Discovery

June 24, 2017

Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX’s most challenging landings yet

Yestreday at 3:10pm Eastern, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lofted a Bulgarian communications satellite into space. While BulgariaSat-1 was still making its way into its proper orbit, the first stage of […]
June 23, 2017

Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

A planet-size object may be orbiting the sun in the icy reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto. Scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and […]
June 22, 2017

Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?

WASHINGTON — From the lovable, candy-munching E.T. to the deadly Xenomorphs from the “Alien” movies, science-fiction stories are bursting with all kinds of alien encounters. But […]
June 21, 2017

Here’s How You Can Watch a Solar Eclipse Without Messing Up Your Eyes

As the Great American Solar Eclipse approaches, NASA says that with the right information, skywatchers can safely view the total solar eclipse in its full glory […]
June 20, 2017

Made in Space Talks ‘Teleporting’ and the Future of Space-Borne 3D Printing

NEW YORK — The California company Made In Space, known for providing the first 3D printer on the International Space Station, has big goals for space-borne […]
June 19, 2017

Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy

Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come […]
June 18, 2017

More Alien Worlds! NASA to Announce New Exoplanet Finds Monday

NASA will announce the latest crop of planet discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope during a briefing Monday morning (June 19). The briefing will be at 11 a.m. […]
June 17, 2017

Spooky action at a record-breaking distance

Entangled particles remain linked over 746 miles apart From a Chinese satellite drifting through suborbital space, a laser beamed pairs of entangled photons to two separate […]
June 16, 2017

Baby Star’s ‘Crying’ Solves a Stellar Mystery

Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn star, revealing […]