exploration

9.20.18

What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past

Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.

8.7.18

Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.

11.15.17

Watch the Hypnotic Unfurling of NASA’s Martian Test Parachute

The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) will slow the Mars 2020 rover down from its breakneck pace of 12,000 miles per hour.

10.25.17

Engineers Want Gamers to Explore the Moon with a Remote-Controlled Nanobot

Why go outside when you can visit the Moon from your bedroom?

10.24.17

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.

10.12.17

This Remote Arctic Park in Canada Can Now Be Visited on Google Street View

Fewer than 50 people visit Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island IRL each year.

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9.27.17

Russia Will Help NASA Build an Orbital Moon Station

The Deep Space Gateway is scheduled to be built in the 2020s.

8.15.17

A Teen’s International Space Station Experiment Will Help Us Colonize Mars

15-year-old Alia Almansoori got to watch her experiment get launched into space Monday.

7.27.17

To Get to An Alien Star, Scientists Launched the Tiniest Spacecraft Ever

Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.

6.21.17

Astronauts in Orbit Around Alien Planets Should Explore Surfaces With Robots and VR

“The historical presumption is that exploration means ‘boots on the ground.’ But we’ve gone way beyond that.”

6.14.17

These Robots Will Explore Tunnels Dug by Looters

When a job is too dangerous for people, robots take charge.

5.3.17

Watch Bricks Made of Moondust Being Forged in a Solar Furnace

The DLR German Aerospace Center is pioneering the art of lunar brick-making.

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