A few years ago, after the successful deployment of the Curiosity rover on Mars, the folks at NASA envisioned a bold new plan to send another mission to the red planet. The mission was scheduled to depart in the then-futuristic year of 2020.
Okay, stars die in all sorts of interesting and cosmically expressive ways (except the red dwarf stars, who just sort of…stop).
One of the unintended positive consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is a reduction in air pollution.
Recently a weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field over the southern Atlantic Ocean has been getting weaker, which could signal the beginnings of a global magnetic reversal event. Or not. It’s complicated.
Bridging the gap between simple automation and robots that can empathize and interact with humans naturally is a big challenge, but major progress has been made in the past few years.
With eclipses, meteor showers, and more, it's a busy month in the night sky this July. Take some time this summer to look up and enjoy these cosmic wonders.
Updated July 1, 2020 Six Days. Two spacewalks. Both Successful.
As most people now spend around 90% of their time indoors, digging into dust holds up a microscopic mirror to our everyday lives.
Starlink is a growing network of satellites capable of providing high-speed internet access across the globe. On August 7 at 1:12 AM EDT, a new batch of satellites will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA announced Wednesday, June 24th that NASA's Washington, D.C. headquarters will now be named for Mary W. Jackson, the first black, female engineer at NASA.
The United States Space Force may have a somewhat silly name, but it's very, very real. And it just launched a semi-secret mission into space.
Africa and Asia will experience a Ring of FIre Eclipse on Sunday, June 21st and Lowell Observatory's Dr. Jeff Hall explain exactly what that means.
Dr. Jeff Hall at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona clues us in on some awesome facts about Summer Solstice.
The Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world in 2012, but we’re still here. Others are claiming that the Mayan calendar actually predicted the end of the world for June 21, 2020, so we shall see? Probably not.
Just how lucky are we on Earth? What were the chances that life would arise, let alone lead to intelligence?