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It looks like the ESA's ExoMars lander has crashed into the Red Planet

Space is hard, and for every Curiosity rover rolling around on Mars, there are a whole lot more failed missions that missed the mark. It looks like the ESA’s ExoMars project falls in the latter category —though that doesn’t mean the space agency didn’t pull down some useful intel.

Here's how the universe could destroy itself via the horror of vacuum decay

Forget Earthly extinction events -- this cosmic calamity is far scarier!!

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin announces plans for first space tourist flights in 2018

With SpaceX setting its sights on Mars and beyond, Blue Origin is gearing up to fill the space tourist void as early as 2018.

Cosmic rays could give future Mars astronauts space dementia

Getting astronauts into space and keeping them alive is already a tough nut to crack, and a new study shows it’ll be even harder than we thought.


China sending the first astronauts to its new, experimental space station

The International Space Station (ISS) might be showing its age, but China is launching a space base of its own — and the first astronauts are on their way now.

The universe contains 10-20 times more galaxies than we ever thought

We already knew the universe was a big place, but it might be even bigger than we’d realized. 

Space station aims to be first space-based nation; now accepting citizenship applications

If the state of the world has you looking to get to another country, there might be one option a whole lot further than Canada or Europe.

New study shows it'll be way more dangerous than we thought to colonize the moon

Though most of the attention is on Mars, there are some folks advocating for humanity to make a run at colonizing the moon before we expand to the Red Planet. But it turns out that might not be quite as easy as we’d thought.

NASA developing cutting-edge gauze that could save future astronauts

There are a lot of technical hurdles to overcome before we put boots on Mars, and one of the less obvious (thought certainly important) is how to deal with injuries that far away from Earth.

Look out, NASA: Russia and ESA set to land their own probe on Mars this week

It’s not easy to land a probe on another planet, which is part of the reason the United States is still pretty much the only country to pull it off successfully. But that could all change later this week.

Blue Origin successfully tests space ship escape pod, doesn't blow up rocket in the process

Destruction is a key component of the discovery process, and it looked like Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight company would be sacrificing one of its rockets to test out its emergency escape system. But it turns out those rockets are a little tougher than anyone thought.

Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars, kicking off modern day space race

Back in the 1960s it was the U.S. vs. Russia in a race to the moon. Now? There’s a whole lot more folks on the track in the sprint for the moon.

China is building a very unique space plane for $200,000 tourist flights

Though a lot of the space-faring focus is on getting to the moon or Mars, would-be space tourists are still waiting for some semi-affordable trips into orbit. Now China is looking to step in and fill the void.

Check out NASA's new mining robot that could dig out rocket fuel on Mars

Mining alien planets for resources and rocket fuel. It’s a part of Elon Musk’s ambitious proposal to colonize Mars, and a staple of pretty much any long-term space exploration plan. Now NASA is building the 1.0 version of the robot that will be doing the dirty work.