Science

October 25, 2015

Concept for NASA's monster rocket passes critical test

The design for NASA’s future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that […]
October 24, 2015

HOW DID THE HALLOWEEN ASTEROID SNEAK UP ON US?

On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon.
October 23, 2015

Ground Zero-G: Why Space Warfare Might Be Closer Than We Think

The idea of human conflict in space goes back to the 1930s. While moviegoers were thrilled by the adventures of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, scientists in the Third Reich developed plans for a space station with a large mirror to reflect concentrated sunlight back to Earth's surface, in effect, making a heat ray.
October 22, 2015

Scientists witness death of solar system for 1st time

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the dying moments of a solar system that may once have been similar to our own.
October 19, 2015

ARE THOSE REALLY ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURES? HOW ASTRONOMERS PLAN TO INVESTIGATE

Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.
October 17, 2015

Who’s Out There?—The Bottom Line

Here’s another way that our robotic missions might search for life in this solar system. Brown University reports that large glass deposits have been found on central peaks in impact craters on Mars.
October 16, 2015

Pluto science paper highlights new mysteries

Scientists have released the first published scientific results from July’s historic flyby of Pluto and its moons, highlighting new discoveries and the new mysteries that have […]
September 15, 2015

SPACEX DRAGON CAPSULE COULD BRING SOIL SAMPLES BACK FROM MARS

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has been dutifully carting supplies to and from the International Space Station since 2012. Now a team of researchers wants to send the Dragon […]
September 14, 2015

Who’s Out There?—M Dwarfs and Subice Oceans

Before Kepler 452b grabbed our attention with its near-Earth size orbit in the Goldilocks (liquid water) zone of a G2 sun like ours, the M dwarf stars were […]