December 28, 2012

Alien Earth will be discovered in 2013?

The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the […]
December 27, 2012

Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Jabs in War of Words

SpaceX is playing with the big boys of the aerospace industry these days and some of them apparently don’t have a ton of respect for the […]
December 27, 2012

Good news confirmed: Asteroid won't hit Earth in 2040

A new study confirms that a huge asteroid will pass harmlessly by Earth in 28 years. New observations of the asteroid 2011 AG5 now give astronomers complete confidence […]
December 26, 2012

NASA LED Lights Help Astronauts Sleep Sounder

You might think the quiet of space would help astronauts sleep on the International Space Station. But NASA is preparing to replace the station’s florescent panel lights with […]
December 25, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield records song in space

Is there anything that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield can’t do? Earlier today Hadfield, 53, posted the first song ever recorded in space to Soundcloud and YouTube. Titled “Jewel […]
December 24, 2012

Tau Ceti another interstellar target

Tau Ceti recently crashed into the headlines after it was announced that a system of five worlds may be in orbit around the star. Although the exoplanets have […]
December 24, 2012

Space X Shows Off Its Grasshopper Test Flight

Since NASA retired its space shuttle program, there has been a big, rocket-sized hole in our hearts. Several private companies like Virgin Galactic are trying to fill that […]
December 24, 2012

Contact: Fact or Fictional?

One of the questions astronomers always get from people is, “What movie depicts science the most accurately?” Most of us usually say, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which […]
December 24, 2012

Soyuz Spacecraft Docks at Space Station

A Russian-built Soyuz TMA-07M carrying a Russian, an American and a Canadian docked with the International Space Station Friday (December 21). The Soyuz’s crew of Canadian […]