January 18, 2017

NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the […]
January 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—The Smallest Critter Yet

473 is a huge number when it refers to active players in a cascade of nested complex systems. To untangle who does what, when everyone is looking […]
January 17, 2017

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan: “Gene Cernan, Apollo astronaut and the […]
January 16, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every day – and night – come to that: […]
January 15, 2017

SpaceX launches 1st rocket since explosion in Florida

Company aims to launch 27 rockets this year, more than triple last year’s number A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and […]
January 14, 2017

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money to do it

A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally. Moon Express — […]
January 13, 2017

Astronauts are spacewalking again to upgrade the space station’s power system

It’s time for round two of NASA’s project to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of the European […]
January 12, 2017


Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]