Science

December 9, 2018

Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Last week a gust of wind swept across the Elysium Planitia, the tropical plane that straddles the Martian equator. It […]
December 6, 2018

The Most Powerful Ion Drive in Space Is Ready for Its to Visit Mercury

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury that left Earth on Oct. 19 has a long, seven-year journey ahead of it, but the spacecraft just ticked off an important milestone. On Dec. 2, the […]
December 1, 2018

How Important is Dental Health for Astronauts?

Some people will go to great lengths in order to avoid a visit to the dentist office. However, if the thought of leaving the planet altogether […]
November 23, 2018

Drinking Alcohol in Space: Is It Possible?

Have you ever wondered if astronauts drink alcohol in space? Buzz Aldrin did take communion while on the moon and consumed a tiny bit of wine. […]
November 21, 2018

NASA’s 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life

And now we know exactly where it’s going to poke around. NASA has big plans for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover, launching in the summer of 2020 […]
November 15, 2018

Sun’s closest solo star may have company

A large planet appears to be orbiting out near the system’s snow line. From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based […]
November 14, 2018

How Much Radiation Are ISS Astronauts Exposed To?

For ISS astronauts, measurements from the crew’s personal dosimeters indicate a range from 12 to 28.8 milli rads per day. The number is not a constant […]
November 8, 2018

The Final Frontier of Human Disease: Vaccine Research in Space

Often when the world gets excited about the science conducted in space, it revolves around a few big ideas. Finding water on other earth-like planets, evidence […]
November 5, 2018

A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms

There’s a new kind of ice. It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy […]