It’s an exciting time for space exploration, as everyone from NASA to SpaceX is cooking up plans to get us to Mars. One option on the table? The same stuff that powered Darth Vader’s TIE fighter.
Some of the greatest and geekiest minds alive are teaming up for a new space project. Want to see what Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson are cooking up?
After spending a decade or so cruising around on the Red Planet, NASA has figured out that the big problem with Mars exploration is the toll that unforgiving alien planet has on the tech.
Here's a mind-blowing, 1.5-billion-pixel portrait of our nearest spiral galaxy neighbor.
Here's a stellar slice of NASA archival shots to help blow out the candles on Aldrin's 85th.
As the mind and money behind cutting-edge companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, it’s no surprise billionaire Elon Musk is already trying to solve problems we don’t even have yet.
Though the U.S. has a couple of little craft kicking around the Red Planet, the European Space Agency’s own Mars mission didn’t turn out quite as successful.
Space X is pushing the envelope in regard to private space exploration, but the company might’ve pushed a bit too hard on its latest attempt. As founder Elon Musk put it: “Close, but no cigar.”
Two black holes are heading on a dangerous collision course that could potentially destroy an entire galaxy. It’s not the quick pitch for a new sci-fi flick — it’s science fact, happening in our universe.
Scientists have spent the past several years studying the superstar Eta Carinae, which is described as the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years of Earth.