Space

Space

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.
Alex Lubben
2 days ago
Space

Tardigrade 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.
Mika McKinnon
4 days ago
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
8.5.19
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
7.18.19
Science

Interstellar Mold Is Becoming a Problem for Space Travel

Fungal spores can survive the radiation of a trip to Mars, potentially posing health risks to astronauts.
Madeleine Gregory
7.1.19
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 U.S. military’s recent acknowledgment 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
5.10.19
Space

The Milky Way Ate This Star Cluster Billions of Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped detailed images of Messier 75, which is part of the 'Gaia Sausage.'
Becky Ferreira
4.26.19
Motherboard

Scientists Have Detected a 'Marsquake' for the First Time

Earthquake-like seismic activity on Mars has been, until now, theoretical.
Becky Ferreira
4.23.19
Motherboard

Why Does the First Picture of a Black Hole Look Like a SpaghettiO?

There's some trippy science behind the curious look of the first-ever direct observation of a black hole, released on Wednesday.
Matthew Gault
4.10.19
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