May 6, 2019

An asteroid’s water may offer clues to the origin of life on Earth

Nine years ago, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made history when its Hayabusa probe successfully brought samples of the asteroid Itokawa back to Earth. It was […]
April 30, 2019

Weird Science: Nanoparticles, Algae and Organs on Chips to Launch on SpaceX Dragon

Drug-carrying nanoparticles, an algae-powered bioreactor, a microgravity platform and a variety of “organs on a chip” will make the trip to the International Space Station Wednesday […]
April 26, 2019

How an Asteroid Flyby in 2017 Is Helping NASA Defend Earth from Armageddon

Mundane challenges won’t stop for what could be the end of the world. A very strange series of memos arrived at the White House during the […]
April 24, 2019

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior […]
April 19, 2019

Who’s Out There-Anyone? A review (Pt. 2)

This article is a companion piece to Who’s Out There-Anyone? A Review March The March 2019 National Geographic article (reviewed here last month)  “Who’s Out There” […]
April 18, 2019

Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science

NASA’s next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. Astronaut Christina Koch will spend nearly a year aboard […]
April 16, 2019

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

But HD 21749b doesn’t look like a great candidate for life as we know it. NASA’s newest planet hunter has discovered its first Earth-size alien world. […]
April 13, 2019

SpaceIL says “chain of events” led to crash of lunar lander

WASHINGTON — As SpaceIL continues its investigation into its failed lunar landing attempt April 11, its backers as well as others in the space community remain […]
April 9, 2019

‘Alien’ Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

Auroras are spectacular light shows, but a recent display in the skies over northern Norway was out of this world — sort of. On Friday (April […]