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February 22, 2017

Major discovery on planets ‘beyond our solar system’ coming from NASA

Scientists with the U.S. space agency will be on hand this afternoon to discuss new finding on exoplanets NASA scientists will hold a news conference later […]
February 3, 2017

IF EARTH’S ORBIT IS SO CROWDED, WHY DON’T WE SEE SPACE JUNK IN PHOTOS OF THE EARTH?

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space,Popular Science gets questions about why, if there’s so much garbage in space, we […]
March 8, 2016

So, You're Still Interested in Astronomy – Exoplanets

Hi, Last time, we looked at the main asteroid belt, a feature of the solar system that makes the place we live so special. How special? […]
January 21, 2016

Is there life on Mars? It's not likely, say scientists, after four-year experiment in Earth's coldest place

Scientists use drill designed for Red Planet‘s permafrost to discover ‘cold and arid threshold’ at which even primitive organisms cannot exist. The chances of finding life […]
December 21, 2015

NASA Lays Groundwork for Sending Humans to Mars

Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 […]
December 17, 2015

5 Outta-This-World Room Ideas

Going to space isn’t exactly the easiest process – or the least expensive. But these DIY room ideas provide a truly out of this world experience […]
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, […]
October 29, 2015

Russia just announced that it's sending humans to the moon

Before 2030, Russia plans to land its first cosmonauts on the moon, and Europe wants a piece of the action. They’re a little late for the […]
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 […]