Science

December 18, 2015

Star Wars-style lightsaber spotted in space by Nasa

Nasa has spotted a huge lightsaber cutting through space, in an area of space clouds where new stars are born. The agency has released images of […]
December 17, 2015

NASA’s Tech Was Repurposed in Some Strange Ways This Year

NASA has a long history of seeing its technology turned around after spaceflight for some more earthbound purposes. (Enjoy that scratch-resistant coating on your glasses? Well, […]
December 16, 2015

Artificial Morality?

If watching sci-fi has taught us anything, it is beware of intelligent robots. From Terminator to Star Wars, when robots become aware humans are in trouble. […]
December 13, 2015

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule's first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to Mars, but the first big test of Nasa’s Orion space capsule […]
December 12, 2015

Tim Peake: a man on a (space) mission

The area cleared around the Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan extends for more than a mile before reaching the observation area where family and […]
December 8, 2015

NASA: we're leaving the space station to the private sector

NASA just gave the private sector a heads-up: The International Space Station will soon have a vacancy. In a NASA advisory panel meeting last week, NASA […]
December 4, 2015

NASA Mars mission suffers problem with key instrument

A seismometer instrument destined for Mars has leaks in its vacuum container. The problem could delay the scheduled 4 March launch of NASA’s InSight spacecraft, which […]
December 2, 2015

spacex will attempt next rocket landing at cape canaveral instead of on an ocean platform

Next time a SpaceX rocket touches down, it will be on solid ground. Florida Today broke the news today that SpaceX was hoping to land its […]
December 2, 2015

Stunning video captures rocket separation in space like never before

Wow. This is truly spectacular. Here’s footage from UP Aerospace, which captured a multistage rocket separating in space like we’ve never seen before. You can see […]