Space

Space

Astronauts Are Growing Microbes in Space to Help Us Mine Asteroids

Scientists think that bacteria can help make space mining much easier.
Maddie Stone
8.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Asteroid Big Enough to Wipe Out a City Nearly Hit Earth Last Week

The rock shot past at about a fifth of the distance to the Moon—and almost nobody saw it coming until just hours before it passed.
Gavin Butler
7.29.19
Space

Are Earth’s Nations Allowed to ‘Colonise’ the Moon?

Despite all the talk of "lunar colonies", no one actually owns the Moon. So what happens when people start mining it?
Gavin Butler
7.25.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

India Launches Its First Unmanned Spacecraft to the Far Side of the Moon

Stargazers in Australia are thought to have spotted the rocket as it blasted into the stratosphere.
Gavin Butler
7.23.19
Culture

50 Stellar Photos of Outer Space

For the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this weekend, curator Jon Feinstein selected a collection of images capturing deep space fantasies.
Jon Feinstein
7.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

India’s Attempted Moon Landing Delayed by Technical Glitch

The countdown clock was stopped less than an hour before launch.
Gavin Butler
7.15.19
News

India Is About to Attempt Its First Moon Landing

If successful, India will only be the fourth country to achieve this feat.
Meera Navlakha
7.14.19
UFOS

Attending the ‘World’s Biggest UFO Conference’ Showed Me it's a Golden Age for Believers

We spoke to attendees of ‘Contact in the Desert’ about the US military’s recent acknowledgement that UFOs are maybe a thing.
Nick Rose
6.6.19
tech-science

Leaving Earth Comes with Serious Psychological Risks

The film ‘Aniara’ asks what humans are without our home world.
Becky Ferreira
5.17.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
Space

Jeff Bezos Is a Post-Earth Capitalist

Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
Caroline Haskins
5.13.19
Space

Scientists Have Detected a 'Marsquake' for the First Time

Earthquake-like seismic activity on Mars has been, until now, theoretical.
Becky Ferreira
4.25.19
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