Category: Space

Posts about space travel, technology and colonization.

Clusters of Earth-Sized Ice Cyclones – Jupiter Shows its Stuff

With great fanfare, the Juno probe arrived at Jupiter last year. Now, the first science from the little probe is getting shared, and it’s pretty cool. In a NASA press release, Juno principle investigator Scott Bolton […]

Tourists Visiting the Dark Side of the Moon

Elon Musk and SpaceX don’t have a reputation of taking small steps. For the private space company, bigger is better. The next big step? Musk plans to send two private passengers on a one week […]

Jupiter Has Some Really Cool Auroras – in Infrared

We knew we’d get some really cool pics from the Juno spacecraft’s first close pass to Jupiter, but it is one that fell outside the visible spectrum that delivered one of the most dramatic ever […]

“Juno is firing on all cylinders”

On Saturday, August 27th, the Juno spacecraft performed its first of its 36 flybys of the planet Jupiter, coming within 2,600 miles of the atmosphere. It didn’t have much time – it was zipping by […]

Deep Space Travel: NASA Picks Six Companies to Build Habitation Modules

Traveling to distant planets can be tough on space travelers. Spacecraft are constantly bombarded with radiation, debris impact is an ever-present threat, and cramped confines can cause even the most steely-eyed astronaut to question his […]

Lakes, Rivers and Canyons on Titan

As different as each of the planets and moons are from Earth, NASA is finding many similarities as well. A recent study found that Venus may have at one time harbored life, and now the […]

Venus May Have Supported Life

Venus is one nasty place. Its atmosphere is made up of nitrogen and carbon dioxide and is so dense that on its surface, it’s the same as being at a depth of about 3000 feet […]

The Next Big Thing in Space: Cubesats

It used to be that sending a satellite into space took years of planning and cost millions of dollars. Now, enterprising scientists can send their experiments into orbit at a fraction of the cost – […]

Is This the Armageddon Asteroid? NASA is Sending a Mission

It’s name is Bennu and it’s an asteroid that will pass between the Earth and the moon in 2135. That in itself is nothing amazing. In fact, 37 asteroids will do just that in 2016 […]

Deep Space Travel is Not Heart-Healthy

Move over poor diet, high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyle, there’s a new leading cause of cardiovascular related death – at least for those who undertake a particular activity. As if deep space travel wasn’t […]