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Pluto's Atmosphere Looks Like a Blue Dream Under Infrared Light

Inverse | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science

On Friday, NASA released a haunting new image taken by the New Horizons space probe during its flyby of Pluto: a look at Pluto's atmosphere under infrared wavelengths. The result is a serene blue glow that outlines the dwarf planet in a perfect circle.

The Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch and the $1 Trillion Mars Mission

Chris Carberry | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science
Chris Carberry

I have a confession to make: This article is actually only about the myth that sending humans to Mars will cost $1 trillion, but ironically, that myth...

Onwards to Jupiter, Breaking Records

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Juno broke the record recently when it traveled over the 493 million miles set previously by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. It has still to reach Jupiter, where light from the Sun is 25 times weaker than on Earth.

Gdansk Metropolitan Area Universities to Train Specialists in Space Technology

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science
Pawel Adamowicz

In Tri-City, a new and unique course of study is being created -- a master's degree in space and satellite technology.

Outer Space Is Coming To Postage Stamps Near You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.02.2016 | Science

Space buffs will have a lot to look forward to when it's time to send snail mail in 2016. The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a number of postage sta...

Our Solar System Is Even More Awesome Than We Realized

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science

We already know a lot about our solar system. It's nearly 4.6 billion years old, and consists of eight planets and five known dwarf planets, for start...

NASA Flight Controller Robert Frost Talks About Life on Other Planets

Quora | Posted 12.23.2015 | Technology

I am not aware of any evidence of life on other planets. I think there is, however, starting to be more and more evidence that the conditions to support life have existed and maybe do still exist, at locations other than Earth.

Immortality Bus Delivers Newly Created Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Good News
Zoltan Istvan

The Immortality Bus at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- Photo by Zoltan Istvan After months of traveling across the country on a national bus to...

Active SETI and the Perils of Isolationism

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.14.2015 | Science
John W. Traphagan

What do we do? Do we hide our heads in the sand and hope nasty, advanced ETs never notice us? There actually is precedent in human diplomatic history for this approach -- it's called isolationism

Will NASA Really Take Humans to Mars in the 2030s Like The Martian Movie?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 12.12.2015 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

We have only existed a short time on this planet, and we know other species, such as the dinosaurs, did not survive due to planetary changes. That makes the study of other planets, and the ability to travel to them, crucial to the future of human existence.

How Gravitational Waves Really Work

Inverse | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Rejoice all you visual learners: If the physics behind the workings of gravitational s...

Astronomers Are Watching a Planet Being Born Right Now

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Neel V. Patel A planet is born. Specifically, LkCa 15 b, about 450 light years away and growing in...

Space Race History Is So Much Better When Everyone's Drunk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Exploring the cosmos can be soooo serious. What we need is a primer on the first spac...

Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Number-One Tip For Having Sex In Space

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.02.2015 | Science

"Bring a lot of leather belts to keep things strapped down... and you'll be just fine." That's the best way to have sex in space, according to...

Massive New Telescopes To Be The Largest In The World

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Science is about to enter a new age of cosmic discovery -- one with massive telescopes capable of looking back to the very beginning of time and,...

This Object's Weather Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Molten Rain

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

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Space Missions Have Major Effects On Astronauts' Brains

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science

NASA announced last week that it plans to hire new astronauts for its Mars and International Space Station missions. But before you fill out your app...

Life on Mars

P. Andrew Och | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science
P. Andrew Och

I credit my love and intrigue with outer space to my late mother, Julie Carroll Och. Her father was a geologist for the State Department. He traveled the globe, went into live volcanoes, and narrowly escaped South Korea as the war was breaking out there.

This Gas Exoplanet Is Evaporating To Reveal A Rocky Core

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

Inside of gas giant planets -- such as our solar system's very own Neptune and Uranus -- lie secret, miniature worlds. We've never been a...

Humans Have Lived Aboard The ISS For 15 Years Now

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.02.2015 | Science

Happy anniversary, International Space Station! The space station made history on November 2, 2000 when a three-person crew became the first to dock ...

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

New NASA Photo Shows A Crescent Pluto In All Its Glory

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

A new image of Pluto can be described with one word: breathtaking. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured the stunning photo, which shows the dwarf ...

This Comet Leaves Tons Of Alcohol And Sugar In Its Wake

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

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If We Don't Push the Limits With Space Exploration, What Are We Really Doing?

Abigail Harrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Abigail Harrison

Space travel goes beyond the dreams of young students. It's also about each and every one of us here on Earth ... at this very moment. By committing to space exploration, we are making it known that we believe in the world that we live in right now.