Discovery

May 14, 2017

Risky Business: At Mars Conference, Experts Discuss Threats to Space Travelers

Space will never be a risk-free environment, but there are ways to reduce the risk for crew who travel on future deep-space missions, experts noted at […]
May 13, 2017

Mars May Have Been Born in the Asteroid Belt

Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid belt and toward the sun about 120 million years after the birth of the solar […]
May 11, 2017

The Moon Is Hot and Mars Is Not (At Least in Recent Sci-Fi)

Andy Weir’s new novel ‘Artemis’ is set on the lunar surface, but it’s hardly the only recent novel to focus on the moon over Mars. The […]
May 10, 2017

NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will perform a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station Friday, May 12. Live coverage will […]
May 9, 2017

The Air Force wants you to know about its secret robotic spacecraft, the X-37B

AS FOR WHAT IT DOES? THAT’S STILL UNSPECIFIED. The Air Force has a secret space robot called the X-37B. We know this because the Air Force […]
May 8, 2017

Going Back to Pluto? Scientists to Push for Orbiter Mission

Humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto was so intriguing that some researchers want to go back and spend a lot more time studying the icy world. […]
May 6, 2017

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have No Large Moons, Study Argues

The conditions for habitable exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system might depend on the presence of large moons — and Earth reveals clues to why. While we […]
May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it?

Here’s what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy Stephen Hawking is making apocalyptic predictions again. The respected theoretical physicist warns that humanity needs […]
May 4, 2017

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send the first of its 4,425 super-fast internet satellites into space in 2019

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth. In November, the company outlined plans to put […]