Discovery

February 17, 2017

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic compounds on the dwarf planet’s surface, bolstering prospects for life on the largest body in the asteroid belt. Scientists […]
February 16, 2017

This Is Why Sending Messages to Aliens Might Be a Good Idea

Although there’s some fear surrounding the act of sending messages to hypothetical extraterrestrial intelligences, it could be one of the most important things humanity could do […]
February 15, 2017

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

A little more than 40 years ago, Dubai was a tiny pearl-fishing village lined with dirt roads. Now it’s the largest and most futuristic city in […]
February 14, 2017

US Air Force Prepping for Historic Minotaur IV Rocket Launch in July

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tucked inside a mobile service tower here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station‘s Launch Complex 46 sits a trio of Peacekeeper missiles […]
February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA’s Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red Planet — along with Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis — that have been identified […]
February 10, 2017

HERE’S WHAT NASA’S EUROPA LANDER COULD LOOK LIKE

IT’S DESIGNED TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON JUPITER’S ICY MOON While many of NASA’s current missions are investigating Mars or various asteroids, a mission launching in […]
February 9, 2017

‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ documentary in the works

It’s finally time to go deep on Deep Space Nine. In the Star Trek universe, Deep Space Nine is not necessarily one of its brightest stars. […]
February 8, 2017

Three decades after Challenger, a soccer ball finally reaches space

As ever, the world spins, time passes, and things come back around. When Ellison Onizuka made his second flight as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Challenger […]
February 7, 2017

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its surface has deepened — the Red Planet‘s early atmosphere likely possessed hundreds of […]