Science

November 15, 2015

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found water, and we got our first-ever photographs […]
November 14, 2015

NASA reviews progress of habitat development for deep-space exploration

A November meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Advanced Exploration Systems division has discussed the progress made in Fiscal Year 2015 and […]
November 13, 2015

Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of an old Apollo-era rocket will be hitting the Earth today. The debris, dubbed WT1190F, […]
November 12, 2015

SENATE VOTES TO LEGALIZE SPACE MINING

After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate. The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private […]
November 12, 2015

Mars' moon Phobos could be headed for destruction

It’s hard to miss the groove marks that crisscross the moon Phobos. But rather than scars from a past encounter with an asteroid or another space […]
November 11, 2015

'Most distant' Solar System object spied

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System. Observations with Japan’s Subaru telescope reveal the likely icy body to be some 15.5 […]
November 11, 2015

Inside Russia's Star City as British astronaut prepares to blast off into space

For most of its 50 years, the nondescript settlement of concrete buildings an hour’s drive into the forest south-west of Moscow has remained shrouded in absolute […]
November 10, 2015

Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes, and New Horizons Got a Peek

Today, the New Horizons team dropped some science from an unfamiliar location. I mean, yes, all its results are coming from the Pluto system, but today […]
November 7, 2015

NASA unveiled a new prototype of the crowdsourced spacesuit astronauts will wear on Mars

It’s not as sleek or form-fitting as the spacesuit worn by Matt Damon in The Martian, but it’s certainly something. NASA has released the latest photos of its Z-2 […]