Discovery

July 6, 2017

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to peer into the depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

We’re getting our closest view ever of the 10,000-mile-wide storm. Humankind has been ogling Jupiter’s Great Red Spot through our telescopes for more than 300 years. […]
July 3, 2017

Long March 5 launch fails

WASHINGTON — The second launch of China’s most powerful rocket, the Long March 5, ended in failure July 2, the second incident involving a Chinese launch […]
July 2, 2017

Space for Humanity seeks 10,000 citizen astronauts

SAN FRANCISCO — To date, only 536 people have traveled to space and the vast majority have been men from a handful of nations. Dylan Taylor, a […]
July 1, 2017

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest questions in biology, and has preoccupied scientists for […]
June 30, 2017

Vector raises $21 million for small launch vehicle development

WASHINGTON — Vector, one of a number of companies developing small launch vehicles in response to growing small satellite demand, announced June 29 that it closed […]
June 29, 2017

The Search for the Next Large Asteroid That Might Slam Into Earth

On June 30 — International Asteroid Day — skywatchers are raising awareness about “humanity’s greatest challenge”: the lack of defense measures against a large collision with […]
June 27, 2017

Sorry, but Anonymous has no evidence that NASA has found alien life

In a new video, the hacker group known as Anonymous claims that NASA has discovered alien life. But before you freak out, let’s talk. For the record, most of […]
June 26, 2017

How Former Astronaut Leroy Chiao Turned His Dream of Space into a Reality

Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a motivational, training and education company. He served as a NASA astronaut from 1990-2005 and flew […]
June 25, 2017

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other’s Selfies in Space

It’s official: SpaceX’s rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug in the final frontier. When SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station this […]