Monday, November 18, 2019

NASA’s VIPER lunar rover will hunt water on the Moon in...

NASA is looking for liquid gold on the Moon — not oil, but plain-old water. If we’re going to have a permanent presence there,...

The First Cubesats to Mars Were Almost Lost Upon Arrival

WASHINGTON — The first-ever interplanetary cubesats went dark just before their big moment last fall, spurring a last-minute rescue effort.The two satellites, part of...

Hoping against hope

In uncertain times like these, staying optimistic can be a real challenge. But whether you keep yourself centered with meditation, daily affirmations or sheer...

NASA’s VIPER rover will look for water ice on the Moon

Before NASA takes humanity back to the Moon, it'll first send a golf cart-sized robot to the lunar south pole where the crewed Artemis...

Bam! Scientists Watch Distant Exoplanet Collision

Astronomers love a hot mess — at least when it can tell them more about how solar systems work. When scientists studied a star system...

Mars Soil Is Very Weird, the Mole’s Struggles Show

The mole's Mars struggles have not been in vain.The burrowing heat probe aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander was designed to go 10 to 16...

SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation Starship rockets

SpaceX's next-generation rocket, the Starship, is 50 meters long and powered by three Raptor engines, creating a whopping 12,000 kN of thrust. It is...

Trump just got fact-checked from space, again

Today, President Trump took a few moments out of his day to speak with NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are currently...

How the Nobel Prize-Winning Exoplanet Was Found

Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of "Your Place...

Venus May Not Have Been As Earthlike As Scientists Thought

Was Venus once covered in a liquid water ocean? A new study suggests it was not, which could diminish hope that eons ago, warm...