A Real Life Lost in Space – Found!

Nearly two years ago while undergoing in-flight testing, the STEREO-B spacecraft lost communications with ground stations on Earth. Like in a script of a science fiction movie, it sent one last message containing only a few […]

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 […]

Saturn Bends its Rings

In this picture recently snapped by the Cassini spacecraft seems to show the rings of Saturn being bent as they approach the shadow of the planet. Gravitational warp? Space-time distortion? It’s nothing so grand, unfortunately. […]

Four New Planets Found… In the Same Star System

The Kepler spacecraft has been finding planets all over the place during its K2 mission. To date, it has found 104 confirmed planets among 197 star systems surveyed. Yesterday, NASA announced four more planetary finds, […]

Without a Doubt, the Coolest Planet Ever

It’s hard to imagine that at one time scientists were unsure whether planets even existed outside out solar system. Now, it seems like lately there is a new planet discovered every week – it’s almost become […]