outer space


Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?

The myth of the pulung gantung still holds a powerful, and deadly, sway over the people of Gunung Kidul.


Outer Space Stopped Freaking Out and Made an Album to Help a Baby Sleep

The Cleveland duo—featuring John Elliott of Emeralds—met during a panic attack, but their new album ‘Gemini Suite’ was initially conceived as a sleep aid.


How an Australian University Student Beat NASA at Its Own Game

Paddy Neumann's final-year uni project—which proposes using junk metal as rocket fuel—could change space travel forever.


How ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Elite Dangerous’ Harness the Feeling of Real Exploration

The sci-fi adventure of this summer, and Frontier's similarly ambitious epic, both use procedural generation. But what does that really mean?


A Brief History of Scientists Searching for Extraterrestrial Life

There's still no sign of alien life, but that hasn't stopped researchers from looking for the past 50 years.


Doing the Worm in Outer Space

Teeny tiny worms are helping us make the next giant leap for mankind.


​The Very Serious Business of Figuring Out How Earth Will Handle First Contact with Aliens

If aliens landed in Central Park tomorrow, how would humankind respond? Would we point every tank and gun squarely on the spacecraft? Or would we offer a more neighbourly greeting?


We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if There Were a War in Space

The Pentagon been quietly but clearly voicing concern that war is coming to space. But what exactly would that look like?


To Form a More Perfect Universe: An Interview with Space Lawyer Joanne Gabrynowicz

"Our issues involving space are seen through the lens of geopolitics on the Earth. Our problems originate on Earth, not in space."


That Comet We Just Landed On Smells Like Ass

Earlier today we landed a fucking spacecraft on a comet. The internet is freaking out about it, sharing dark images from outer-space. What you can't tell from the photos, however, is that the comet '67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko' smells worse than death.


13 Lessons From the Future with Zedd and Ariana Grande

Zedd goes pop, Ariana goes dance and space seems pretty chill.


Saturday Night on Zeta - 9711

Don't you hate how television is now a pile of shitty reality TV shows and binge-watching dramas? It isn't what it was 700,000 years ago in outer space.