Category: Science News

Hubble Observations Show 10 Times More Dark Matter Than Expected

No one who even remotely understands the science would contend that we have a “good” understanding of dark matter. Even the name betrays how little we know about it....

Scientists Find Evidence of Life in the Clouds of Venus

Scientists looking for alien life close to home have been focusing on Mars, but a new discovery on Venus suggests we’ve been looking in the wrong place. An...

Former NASA Head Predicts Commercial Rockets Will Beat SLS

Charlie Bolden ran NASA from 2009 until early 2017, and before that, he went into space four times as an astronaut. So, when he talks about the Space Launch System (SLS)...

SpaceX Nails Another 150-Meter Starship Flight Test

SpaceX’s Starship has taken flight once again, although it’s not heading into space quite yet. The latest Starship prototype has completed another 150-meter hop...

SpaceX Makes History With 100th Rocket Launch

SpaceX had hoped to launch a pair of Falcon 9 rockets on Sunday, but weather early in the day threatened to scuttle the entire event. However, the skies cleared just in...

Astronomers Warn Massive Satellite Fleets Could Change Astronomy Forever

A new generation of rockets is democratizing access to space, and that’s a good thing — mostly. Astronomers have been sounding the alarm for months that new...

Machine Learning AI Confirms 50 New Planets

Spotting exoplanets isn’t as simple as pointing a telescope at the sky and picking out the planet-shaped things. The worlds orbiting distant stars are too dim and tiny...

Deadly Prehistoric Sea Monster Found Inside Second, Slightly Larger Sea Monster

Paleontologists have made a unique find: A 5-meter Triassic ichthyosaur with a 4-meter Triassic thalattosaur jammed down its gullet. By all appearances, the former...

NASA Celebrates 15 Years of Mars Orbiter With Stunning Photos

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently passed its 15th anniversary leaving Earth behind to observe the red planet, and NASA is celebrating by recapping some of...

Scientists Rename Genes So Excel Won’t Reformat Them as Dates

Microsoft Excel is an incredibly powerful program that’s just as essential in a laboratory as it is in the average office. However, scientists have had just about...