Space (19)

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 · 9

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 · 12

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 · 13

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 · 13

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 · 13

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 · 7

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 · 7

This NASA Spacecraft Could Unveil the Origins of Life

On the list of all-time big picture questions, “Where did we come from?’ has got to be near the top. It’s stumped philosophers and scientists since the beginning of philosophy and...

Jacob Enderson in Space 14 October 2020 · 10

This New Martian Moon Mission Could Explain How Life Began

We’re heading to Mars again. But this time, it will be the first round-trip mission, not to the Red Planet itself, but to its moons. In case you didn’t know, Mars actually has two...

Jacob Enderson in Space 08 October 2020 · 37 · 1

How Quantum Diamonds Will Help Us Detect Cosmic Collisions

Back in 2015, the two detectors that make up the experiment called LIGO made waves. Well, technically they detected waves — they picked up the gravitational waves generated by two...

Alex in Space 07 October 2020 · 10

Earth’s “Evil” Twin May Hold Signs of Life

After earning a bad reputation as Earth’s “evil twin”, Venus is finally getting some good press. Recently, a team of international astronomers announced the discovery of a rare ga...

Alex in Space 29 September 2020 · 14

This Massive Wall of Galaxies Is Lurking Beyond the Milky Way

Do you ever feel like you were born too late? You may have the urge to be a great explorer, but the age of cartographers mapping our continents’ shores and mountains has long since...

Kelly in Space 14 September 2020 · 40