Space

9.17.19

Inside Lockheed Martin’s New Facility for Simulating Space Wars

'Pulsar Guardian' will let governmental and commercial customers run wargames simulating conflict in space.

9.10.19

This Is What Happens When Two Satellites Collide In Space

The first-ever collision between artificial satellites changed how the world looked at space. Now, low-Earth orbit is about to get a lot more crowded.

9.5.19

Why Alien Life Might Literally Glow

Scientists think that they can detect aliens by looking for bioluminescent glows.

8.23.19

Russia Just Sent This Robot, Which Can Shoot Guns, Into Space

Meet "Fyodor", which will arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday and definitely won't become self aware.

8.21.19

Micro-Animal Spill on the Moon Proves We Need Rules for Spreading Life Beyond Earth

Tardigrade mishap on the Moon sparks questions on if we should restrict unusual spacecraft payloads.

8.6.19

Astronauts Are Growing Microbes in Space to Help Us Mine Asteroids

Scientists think that bacteria can help make space mining much easier.

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7.23.19

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.

7.18.19

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.

6.6.19

The 'World's Biggest UFO Conference' Showed 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.

5.20.19

Leaving Earth Comes with Serious Psychological Risks

The film ‘Aniara’ asks what humans are without our home world.

5.14.19

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.

5.13.19

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.

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