Space

12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered

The discovery brings the total number to 79.

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NASA Solar Sails Could Be Made With Metamaterials
The Near-Earth Asteroid Scout could have a sail made of metamaterial…
20 Space Objects Ranked by How Badass They Sound

These cosmic phenomena all have cool leather jackets.

They Sent Sperm to the Space Station
Researchers aboard the International Space Station investigate if ea…
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Watch Two Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Meet Their End

But something new will rise in their place.

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Lockheed Martin Is 3D-Printing Giant Titanium Space Parts

Building huge fuel tanks via 3D printing could show how new manufacturing will revolutionize the launch industry.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is buried at depths between 1.5 and 2.5 kilometers below theSouth Pole.
Blaze It: Far-Out High-Energy Neutrino Came From a Blazar
This discovery could give us better insight into how our universe works—and understanding what's happening deep inside violent co…
NASA's New Climate Satellites Are Pioneering Laser Rangefinding Tech

NASA's recently launched GRACE satellites use a next-generation rangefinding technology that could end up in many future missions.

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Upcoming Solar Probe Gets Its All-Important Heat Shield

The Parker Space Probe will use every trick in the book to stay cool.

For Just 2nd Time Ever, Meteor Hunters Recover Chunks of Rock They Tracked From Space
Scientists track a meteor through space and recover its remains after impact, proving we’re getting better at spotting potential cosmic…
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Bringing Alien Planets (Virtually) To Life

Want a hands-on tour of a rocket that hasn't been built yet? It's the kind of thing happening inside NASA right now.

Scientists May Have Found Meteorite Fragments in the Ocean

Researchers aboard the Nautilus have identified what are likely fragments of meteorite that fell in March.

Virgin Galactic Wants to Send Tourists to Space

The company is partnering with Italy's biggest space agencies and building an airport for "spaceplanes."

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Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Could Find New Life as a Lunar Taxi

Russia might return to its legendary Soyuz spacecraft as the vehicle of choice in the international effort to explore the Moon.

5 Space Forces From Sci-Fi and What We Can Learn From Them

Can Starfleet and the U.S Colonial Space Marines tell us something about Donald Trump's Space Force?

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How To Photograph a Rocket Launch

This explosive, fiery display only lasts for a few seconds, so you better come prepared.

The Best Lego Sets for NASA, Star Wars, and Sci-Fi

Build a Saturn V rocket or a Millennium Falcon—the choice is yours.

70 Years and Counting, the UFO Phenomenon Is as Mysterious As Ever

Seventy years after the sighting that started it all, what are unidentified flying objects and where do they come from?

We Might Finally Know What Smacked Uranus Sideways

A planet twice the size of Earth gave our most unfortunately named planet its odd tilt.

The First Picture of a Newborn Planet

The photo shows a tiny planet orbiting a star along with a large disk of dust and gas.

Jupiter’s Chaotic Clouds Look Like Gorgeous Marbled Paper

See Jupiter's swirling clouds captured in this surreal, stunning photo.

Scientists Are Sending Astronaut Mice to Space to Study Biology

To see how space will affect our internal biology, NASA is sending a team of rodent astronauts to space.

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Study Shows Exoplanet Has a Stable Axis Just Like Earth

That means it could have a stable climate and seasons.

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The Milky Way Is Full of Potentially Toxic "Space Grease"

The carbon bonds inside the substance bear a striking resemblance to a well-known substance on Earth.

James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Yet Again, Launch Pushed Back to 2021

This is the third major delay announcement in less than a year.

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Is Spewing Complex Organic Molecules Into Space

The little moon appears more enticing for alien life every day.