space

NASA will give you $30,000 to solve its space poop problem. Yes, for real.

The cosmic mystery of how astronauts can safely use the bathroom remains unsolved.

Kelly Kanayama | November 29, 2016 - 2:37 pm

President Obama says we’ll be on Mars by 2030 after mocking Leonardo DiCaprio’s planned trip

Like everyone else fed up with the presidential election, President Obama has turned his attention to escaping.

Lauren Holter | October 12, 2016 - 11:41 am

Goodbye cruel world — Leonardo DiCaprio is planning a trip to Mars

If 20-year-old models are ever discovered on Mars, we’ll lose him forever.

Kelly Kanayama | October 4, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Scientists figured out why Pluto has an icy heart, but still have no idea about your ex’s

While the scientific capability to input Pluto’s atmosphere and topographic features into a system that simulates 50,000 years of the dwarf planet’s evolution is impressive, the question stands: will scientists

Bronwyn Isaac | September 21, 2016 - 2:07 pm

How To Watch Mercury Transit Across The Sun (No, You Can’t Just Stare At The Sun)

If Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus were a real person, she’d be very excited about today. Space Camp graduates and current astronomy majors are probably losing their shit too. Here’s

Liz Magee | May 9, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Stephen Colbert Threw A Football To Chewbacca, President Obama And Outer Space On ‘The Late Show’

Following the Superbowl mayhem, post-game programming transitioned seamlessly to The Late Show with Stpehen Colbert, which opened with Colbert tossing a football to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Landers in Afghanistan –…

Bronwyn Isaac | February 8, 2016 - 1:00 pm

North Korea’s Newest Satellite Flew Over The Super Bowl Stadium

Unfortunately they were an hour late to catch the game, but everyone knows that Kim Jong-un is a bigger basketball fan anyways. 

Lauren Vinopal | February 8, 2016 - 11:45 am

NASA Shows Us Blizzard Jonas From Space

Massive blizzard Jonas arrived and dumped itself all over the Northeastern United States covering Washington D.C. and New York City with over two feet of snow in some areas and…

Katrin Higher | January 24, 2016 - 9:00 am

Some Astronomers And Philosophers Think We Need To Work On Our Communication With Aliens

Last week, a group for British astronomers and philosophers from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute entered into a competition to figure out the best way to tell aliens what us Earthlings…

Lauren Vinopal | September 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm

NASA Has Started A Year-Long Isolation Program In A Dome To Simulate Life On Mars

Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.

In preparation for this, they…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2015 - 9:45 am

NASA Backed Graduate Student Records X-Files Theme Sounds In Space

All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device…

Katrin Higher | May 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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