Sarah Fecht
at 09:21 AM May 26 2016

SpaceX is hoping to launch the 7,000-pound Thaicom 8 into space on Thursday at 5:40 pm Eastern. From its geosynchronous orbit, the satellite will beam television and internet signals into Southeast Asia.

Sarah Fecht
at 11:19 AM May 25 2016

A committee within the House of Representatives is recommending that Congress should not fund NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The mission--which would launch to an asteroid in 2021, pick up a boulder from it, and then bring that boulder back to lunar space for astronauts to visit--has been billed by NASA as a stepping stone for putting humans on Mars, but it hasn't garnered a lot of support from scientists or the public.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:40 AM May 20 2016
Space // 

Over three billion years ago, Mars had water. A lot more water than it has now.

Shannon Stirone
at 10:40 AM May 20 2016
Space // 

The Pluto flyby was arguably one of 2015's top scientific achievements, maybe even one of the most memorable moments in the last decade. We now know what our ex-ninth planet looks like, and it's spectacular. Pluto turned out to have some surprising features like glaciers, nitrogen lakes, ice volcanoes, and the list is growing. The New Horizons mission to Pluto has surpassed everyone's expectations, and the good news is, the team has no plans of stopping yet. This summer, they're hoping to win an extended mission to explore another strange new world.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:27 AM May 19 2016

A star 1,480 light-years away from Earth is at the center of a big scientific conundrum over whether its weird light patterns could indicate intelligent life around it. And it's possible that nobody would have noticed the star's weird behavior if it hadn't been for crowd sourcing.

Jason Lederman
at 10:27 AM May 19 2016
Space // 

You may have heard (or at least heard of) 'The Planets,' a seven-part suite of music by Gustav Holst. If you haven't, a new concert at Northwestern University could introduce you—and provide a "tour across the solar system" in the process.

Amy Shira Teitel
at 09:36 AM May 16 2016
Space // 

The Titan missile was an US Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile that NASA ultimately chose to launch its interim Gemini program between 1964 and 1966. But a close look at any launch shot shows holes in the missile's fuselage. It seems counter intuitive, but it had to do with the missile's staging.

 
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