One of the most persistent conspiracy theories is that the U.S. didn't actually reach the moon in 1969, but simply filmed a scene in order to deceive the entire world.Read More
Queue the Star Wars Mustic
Nothing says joy like watching Astronauts play with a fidget spinner IN SPACE. NASA sent their astronauts on the International Space Station the "it" toy of 2017 and they, of course, showed off their skills on the internet. NASA's Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade), NASA's Joseph Acaba (@AstroAcaba), and Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) perform impressive forward and backward summersaults with their fidget spinner.Read More
Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.
Science fiction books, movies, and television shows get a lot of mileage out of driving their characters through space and time. In some cases, the hero manages to travel through both with the benefit of a Time and Relative Dimensions in Space (TARDIS) machine. You probably know that space travel is already a reality. But did you also know time travel is possible?Read More
KFC literally launched a spicy chicken sandwich into the stratosphere as a marketing campaign.Read More
"Oh, so you think space is pretty? Are you willing to remove your appendix and gallbladder for it? To just go temporarily blind because of your body fluids moving during weightlessness?"Read More
At the signing for an executive order that reinstates the National Space Council, Trump focused on how Mike Pence is "very much into space," the importance of "space security," and the contest to see who'll be chosen for an advisory board that "everybody wants to be on." Ugh.Read More
NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) has been studying the upper atmosphere of Mars since September 2014, and NASA shared MAVEN's ten most important discoveries so far.Read More
Tune into a far-away view of our big blue planet while calming music plays to soothe our ragged nocturnal souls. Was the secret to falling asleep in outer space all along?Read More
Things We Saw Today: Feel Better About Life and the World With Twitch’s 18-Day Mister Rogers Marathon
It's easy to go down a rabbit-hole of negativity these days with everything going on in the world, but for the next sixteen days and change, there is at least one source of positivity and love that is here for us. Twitch is running an 18-day marathon of the children's classic TV show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood.Read More
What would you do if John Boyega crashed your Star Wars photo shoot with BB-8?Read More
"I think it's important," he told me, "but I will not require that of you. Instead, what I will say is, here is the cost of you not exploring and the benefits of you exploring."Read More
Exclusive: Meet NASA’s Female Flight Directors in a Clip From the Upcoming Documentary, Mission Control
If the film Hidden Figures reminded us of anything, it's that it takes a village to get human beings into space. Some villagers tend to get more public recognition than others, but without each of them, nothing is going to space. Now, Gravitas Ventures has partnered with Haviland Digital to bring us the story of the unsung heroes of NASA'S mission control.Read More
SETI Discovers “Strong” Signal Likely Emerging From Nearby Star System, and Nobody’s Saying It’s Aliens, But…
Before somebody says the obvious: the chance that this newfound radio signal observed by SETI belongs to an alien civilization is, no doubt, tiny as all heck. But this signal coming from the area around HD 164595 is coming from some strange unknown, and it's saying something that SETI doesn't want to rule anything out.Read More
In space, no-one can hear you impregnate a planet.
Researchers at the University of Bern recently published a study which revealed that prebiotic chemicals, glycerine and phosphorus, were discovered in the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. While it might not sound like a sexy result, this study is actually evidence of panspermia: the theory that life was transferred to Earth through objects like asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.Read More
For when your get up and go got up and went.
Poor Wolverine. He's getting on in his years, y'know?Read More
Carl Sagan once famously said we are all star stuff. So, too, is the bottom of the sea, apparently.Read More
After spitting some hot fiyah over on the Late Late Show, BB-8 visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.Read More
In space, apparently people CAN hear you tweet. Or use Tumblr.
As of today, Cdr. Kelly says he's on day 321 of his Year in Space, but he's also gone over 500 days in space total! So what better way to celebrate than to answer questions posed by strangers on the Internet?Read More
The Oscar-nominated animation short by Russian filmmaker Konstantin Bronzit, We Can't Live Without Cosmos, is now watchable online. The short centers two astronauts preparing for a space mission, from their training and preparation to take-off and beyond.Read More
While most of us on the East Coast woke up to white blanketing our streets and backyards, you can get a whole different glimpse of what Winter Storm Jonas looks like when you're orbiting hundreds of miles above the Earth.Read More