At NASA’s request, five mechanical engineering students designed and assembled a prototype table and chair for astronauts in space or for places like the moon...
Enormous Hole in the Universe May Not Be the Only One
Astronomers have found evidence of a giant void that could be the largest known structure in the universe. The “supervoid” solves a controversial cosmic puzzle:... Read more
Quarter Century of Staring Into Space: Hubble Space Telescope Marks 25th Birthday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—One of NASA’s crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some... Read more
The Space Tourism Industry Is Already Planning How to Entertain You in Space
It’s the dawn of commercial space travel and an entire industry has spawned to service tourists who will travel to the final frontier. There are... Read more
Revealed for the First Time: Map Sheds Light on Dark Matter That Binds the Universe Together
Dark matter is the most common stuff in the universe. A billion sub-atomic particles of dark matter pass through your outstretched hand every second, yet... Read more
Shedding New Light on the Search for the ‘Invisible’ Dark Matter
We can map it, weigh it, and simulate it, yet we still have no idea what it is. But dark matter is coming into the... Read more
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Milky Way’s New Companions
When we think of cosmology, we often imagine the largest telescopes peering into the deepest space, collecting the feeble light from exploding stars or the... Read more
Evidence Found That Supports Current Existence of Liquid Water on Mars (Video)
Curiosity’s hard work is once again paying off by turning up evidence that liquid water quite likely exists on Mars at this time. A paper... Read more
SpaceX Safely Launches Space Station Supplies but Booster Stage Crash-Lands Again
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX has successfully launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station, including the first espresso maker in orbit. But its attempt... Read more
Why Giant White Spots Pop up on Saturn
Every 20 to 30 years, Saturn’s atmosphere roils with giant, planet-encircling thunderstorms that produce intense lightning and enormous cloud disturbances. The head of one of... Read more
Space Station Supply Flight Delayed by Bad Weather
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla—SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries and an espresso maker to the International Space Station. Fast-approaching storm clouds prevented... Read more
Is Black Hole ‘Information Loss Paradox’ Wrong?
Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a... Read more
Blood Moon Live Stream, Time, Date: When is the Full Moon this Weekend?
A total lunar eclipse is taking place this Saturday, April 4, and it’s also known as the “Blood Moon.” The Blood Moon on Saturday can... Read more
How Can Dark Matter Cause Chaos on Earth Every 30 Million Years?
In 1980, Walter Alvarez and his group at the University of California–Berkeley, discovered a thin layer of clay in the geologic record, which contained an... Read more
Astronaut’s Twin Brother Fools NASA Before One-Year Mission Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission... Read more
3 Astronauts to Blast Off for 1-year Trip to Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan—An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Of the three-man team,... Read more
Water May Have Struck This Mars Crater Twice
A new geologic history of the flow of water in Jezero crater near Mars’ equator says interesting things about how the red planet operated nearly... Read more