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In a testing procedure, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis on the flightline March 30, 2010, at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, FLa. (US Air Force)

Air Force Launches Mystery Space Plane Into Orbit

This is the fourth X-37B mission for the military research program, which is shrouded in secrecy.

05/20/2015

NASA’s New Horizons spotted Pluto’s faintest known moons (NASA)

Pluto’s Tiniest Moons Captured For First Time Ever

The dwarf planet Pluto may be more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun, but it’s certainly not alone.

05/14/2015

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
(NASA Graphic)

NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

Astronauts watch the Star Wars prequel in space. (NASA)

ISS Astronauts Watch Star Wars To Celebrate Jedi Holiday

In a meta moment science nerds can only dream of, astronauts at the International Space Station watched Stars Wars Monday to celebrate May The Fourth.

05/05/2015

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released 04 December, 2003 shows a festively colored nebula, called NGC 604, one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. The bright stars in NGC 604 are extremely young by astronomical standards, having formed a mere 3 million years ago. (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘X-Files’ Sounds Captured By Student’s Microphones On Edge Of Space Leaves Scientists Baffled

Sound from space captured by microphones aboard a NASA student balloon experiment has scientists baffled.

05/05/2015

A bicyclist rides by a sign at the Google headquarters. March 10, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tables Turn On Techies, Workers Earning Six Figures Being Priced Out Of Silicon Valley

The tables have turned on some techies in Mountain View. Well-paid tech workers who pull in six-figure incomes are being forced to pack up and can’t find a place to stay.

05/01/2015

International Space Station

Russian Drone Space Freighter Out Of Control, Out Of Communication After Launch Toward Space Station

A Russian drone space freighter is out of control and out of communication after launching toward the International Space Station with 6,000 pounds of fuel, oxygen, water, and other supplies.

04/28/2015

NASA Earthrise

Earth Day Selfies! Check Out 11 Of The Most Beautiful Images Of Our Planet

Earth Day is just around the corner, so we rounded up some of the most beautiful photos and images of our planet taken from space.

04/20/2015

NASA (Photo by Jim Watson/Getty Images)

NASA Chief Scientist: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

MESSENGER Over Calvino Crater A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown flying over Mercury's surface displayed in enhanced color. The crater ringed by bright orange is Calvino crater. The enhanced color imagery of Mercury was obtained during the mission's second Mercury flyby in 2008. Visit this page to learn more about this high resolution sequence of color imagery from Mercury flyby 2. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Should NASA Be Crashing Spacecraft Into Alien Planets?

More and more NASA missions are ending in explosive crashes, despite the risk of carrying life forms from Earth into alien worlds.

04/14/2015

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