space (21)

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

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...

13 March

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...

10 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

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...

29 January

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

What We Lost When the Arecibo Observatory Collapsed

The Arecibo Observatory has fallen. This marks the end of a nearly 60 year sky gazing career that has not only helped us to better understand the universe, but has also scoured the...

23 January

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