Scientists Are Automating Plutonium Production So NASA Can Explore Deep Space
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have eliminated a major bottleneck in the production of plutonium-238 for deep space exploration through automation.
Voyager 2 Joins Its Twin in Interstellar Space
The probe crossed the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium, on November 5.
How Humans Will Finally Reach Interstellar Space
Four decades ago, Voyager 1 and 2 began their journey to the stars. When will humans follow them?
Dark was the night, and cold the ground
For the 200th anniversary of Voyager 1, NASA has planned a special treat.
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Vitalic's "Tu Conmigo" Is an Understated Pop Meditation on Yearning
The French producer's track features vocals from Spanish artist La Bien Querida.
How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration
Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
Here's a Trippy Simulation of Space Weather
While sampling the solar wind, New Horizons may have witnessed the birth of anomalous cosmic rays
This Futuristic Exploration Vehicle Is a ‘Swiss Army Knife on Wheels’
Motherboard travelled to LA county to check out the 'KiraVan,' a test bed for travel tech.
Space Tourism Is Already Here
In the second episode of our Voyager series we check out what's already on offer for space tourists—and the closest you can get if you're not a multi-millionaire.
Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots
Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.
Why We Should Use This Jumping Robot to Explore Neptune
"It would be almost totally novel."
Advice for New Horizons from 1989
Suzanne Dodd knows how the New Horizons team must be feeling right now. She guided Voyager 2 on our first flyby of Neptune in 1989.