Space (24)

Could Mars’ Extinct Volcanoes Reawaken?

Between 3 and 4 billion years ago, Mars  bubbled and burst with volcanic activity.   The planet’s stationary crust and lower surface  gravity meant volcanoes could build themselves...

Alex in Space 09 August · 11

SpaceX and NASA Will Deliver Next-Generation Power to the ISS

SpaceX and NASA are teaming up again to launch their 22d Commercial Resupply Services mission to the ISS... but this time, they're bringing along tools to give it a makeover! Onbo...

Kelly in Space 06 June · 20 · 2

A Guide To Navigating the Stars Without a Smartphone

What happens when you’re lost and you don’t have your phone to give you directions? We all have that one road, building, or tree that helps us remember where we’re going. Without t...

Jacob Enderson in Space 19 March · 32

This Is the Largest Map of Our Universe Ever Created

Dark energy is the mysterious force driving the universe’s accelerating expansion. In an effort to understand it, scientists are planning to make the largest 3D map of the universe...

Alex in Space 13 March · 16

The Latest SpaceX Starship Prototype Is About to Launch

After SpaceX’s previous two Starship prototypes met their explosive demise at the southern tip of Texas, Starship Serial Number 10 has finally stuck the landing! And then it explod...

Alex in Space 10 March · 31

NASA’s Most Powerful Rocket May Be One Step Closer to Launch

NASA decided to kick off the year in a major way, by performing the latest test on the core stage engines of the Space Launch System destined to put the first woman and next man on...

Alex in Space 24 February · 20

NASA Is Getting New Spacesuits, Here’s What Makes Them So Special

NASA’s Artemis program plans to return humans to the moon by 2024, 55 years after astronauts first set boots on lunar regolith. In that time technology has come a long way, so thos...

Alex in Space 12 February · 47

How Space-Time Works When You Look At The Stars

In life, we're used to looking at everything around us unfolding in real time. But looking up at the night sky is different. When we look at the stars we're actually looking at the...

Alex in Space 29 January · 33

There May Be 300 Million Earths in Our Galaxy Waiting to Be Found

Our home planet Earth is just one of the over 100 billion planets found in the entire Milky Way galaxy. Orbiting our Sun at literally the perfect distance to support life, it kinda...

Alex in Space 27 January · 43

China’s Chang'e 5 Will Collect the First Moon Rocks in Nearly 40 Years

China is no stranger to lunar missions. Over the years, the country has sent a number of increasingly challenging missions to our natural satellite. The most famous of which, was t...

Alex in Space 21 November 2020 · 21

SpaceX And NASA Prepare For the Historic Launch of Crew-1

We saw Demo-2 head to space with astronauts and return safely. But that was just a test. Now SpaceX is ready for the real deal: Crew-1. And like many of SpaceX’s endeavors, it’s ma...

Alex in Space 12 November 2020 · 13

The Mystery of Saturn’s Giant Hexagonal Storm May Soon Be Solved

Since its discovery 40 years ago, Saturn’s mysterious hexagon has left scientists scratching their heads. But a recent computer simulation designed by researchers at Harvard may pr...

Jacob Enderson in Space 16 October 2020 · 21