The White House's 2016 budget request for NASA is $18.5 billion dollars, and a large chunk of that sweet, sweet space cash is going to fund a mission to "the destination within the solar system most likely to harbor current life": Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.Read More
11-Year-Old Aspiring Programmer Wants to Teach Other Girls How to Code: “I Can Do Everything Boys Want to Do”
Yesterday's Tech Superwomen Summit in San Francisco had a very special guest: 11-year-old aspiring programmer Ava Brodie.Read More
Set phasers to snuggle.
Astronaut, TV host, and NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin is already an amazing human being, but PUPPIES! This is officially the greatest official astronaut portrait ever.Read More
Down in front!
A "mountain-size" asteroid is passing by the Earth right now, and we'd all be able to see it if the snow weren't ruining our lives.Read More
Look, all I'm saying is that air is really cool.Read More
Not to be confused with 200X, the year of Dr. Light.
The United Nations has named 2015 the International Year of Light, which includes light-based technologies—even ones that see things that humans can't. So, NASA has released some amazing new image composites of objects in space for all of us to ogle.Read More
It's just lonely up there, OK?
Did you do your homework today? Well Curiosity loves you for it, you wonderful nerd, because it could use some company. Have fun laughing at all those slackers from Mars.Read More
So a lot like Pluto, right? Shots fired!
The dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in our solar system's asteroid belt—in between Mars and Jupiter—at about 2,850,000 square kilometers of surface area. NASA's Dawn mission is approaching Ceres for a rendezvous in the coming months, and it's now close enough to give us a close up look at the object.Read More
Curiosity Rover Preparing to Snort Mars Crystals Before Undergoing Major Software Update; Is Total Badass
Rock and rove.
Look out, Martians! Crystal-guzzling robot in the house!Read More
Beagle 2! Oh, we haven't seen Beagle 2 in yeeeears!
The UK's Beagle 2 lander, which has been missing for 11 years, was just found on the surface of Mars and is now officially safe from the clutches of any alien invaders and their cheap voodoo.Read More