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Astronaut pee will help build bases on the Moon

In the next few decades, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Russia all plan to create outposts on the lunar surface that...

New study shows the Earth and Moon are not so similar after all

The chemicals that made life possible on Earth may have come from another planet that collided with Earth, forming the Moon. According to the...

Astronomers discover a new kind of explosion that the sun can do

In the course of conducting solar astronomy, scientists have noticed that periodically, the Sun’s tangled magnetic field lines will snap and then realign. This process...

Cancer seems to have trouble spreading in microgravity

There are several health risks that come with going to space. Aside from the increased exposure to solar radiation and cosmic rays, there are the...

Comets and interstellar objects could be exporting Earth life out into the Milky Way

For over a century, proponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets, asteroids, space dust, and planetoids. But in...

Elon Musk presents the orbital Starship prototype. Flights will begin in six months

On Saturday, Sept. 28th, SpaceX founder Elon Musk presided over a media circus at their testing facility in Boca, Chica, Texas. With the fully-assembled Starship...

Venus could have supported life for billions of years

In 1978, NASA’s Pioneer Venus (aka. Pioneer 12) mission reached Venus (“Earth’s Sister”) and found indications that Venus may have once had oceans on...

Oumuamua 2.0? It looks like there’s a new interstellar object passing through the solar...

In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by Earth on its way to the...

Elon Musk says that his next starship could be twice as big

The past week has been pretty eventful for SpaceX. On Tuesday (Aug. 27th) at 05:00 PM local time (03:00 PST; 06:00 EST), the company conducted...

There could be planets out there which are even more habitable than Earth

When searching for potentially habitable exoplanets, scientists are forced to take the low-hanging fruit approach. Since Earth is the only planet we know of that...

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Our Milky Way’s satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation

Just as the sun has planets and the planets have moons, our galaxy has satellite galaxies, and some of those might have smaller satellite...

Scientists 3D print ventilator splitters to treat multiple patients

In response to a pressing need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team led by Johns Hopkins University engineers is...

Gut symptoms are in mild COVID-19 disease, sometimes without fever

In a new study, researchers did the first analysis of gastrointestinal symptoms reported by COVID-19 patients with the mild disease rather than those with...

This new blood test can detect wide range of cancers

In a new study, researchers found that a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within...

This potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in early research

In a new study, researchers found a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered...

Scientists find most common features in people killed by COVID-19

In a new study, researchers identified the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of...