Science

March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
March 6, 2017

Solar Storm Warning: New Tool Could Help Protect Astronauts

NASA scientists have developed a new technique that could improve space-weather forecasts and help protect astronauts from potentially dangerous solar storms. Earth‘s sun is an active […]
March 4, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too! Way back in 2015, NASA’s New Horizon’s mission flew by the […]
February 27, 2017

Research and Spaceflight to Exoplanets: An Interview with Dr. Kipping

  NASA exoplanet researchers have recently announced the TRAPPIST-1 system, a solar system like our own with 7 planets, 49 light-years away. Three of these planets […]
February 26, 2017

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions, they’re going to need some veggies. For the first time since the end of […]
February 21, 2017

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, […]
February 10, 2017

HERE’S WHAT NASA’S EUROPA LANDER COULD LOOK LIKE

IT’S DESIGNED TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON JUPITER’S ICY MOON While many of NASA’s current missions are investigating Mars or various asteroids, a mission launching in […]
February 6, 2017

How To Build A Space Suit That’s Actually (Sort Of) Comfortable

After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade. No one ever donned a space suit because it was comfy. Quite the opposite—space […]
February 5, 2017

Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative that hopes to send miniature spaceships on a high-speed jaunt to the Centauri system sometime within the next few decades. Doing […]