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If you want to move an asteroid, you need the right kind of nuclear...

Using nuclear devices to deflect or disrupt an asteroid. Sounds a bit crazy, no? Maybe a little too Hollywood? And yet, detonating nukes in space may...

A habitat at Ceres could be the gateway to the outer solar system

In the near future, humanity stands a good chance of expanding its presence beyond Earth. This includes establishing infrastructure in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), on...

Astronomers find the farthest galaxy. Its light took 13.4 billion years to reach us

Since time immemorial, philosophers and scholars have contemplated the beginning of time and even tried to determine when all things began. It’s only been in...

Astronauts will be able to extract fuel, air, and water from Martian brine

A little over a decade from now, NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars for the first time. This mission will build on decades of...

Astronomers find a six-planet system which orbit in lockstep with each other

To date, astronomers have confirmed the existence of 4,152 extrasolar planets in 3,077 star systems. While the majority of these discoveries involved a single planet,...

How did the TRAPPIST-1 planets get their water?

In 2017, an international team of astronomers announced a momentous discovery. Based on years of observations, they found that the TRAPPIST-1 system (an M-type red...

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...

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...

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