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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...

19 March

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...

24 February

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...

12 February

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...

27 January

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...

12 November 2020

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...

16 October 2020

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...

14 October 2020

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

When it comes to making energy, nuclear fusion is the ultimate goal. It holds the promise of clean limitless energy that’s available on demand. But of course, it isn’t easy, and de...

09 October 2020

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...

09 September 2020

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...

02 September 2020

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...

18 August 2020

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...

12 August 2020