Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS

Science can be cute as hell when it wants to be – take the JEM Internal Ball Camera (“Int-Ball” for short). The device, created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency … Continue reading Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS

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NASA Is Planning an Asteroid Deflection Test Mission in Case The Unthinkable Happens

Armageddon prevention 101. NASA is preparing an ambitious test mission to see if it’s capable of deflecting an incoming asteroid that, if left unchecked, would imperil Earth. The space agency wants to … Continue reading NASA Is Planning an Asteroid Deflection Test Mission in Case The Unthinkable Happens

Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Are Galactic Fugitives

An artist’s impression of runaway stars. Credit: Amanda Smith The speediest stars zipping through the Milky Way galaxy are runaways from a small neighboring galaxy, according to a new study. … Continue reading Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Are Galactic Fugitives

LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space

The discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO experiment in 2015 sent ripples through the scientific community. Originally predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the confirmation of these waves … Continue reading LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 mission to land the … Continue reading Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

NASA closing out Asteroid Redirect Mission

GREENBELT, Md. — With administration plans to cancel it announced earlier this year, and a lack of congressional support, NASA is in an “orderly closeout” phase of its Asteroid Redirect … Continue reading NASA closing out Asteroid Redirect Mission

New confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

This illustration reveals how the gravity of a white dwarf star warps space and bends the light of a distant star behind it. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI) … Continue reading New confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained

The Wow! signal represented as “6EQUJ5”. Credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO)(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Center of Planetary Science (CPS) has finally solved … Continue reading Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained

U.S. Air Force taps SpaceX to launch next X-37B spaceplane mission

File photo of an X-37B spaceplane being encapsulated inside the nose cone of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket before its first test flight in April 2010. Credit. U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Air Force taps SpaceX to launch next X-37B spaceplane mission

Now Available on Steam – EVERSPACE

EVERSPACE is Now Available on Steam! EVERSPACEâ„¢ combines fast-paced combat with roguelike elements, great visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted … Continue reading Now Available on Steam – EVERSPACE

Buzz Aldrin to NASA: Retire the International Space Station ASAP to Reach Mars

NASA and its partner agencies should retire the International Space Station and focus on getting astronauts to Mars instead, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin said. Credit: NASA If NASA and … Continue reading Buzz Aldrin to NASA: Retire the International Space Station ASAP to Reach Mars

NASA’s Mars Plan May Include Yearlong Mission to the Moon

Phase 2 of NASA’s current plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s involves a yearlong crewed mission to validate the Mars vehicle around the moon. Credit: NASA/The Humans … Continue reading NASA’s Mars Plan May Include Yearlong Mission to the Moon

NASA Astronauts Are Close to Identifying Unknown Microbe Colonies That Grow in Space

The International Space Station (ISS) is usually a pretty clean place. But where there are people, there are microorganisms. And when you’re trapped in a giant hunk of metal some … Continue reading NASA Astronauts Are Close to Identifying Unknown Microbe Colonies That Grow in Space

As Cassini Makes 1st ‘Grand Finale’ Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain

Running low on fuel, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun the final — and most daring — phase of its epic mission to Saturn. After using a final flyby of the … Continue reading As Cassini Makes 1st ‘Grand Finale’ Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain

Hold Onto Your Brain: There Might Be Twice as Many Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe

A new discovery has potentially doubled the number of supermassive black holes that astronomers thought existed in our Universe. Supermassive black holes were traditionally thought to be at the centre … Continue reading Hold Onto Your Brain: There Might Be Twice as Many Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe

Researchers capture first ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Dark matter filaments bridge the space between galaxies in this false colour map. The locations of bright galaxies are shown by the white regions and the presence of a dark … Continue reading Researchers capture first ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Epic Cassini Saturn Mission Begins ‘Grand Finale’ This Month

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s veteran Cassini mission will officially kick off its farewell tour of the Saturn system on April 22 with a final close encounter of the ringed planet’s … Continue reading Epic Cassini Saturn Mission Begins ‘Grand Finale’ This Month