Vincent van den Bergh

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We Met Uranus, Our Solar System's Weirdest Planet, 30 Years Ago Today

On January 24th, 1986, Voyager 2 swept past our system’s seventh planet, Uranus, on its way through the solar system. It was the first and last time …

Europe will send humans back to the moon by 2030, ESA says

Nasa and the private space industry has its sights set on putting a human on Mars. Europe, however, has slightly more modest goals; it wants to put …

Space Exploration

The Best Ever View of Our Closest Neighboring Galaxy Has Something Very Strange In It

This is the Andromeda galaxy, our very own Milky Way’s next-door neighbor. It’s the best look we’ve ever managed to get at it—and there’s something …

How NASA might revive the Kepler planet-hunter

Scott Hubbard, a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics, explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.<p>NASA …

Kepler space telescope 'isn't down-and-out just yet' – Nasa

The Kepler space telescope, Nasa's iconic mission to find a new Earth outside our solar system, has a problem. A crucial component used to help it …

ScienceCasts: Bright Explosion on the Moon

ScienceCasts: Bright Explosion on the Moon

Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier | Inc.com

High-profile intergalactic projects such as Elon Musk's Space X and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic have helped bring space travel (read: space commerce) to the mainstream.<p>But they're hardly the only private ventures pursuing ambitious ideas in space. Here are four companies currently trying …

Space Exploration