Space (19)

The most exciting telescope that no-one is talking about

We are all, in my opinion, rightfully excited about the James Webb Space Telescope launch in 2021. Such a powerful space telescope will allow us to see things extremely far away...

Alex in Space 02 September 2020 · 49 · 1

In Space, Every Poop Is a Floater: Why the New ISS Toilet Costs $23 Million

We have a habit of deifying astronauts, but the truth is they’re humans just like us. They put on their space suits one leg at a time, they have to eat, sleep, and just like us, po...

Den W. in Space 09 September 2020 · 42

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

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

What Evidence Do We Have for Life on Mars?

Perseverance, the Mars 2020 rover, which is expected to land on the red planet in February of 2021. And one of its main jobs? Finding signs of ancient microbial life on Mars. But...

Alex in Space 18 August 2020 · 24 · 1

This Upcoming NASA Mission Could Discover How Our Solar System Began

As of this month, NASA officially approved the construction  of their asteroid hunting spacecraft, Lucy. Little Lucy will visit two large asteroid clusters near Jupiter known as t...

Kelly in Space 02 September 2020 · 23 · 1

Forget GPS, Future Missions May Use Neutron Stars to Navigate Deep Space

Lighthouses have helped safely guide mariners for centuries. As space explorers consider traveling to destinations like the moon and beyond, future interstellar travelers may one d...

Alex in Space 12 August 2020 · 21

11 Billion Years of Our Universe’s History Were Missing… Until Now

We think it all started with a Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Just like that, the universe burst into existence, and we can still see the remnants of this event’s afterglow in th...

Alex in Space 27 August 2020 · 21 · 1

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

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

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

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