asteroid

Trump’s budget eliminates some NASA programs, boosts others

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposal would reduce NASA’s funding from $19.3 billion to $19.1 billion, and although most of the space program’s planned projects would remain intact, a Europa lander and the Asteroid Redirect Mission would be eliminated.…

sat

NASA finds India’s long-lost lunar orbiter

Eight years after it went missing, the location of India’s first lunar orbiter has been discovered, thanks to a new NASA radar technique which the space agency believes could be used to locate previously hard-to-find orbiting object while planning future…

20140709_LightSail1_Earth_f840

NASA researcher: What’s next for solar sail technology?

According to Les Johnson, a senior technical advisor for NASA's Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, solar sails could propel us to the stars one day. We sat in on a recent Vanderbilt University lecture on…

pan

Cassini images show strange shape of Saturn’s moon Pan

The jury appears to be out as to whether Pan looks more like a ravioli, a walnut, a flying saucer, President Donald Trump’s face or something else entirely, but new images of Saturn’s tiny moon obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft…

imrs

Harvard scientists: ‘Fast radio bursts’ might come from alien spaceships

From time to time, the world is treated to a genuine theory from respected experts on subjects that are usually confined to science fiction. Take Elon Musk's suggestion that our world is probably a simulation or Stephen Hawking's idea that…

nasa

New NASA budget demands manned Mars mission by 2033

A bill that would authorize more than $19.5 billion in federal funding for NASA is on its way to the White House after clearing both chambers of Congress, and it reportedly includes a challenge to the US space agency to…

blue

Blue Origin shows off new giant rocket engines

Aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has posted the first-ever images of the fully-completed BE-4 liquid rocket engine on Twitter, giving the world a look at the technology that his company plans to use to send its New Glenn…

concept of terraformed mars with oceans

Man-made magnetic shield could make Mars habitable, says NASA

One of the problems standing in the way of Mars habitation has been addressed in an intriguing way by NASA's Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green, who proposed an artificial magnetic shield to protect the Red Planet from high-energy solar…

star

Black holes eat stars more often than we thought

The supermassive black holes that lie in the center of most galaxies may have far more voracious appetites than experts previously believed, according to a new study that has uncovered evidence that these behemoths shred stars 100 times more often…

spacex

SpaceX wants to send 2 tourists around the moon in 2018

Already known for attempting to tackle such ambitious goals as landing a reusable rocket and sending a manned mission to Mars, SpaceX announced Monday that it was planning to send a pair of private citizens on a trip around the…