Space Exploration

Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.<p>You see, Uranus is so sad and so very lonely; despite being discovered in 1781, …

Astronomy

Back To The Moon? ESA Scientists Propose Heat Engine Plan To Keep Astronauts Warm During Lunar Nights

Scientists and astronomers have long believed that before mankind can undertake a voyage to Mars, another trip to the moon is imperative. The logic …

Space Science

Trust Me, Living on the Moon Will Be Hell

Humans (not you, you’ll be dead) are going to have to live somewhere other than Earth eventually. There might be some options for new homes on Mars, …

Astronomy

Listen to the sounds of an office, a vinyl record from 1964

In 1948, Moses Asch founded the incredibly influential Folkways Records label to record and share music and sounds from around the world. Along with …

Music

When and Where Does Zordon Exist?

Of all of the mysteries of the <i>Power Rangers</i> universe, when and where Zordon exists is the most baffling.<p>In the classic TV show from the ‘90s, Zordon …

Physics

Meet the Audi lunar quattro soon to land on the moon

Audi isn’t shying away from bold statements, that literally put them at the very top of automotive engineering on Earth. They believe in themselves …

Space Science

The Proper Role of NASA

The U.S. government has long funded missions of exploration to seed future growth. Famously, Lewis and Clark were sent to explore the American West …

Space

NASA test fires rocket engine for future Mars mission

NASA tested part of the rocket that will likely take humans to Mars at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on March 23. The engines will power the agency's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on future deep space missions.<p>This is the second RS-25 engine test for 2017 and the space agency has …

Space Travel

Process Behind Martian Streaks Continues To Puzzle

It’s a well-documented fact that roughly 4 billion years ago, Mars had liquid water flowing on its surface. However, there have also been recent …

Astronomy

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Space

Surprises on Mars have lead to unexpectedly severe damage to Curiosity's wheels

MARCH 24, 2017 —It’s not easy off-roading on an alien planet. Harsh conditions abound, and you can’t call AAA if you get a flat.<p>NASA’s car-sized Curiosity rover continues to experience exactly these challenges. A routine inspection on March 19 uncovered two breaks in the raised ribs that reinforce …

Space

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

<b>After two decades of development and "heartbreak", scientists are on the verge of sending missions to explore the ocean world of Europa. Could this be our best shot at finding life elsewhere in the Solar System?</b><p>Orbiting the giant planet Jupiter is an icy world, just a little smaller than Earth's …

Extraterrestrial Life

There’s Still A Long Way To Go Before Humans Can Successfully Colonize on Mars

No one said it would be easy, that’s for certain. But, are organizations as ready as they claim to be when it comes to getting set for launching a …

Astronomy

Trump’s space bill promises humans on Mars by 2030s. Elon Musk isn’t happy

The new Nasa Transition Authorization Act 2017 promises $19.5 billion in funding from next year. What does this mean for the space agency?<p>Donald Trump has passed the first US law in seven years that outlines Nasa’s long-term future. It stipulates that the space agency will continue to focus on …

Space Travel

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Only Moved 10 Miles In Four Years, Here's Why

Slow and steady wins the race 🐢<p>NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for over four years now, which when you think about it is a truly remarkable achievement.<p>Since its landing in 2012 it has done some incredible things from proving that conditions on Mars could have allowed life to exist, …

Mars Rover

Curiosity Captures Gravity Wave Shaped Clouds On Mars

This week, from March 20th to 24th, the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas. Every year, this …

What It Means For You When The Moon Is Waxing & Waning

At this very moment, the moon is a waning crescent. Sure, it's not as mysterious as a new moon or inspiring as a full moon, but that doesn't mean you should dismiss the waning moon as a spiritual rebuilding phase. And the same goes for the waxing moon.<p>For those who aren't familiar with the lunar …

Space Science

SpaceX & NASA Studying 2020 Landing Sites For Dragon

As part of their effort to kick-start the eventual colonization of Mars, SpaceX is sending an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars. Initially, that …

Space Science

Mars Spacesuits: Designing a Blue-Collar Suit for the Red Planet

The first explorers on Mars will need a new kind of spacesuit, and a university-based team has taken a novel approach to design the …

Space Science

Simulated Mars dust makes for weird 3D-printed objects

European Space Agency researchers print a tiny igloo and a wall corner out of fake Mars dust -- and they look like something you wouldn't want to step in.<p>When humans finally get to Mars, they'll need to use local resources in their quest for survival. Mars has a lot of dust, and the European Space …

3D Printing

A New Generation of Interplanetary Rovers is Crawling Toward the Stars

The surface of Europa, one of Jupiter’s four moons, makes a formidable foe. First off, it's wrapped in a thick rind of ice, torn open into great …

Lemurs

Explore the Red Planet With a Mega-Map of Mars’ Topography - Creators

We want to reach out and touch the bumps, cracks, and crags of Mars' surface that Finnish artist Jan Fröjdman weaves into a four-minute short called, <i>A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS</i>. Fröjdman, also an R&D engineer and certified hot air balloonist, spent three months arranging data from 33,000 …

Space

SpaceX and NASA Are Looking for Places to Land on Mars

SpaceX, the aerospace company led by Elon Musk, is working with NASA scientists to locate possible landing sites on Mars.<p>Paul Wooster, who manages …

SpaceX

Trump, NASA Mars Mission: Elon Musk Says Bill Won't Get U.S. To Red Planet

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk offered a rare criticism of NASA and the Donald Trump administration Tuesday evening when he said via Twitter that …

Elon Musk

Nasa is using lasers to build an internet in space for near Earth as well as deep space missions

In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, Nasa said …

Space

The Planetary Society Has a Few Tips for the President

Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, offers an important 5-point plan for President Trump on space exploration and NASA's budget. <br>Read More

Space Travel

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian”

On <b>November 5, 2013,</b> a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent of …

Space Science

Trump plans to strip NASA’s earth science division, promote mission to Mars

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed into law a new plan for NASA’s future. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 calls for a $19.5 …

Space Science

Little Robot On A Mission To Mars? NASA Makes A Friend For The Mars Rover

NASA is developing a robot that could go where no robot has gone before: over and under difficult terrain on Mars or another planet.<p>The PUFFER — …

Astronomy

Trump is about to increase NASA’s budget so we can go to Mars

By David Gilbert on Mar 21, 2017<p>On Tuesday President Trump is expected to sign a NASA bill which will increase the overall budget of the space agency to $19.5 billion and refocus efforts on deep space exploration – with a manned mission to Mars seen as the next great challenge.<p>Sending a spaceship …

NASA