Category: Science News

New Horizons Probe Reveals Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule

It’s no simple matter to reach the outer solar system, so NASA is making the most of the opportunity it has with the New Horizons probe. After successfully completing...

Former ISS Commander Blames Station Leak on Botched Repair

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) rely on the thin hull of the station to protect them from the vacuum of space. Even a small breach could spell...

NASA’s InSight Lander Places the First-Ever Seismic Sensor on Mars

Landing InSight on the surface of Mars was an incredible feat all by itself, but the robot has just successfully completed its first major mission milestone. After...

Saturn’s Rings Could Be Gone in Just 100 Million Years

When we think about the planets, we tend to think of them as static and unchanging. While the planets unquestionably evolved into their current states, most of that...

MIT’s ‘Implosion Fabrication’ Shrinks Objects to Create Nanoscale Versions

The smaller you want something to be, the harder it is to build. This is the barrier holding back many technologies from batteries to optics, but a new technique...

Archaeologists Discover Unspoiled Egyptian Tomb, Sealed For 4,400 Years

When it comes to Egyptian archaeology, unspoiled tombs are vanishingly rare. Even the tomb of King Tutankhamun, KV62, which survived to the present day relatively...

Parker Solar Probe Beams Back Data From the Sun’s Corona

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe set a record when it launched earlier this year as the fastest spacecraft in history with a top speed of around 430,000 miles per hour....

SpaceX and NASA Push Back Crewed Dragon Test Flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both working toward full certification of their respective spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). it’s been a...

Scientists Turn Wasp Venom Into Potentially Groundbreaking Antibiotic

Decades of antibiotic overuse have bread new generations of super-bacteria that can go on living even when hit with the most potent drugs we’ve got. Scientists are...

Probe Headed for Mercury Fires Most Powerful Ion Drive Ever Built

The BepiColombo Mercury probe is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The probe is intended to study...