Nasa rocket headed to asteroid bennu

NASA Rocket Headed to Asteroid Bennu

NASA launched a space probe last Thursday to gather and bring back samples from an asteroid named Bennu. Scientists and researchers hope these asteroid samples will aid in learning more about the possibility of mining asteroids in the future as well as to gain insight into the origins of life on earth. An atlas rocket…

Solar eclipse anticipated for august 2017

Solar Eclipse Anticipated for August 2017

Earth to North American stargazers! We’re officially less than a year away from our next solar eclipse. Viewers in North American will see their first eclipse of this kind in over thirty years. The last total solar eclipse was in 1979. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks out the sun by crossing between…

Pubspace: nasa gives public access to cutting edge science

PubSpace: NASA Gives Public Access to Cutting Edge Science

Fellow science nerds rejoice! Now if you google some amazing new research paper you heard about, you may actually be able to access it without paying way more money than you can justify spending to read a single article. At least, you’ll be able to if that research was funded by NASA. Even including research…

Juno reveals info about jupiter’s magnetic field

Juno Reveals Info About Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Hello to my readers! Most of whom are probably related to me! So this week, I decided to do a brief overview of Jupiter, what we know, and what we are hoping to learn from Juno! (Best 4th of July ever). I don’t want to do the basic, 5th planet from the Sun, largest in…

Nasa’s juno probe closes in on jupiter

NASA’s Juno Probe Closes in on Jupiter

After five years of travel, Juno will finally make its approach to Jupiter sooner than you think. NASA’s Juno probe is set to enter Jupiter’s Orbit on July 4 to get an extraordinary first look at our solar system’s largest planet. It will be the second spacecraft in history to orbit Jupiter. Juno’s Quest to…

‘moon village’ plans announced by european space agency

‘Moon Village’ Plans Announced by European Space Agency

The ESA (European Space Agency) has revealed its plans and intentions to build villages on the Moon in the next decade to be completed by 2030. The announcement came in a recent conference attended by 200 scientists, industry experts and engineers. The ESA’s announcement anticipates possible construction of the Moon base within the next five…

Plankton on the iss: not your typical window washing

Plankton on the ISS: Not Your Typical Window Washing

All vehicles, great and small, eventually need to have their windows cleaned, and the International Space Station is no different. Granted, given how clean space tends to be, they have to do it a lot less often than we do, but eventually enough gunk from engine firings and space dust do add up.  Of course,…

Spacex will send 40 “mousetronauts” to the international space station

SpaceX Will Send 40 “Mousetronauts” to the International Space Station

Move over, Stuart Little. Mousetronauts are capturing the hearts and minds of many fans and admirers as they get ready to embark on a space mission. SpaceX, which produces rockets and spacecraft, is going to send 40 mice in order to be part of a routine International Space Station (ISS) mission, which involves resupplying the…

Google smartphone used as space robot’s brain

Google Smartphone Used As Space Robot’s Brain

In breaking news, someone has found a use for an experimental Google smartphone, and it’s serving as the brain of a space robot. Sounds glamorous right? Exploring Mars, expanding our horizons, conquering the last frontier, and taking our eyes to the furthest corners of the universe? Not so much. These robots, called SPHERES, serve as…

One-way ticket to mars, anyone?

One-Way Ticket to Mars, Anyone?

By 2024, there will be life on Mars. Mars One, a Dutch non-profit organization, is planning to set up a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. More than 200,000 people applied to be a part of the mission during the first round of testing, but only 1,058 applicants were admitted. The selection process began…

Live stream: russian cosmonauts conduct 7 hour spacewalk on space station

Live Stream: Russian Cosmonauts Conduct 7 Hour Spacewalk On Space Station

The live stream below shows two Russian Cosmonauts beginning their work on the International Space Station. The stream of their work will last another 4 hours. Live streaming video by Ustream Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Two Russian cosmonauts began a seven-hour spacewalk this morning to install new equipment on the International Space Station….

Nasa launches nexus one into space

NASA Launches Nexus One into Space

A lot of stuff has been sent into space. There of course have been humans in space. There have even been dogs in space. But what about smartphones? Those too! NASA just launched 3 HTC Nexus One smartphones into space! The three HTC devices were sent to space by NASA as part of a low…

Nasa plans to capture an asteroid in a big bag

Nasa Plans to Capture an Asteroid in a Big Bag

You’d be forgiven for thinking this story just might be belated April Fools Day joke, but Nasa has indeed confirmed plans to capture an asteroid and place it in Earth’s orbit for study by 2025. The plan is even backed by US president Barack Obama, who will be be setting aside a generous $100 million…

Mars curiosity rover experiences corrupted files, put into safe mode

Mars Curiosity Rover Experiences Corrupted Files, Put into Safe Mode

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover had just begun exploring and analyzing rocks on the surface of the planet when it began experiencing some problems with a computer glitch caused by corrupted files. The rover has been switched to a back-up computer, which is now being reconfigured, so that it can take over. Mars Curiosity: Science, The…