January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
January 19, 2016

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over the weekend,  astronaut Scott Kelly showed off zinnia flowers he’d grown and coaxed back to health on board […]
January 19, 2016

'Tipped over': Why SpaceX rocket exploded on ocean barge touchdown

LOS ANGELES – After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a SpaceX rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling […]
January 18, 2016

Spacewalk Terminated To Save Astronaut From Possibility of Drowning

Astronauts Tim Kopra (NASA) and Tim Peake (ESA) prematurely ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday afternoon after Kopra reported a small water […]
January 18, 2016

Moment SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashes and explodes during landing

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Sunday, successfully sending NASA’s Jason-3 ocean-measuring satellite into orbit, but failed a return landing on a drone platform […]
January 17, 2016

SpaceX rocket damaged as it attempts ocean landing

SpaceX said that its rocket appeared to have broken a landing leg as it came down hard during an attempt to make world-first landing on a […]
January 17, 2016

NASA's Not Ready to Go to Mars, Panel Finds

The new annual report from the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an external advisory group that makes safety recommendations for NASA, strongly questions whether the space […]
January 17, 2016

Watch here as spacex attempts to make history by landing its rocket on a drone ship

The weather looks good for Sunday’s SpaceX launch. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will will carry an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, then attempt to land on […]