space (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...

21 November 2020

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 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...

08 October 2020

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...

07 October 2020

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...

29 September 2020

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...

14 September 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

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...

02 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

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...

27 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