Space

Explore the vast reaches of space and mankind’s continuing efforts to conquer the stars, including theories such as the Big Bang, the International Space Station, plus what the future holds for space travel and exploration.

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Researchers at the Zwicky Transient Facility have found an asteroid in Earth's orbit. And this one has the shortest year yet.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

NASA has built a lightweight robotic helicopter capable of flying in the thin atmosphere of Mars.

By Patrick J. Kiger

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Scientists recently found 12 more moons revolving around Jupiter, bringing its total to 79. Why does Jupiter have so many darn moons? Is there any advantage to that?

By Mark Mancini

Why do planets in the solar system all seem to be round? Why not cylindrical? Or even cube-shaped?

By Mark Mancini

And one of the exoplanets in the Teegarden star system could have a temperature range between 32 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

And an additional $11,000 will allow you to use the space toilet.

By Patrick J. Kiger

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Will this groundbreaking clock revolutionize space travel? NASA is banking on it.

By Mark Mancini

The mysterious microbes living more than half a mile beneath the deepest ocean floors could have something to teach us about Martian life.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

Launching a rocket into space takes all types of precision and physics. And knowing the exact time to get the launch right is a science in itself.

By Mark Mancini

So what does that mean for good ol' Earth someday?

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

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The idea of planet Nibiru has captivated doomsday prophets and conspiracy theorists for decades, but nobody has proven its existence. What's the deal?

By Mark Mancini

We've been cruising to and from the International Space Station since 2000. Isn't it about time we started moving on to other space destinations and establishing human outposts?

By Patrick J. Kiger

Eugene Shoemaker's contributions to lunar science were legendary. In a fitting tribute, NASA sent his ashes to the moon.

By Mark Mancini

The wait is over. NASA confirms Mars is seismically active.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

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It may be supermassive, but snagging this one-of-a-kind pic was no easy feat.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

We know space is awash in ultraviolet radiation. So how are astronauts protected from all those UV rays?

By Mark Mancini

In the darkness of space, we’re comforted by our moon, the circular inspirer of song lyrics, poetry, and wannabe astronauts. But what do you really know about the moon and its history? Take this quiz to find out.

By Nathan Chandler

The Shelton family from Texas sent their first bouquet in 1998 after the Challenger disaster. And they haven't stopped since.

By John Donovan

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The moon's getting a new, space-proof library that will serve as an archive for all humanity.

By Jesslyn Shields

Rovers are getting some practice hunting for microbes here on Earth before they head to Mars in 2020.

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.

NASA is hoping to begin sending scientific probes to the moon in 2019 on private spacecraft, in preparation for a manned lunar mission in 2028.

By Patrick J. Kiger

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity's last words were: "My battery is low and it's getting dark."

By Patrick J. Kiger

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By studying these geological formations here on Earth, we may be able to learn how to live on other planets.

By Tara Yarlagadda

It's tricky to see the true shape of the Milky Way when you're stuck inside it. So how did scientists figure it out?

By Ian O'Neill, Ph.D.