Space

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

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Halley’s Comet ‘Eta Aquarids’ Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight, Best Viewing Wednesday Morning Before Dawn

Halley’s Comet may be on the other side of the solar system, but debris from its trail hit Earth every May as the planet passes through its orbit, and the best viewing of the “Eta Aquarid” meteor shower will be just before dawn on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.

05/05/2015

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

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

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Picture Of The San Francisco Bay Area From Space

Don’t bother looking up but Astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station just snapped our picture.

04/27/2015

Whirlpool Galaxy

25 Mind-Bending Images From Hubble Space Telescope’s 25-Year Mission

Hubble, the world’s first space telescope, was launched April 24, 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here are 25 of our favorite images from Hubble’s amazing — and continuing — quarter-century mission.

04/22/2015

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

Intergalactic Night at UC Santa Cruz's Stevenson College.

UC Santa Cruz Apologizes For Mexican Food Served At ‘Alien’-Themed Event

A UC Santa Cruz college issued an apology for insensitivity after Mexican food was served during an intergalactic-themed school party, prompting complaints from students.

04/19/2015

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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

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