April 25, 2018

Asteroid Miners’ Arkyd-6 Satellite Aces Big Test in Space

Some of Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining tech just passed a major space test. The Washington-based company’s tiny Arkyd-6 satellite has completed all its mission goals in Earth […]
April 24, 2018

Advice for Aspiring Astronauts

When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, “astronaut” is one of the most common responses. And while most of those […]
April 23, 2018

No Way Out? Aliens on ‘Super-Earth’ Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

“Super-Earth” planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they’re more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study […]
April 22, 2018

What is the Future of Space-Based Research?

The curiosity in humans gives us the desire to learn, to explore, and to understand. These qualities have led us to many triumphant discoveries, not only […]
April 21, 2018

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? EM-1 M

Last time out, we dipped into some of the more diverse projects NASA has been delving into in the furtherance of space exploration. This time round, […]
April 20, 2018

Netflix film examines why NASA shunned women astronauts in early days

Since then, NASA has begun to redeem itself by taking steps toward gender parity. This June, the world will mark the 55th anniversary of the first […]
April 19, 2018

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which […]
April 18, 2018

SpaceX to Launch NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live

After a delay, SpaceX is winding up again to launch NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]
April 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Complexity and Getting Going

It’s too easy to assume that life is inevitable, given a watery planet and a friendly warm sun. It took a while—millions of years (not billions […]