November 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Balancing Probability and Huge Numbers

Are we too easily fooled by our ability to write huge numbers? Numbers that represent how far light travels in a year (light years) trick us […]
November 14, 2016

Ridley Scott brings 'The Martian' to VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

Matt Damon’s experience taming the wilds of Mars in the The Martian are now available to all, thanks to the immersive magic of virtual reality. The […]
November 13, 2016

NASA Showcases Virtual Reality for Space Exploration

Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets are already aiding astronauts on the International Space Station, and next-generation VR could prove vital for journeys to Mars NEW YORK—Visitors from NASA’s […]
November 11, 2016

Two of NASA’s Space Telescopes Team Up to Spot Distant Brown Dwarf

Scaled somewhere between small stars and large planets, brown dwarfs are among the universe’s most curious phenomena. Though they can be up to 80 times more […]
November 9, 2016

ExoMars: Searching for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos’ ExoMars program is sending a series of spacecraft to Mars to find out if life ever existed on Mars. Besides […]
November 7, 2016

NASA: Students Design Space Habitation Systems for ‘Journey to Mars’ Crew

Students have created prototypes of space habitation systems for astronauts on the “Journey to Mars.” The prototypes were built by the university teams of NASA’s eXploration Systems […]
November 6, 2016

NASA and FEMA Practiced Emergency Operations for an Asteroid Impact

The year is 2020 and Los Angeles is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. You’ve known this day was coming since the […]
October 26, 2016

'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI Search

If intelligent aliens actually do live around Tabby’s star, astronomers are determined to find them. The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will spend $100 million over the […]
October 25, 2016


THE CLOSEST POTENTIALLY HABITABLE PLANET HAS AN INTRIGUING INTERIOR What might the closest exoplanet to Earth look like? Anything from a cannonball-like world to an ocean-covered […]