Science

June 14, 2017

Our sun might have been born with an evil twin called “Nemesis”

Sunlike stars often come in twos and threes, and astronomers and astrophysicists have long wondered why. Are these pairs and trios born as multiple stars orbiting the same point, […]
June 13, 2017

Become a Citizen of the Asgardia Space Nation With 300kb of Data

Asgardia will launch its first satellite later this year. Scientists behind the ‘space nation’ Asgardia will take the first steps towards achieving their goals of a lawless space […]
June 12, 2017

Compact Fusion Rockets Could Be the Future of Interplanetary Space Missions

Fusion technology can enable exciting robotic and human missions to Mars and Pluto, and may potentially provide a means of making interstellar space travel possible. Fusion-powered […]
June 10, 2017

Comet Strikes May Have Helped Spur Life on Earth

New research provides for the first time a genetic link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. Life on Earth may not have been possible without […]
June 9, 2017

China’s Rising Space Ambitions: The modern space race and beyond

It was 8:43 p.m. Beijing Time on Nov. 3, 2016 on a clear day at the Wenchang launch center in China. The China National Space Administration […]
June 8, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Weirdoes or Boring Carbon Critters?

(+Reviewing a Review of the book by Jim Al-Khalili Aliens: the World’s Leading Scientists on the Search For Extraterrestrial Life) Jennifer Senior writes a thoughtful review […]
June 5, 2017

1st Private Space Station Will Become an Off-Earth Manufacturing Hub

The first-ever commercial space station will become a manufacturing hub just a few years after reaching orbit, if everything goes according to plan. Houston-based company Axiom […]
June 3, 2017

NASA’s GPS-Like Deep Space Navigation Experiment Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

The space agency is preparing to test the use of pulsars as navigational beacons, which it hopes will enable a sustained human presence throughout the solar system. […]
June 1, 2017

NASA’s sun-kissing probe gets a hot new name

The mission itself isn’t news. NASA’s solar probe is launching in the summer of 2018, and if you know anything about how space exploration works, you […]