Science

October 5, 2017

60 years after Sputnik, Russia is lost in space

MOSCOW — Just over 30 years after the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, the nation that opened the space race stood on […]
October 2, 2017

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in the Martian equator, even though scientists previously thought that the substance couldn’t […]
September 30, 2017

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

‘Anywhere on Earth in under an hour,’ Musk says SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled revised plans to travel to the Moon and Mars at a space industry […]
September 28, 2017

Deep Space Gateway to Open Opportunities for Distant Destinations

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to […]
September 19, 2017

Cassini is gone. What comes next?

Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions. It sent back data until the last possible moment, struggling against the atmospheric forces that would […]
September 16, 2017

NASA’s Cassini probe has broken apart in Saturn’s atmosphere — ending its 20-year journey 14

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been vaporized. The probe dove into Saturn’s upper atmosphere this morning, and NASA lost the vehicle’s signal at 7:55AM ET, indicating it […]
September 11, 2017

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The international Cassini probe at Saturn will execute the course correction on Monday that will put it on a path to destruction. The spacecraft is set […]
September 7, 2017

How we’ll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like. Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black night the whole way. That’s how […]
September 6, 2017

Next-Gen Mars Rover Will Explore Potentially Habitable Regions of the Red Planet

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will survey, drill, and take pictures of areas where ancient microbes may have lived. Watch out, Mars. Scientists are going […]