Science

August 29, 2019

Scientists Test Mars Spacesuit By Climbing a Glacier in Iceland

Explorers tested Mars tech on Earth. A team of researchers and explorers ventured inside of a volcano and out to some of the most remote stretches […]
August 28, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper rocket prototype takes giant leap for Elon Musk

A very early version of Elon Musk’s Mars Starship blasts to new heights. After a few false starts, the prototype of Elon Musk’s Mars rocket made a spectacular […]
August 27, 2019

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise’s Life Scanner

Spiral light reveals living creatures. When the crewmembers of the starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do […]
August 26, 2019

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

Nearly 719 days of orbital spaceflight and counting. The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane just broke its spaceflight-duration record. At 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) today (Aug. […]
August 25, 2019

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

A spacecraft carrying Russia’s humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported. Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, is a […]
August 20, 2019

SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun

The deep-space duo have come full circle. Starman and his deep-space ride have completed their first lap around the sun. The spacesuit-clad mannequin, who sits behind […]
August 15, 2019

Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program

WASHINGTON — As NASA gears up a decade-long effort to return samples from Mars, some scientists are worried that the campaign may not leave any funding […]
August 13, 2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for […]
August 10, 2019

Mysterious, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Pelting Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments’ detectors with confusing data. And now, astronomers are […]