Science

January 1, 2019

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes New Year’s Day Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Farthest Rendezvous Ever

LAUREL, Md. — Wow, what a way to ring in the new year. As the world celebrated the start of 2019, scientists with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft partied […]
December 30, 2018

Working in space doesn’t seem to shorten astronauts’ lives

Results suggest that radiation exposure in space might not lead to premature death for astronauts Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on […]
December 28, 2018

The Apollo Moon Missions Did More Than Allow Man to Walk on the Moon

The Apollo moon missions captured the world’s imagination and expanded ideas about what was possible for humankind—but not many people know that this incredible space-age milestone […]
December 27, 2018

Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation

For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. […]
December 26, 2018

What to Take Care of Before You Head Into Space

While it might seem like being an astronaut is just a childhood dream, civilian and even recreational space travel is right around the corner. And if […]
December 22, 2018

Watch an astronaut trying to walk after being in space

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after […]
December 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Tiny Water Critters?

This November eos.org reported a new theory describing how Earth’s abundant water probably came to be. New clues for a second source of Earth’s water came from studying […]
December 17, 2018

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to […]
December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]