetary defense?

The U.S. Senate should soon be tasked with confirming the next NASA administrator. Their decision has a very low priority on the list of the many […]
July 20, 2017

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Neil Armstrong Spacesuit’s ‘Reboot’ Effort Kicks Into Gear

The National Air and Space Museum is restoring the suit as part of “Destination Moon,” an exhibit that is scheduled to open in time for the […]
July 19, 2017

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

The potentially Earth-like planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may not be so conducive to life after all, two new studies report. Intense radiation and particles streaming from their […]
July 18, 2017

Your Need to Upgrade Connected Devices Makes Astronomy Difficult

If you’ve been alive for the past 10-20 years, you’ve probably heard a few things about something called “radio frequency.” It’s been a pretty big deal […]