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May 7, 2017

Alien: Covenant review: a terrifying return to horror

When Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise with 2012’s Prometheus, one of the primary criticisms was that the film wasn’t really, well, Alien-esque. Rather than […]
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 […]
May 3, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at three of the main hurdles we will need to overcome to cross the gulf of […]
May 2, 2017

SpaceShipTwo tests feather system on latest glide flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic said May 1 it successfully tested the system on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle that permits a safe reentry on the vehicle’s latest […]
May 1, 2017

Spy Satellite Launched by SpaceX for First Time

The National Reconnaissance Office satellite (designated NROL-76) was launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket on May 1, 2017. This is the first military payload launch by […]
April 29, 2017

Lego is releasing its coolest spaceship to date: an Apollo Saturn V

Lego is no stranger to space toys. The company first released its Space line of sets in 1978, and since then, fans have built hundreds of […]
April 28, 2017

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around the Saturn system and […]