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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the red planet.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:52:00 -0400If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400The Voyager Golden Record, sent into outer space in the hopes of reaching alien ears, is getting a new audience here on Earth. It's being reissued on vinyl to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:46:00 -0400Back in the days of the space race, "computers" were people — often women — who performed vital calculations. Hidden Figures tells the stories of the women who got some of the first men to space.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400China says the 500-meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400If you rely on an insight from your daily horoscopes, you may have been looking at the wrong sign this whole time.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:04:00 -0400Kate Rubins was supposed to depart the International Space Station in time for the U.S. presidential election, but her homecoming has been delayed. She may have to cast an absentee ballot from space.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:16:00 -0400Last week, China's space program announced that the Tiangong-1 will be falling through the atmosphere in late 2017. Observers have speculated for months that China had lost control of the lab.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:01:00 -0400Blobs in space emitting eerie, unexplained light have been puzzling astronomers for more than 15 years. Now, they think they are on to the cause of the mysterious glow.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:35:00 -0400Flying people to an asteroid is really hard, so NASA wants to bring part of it to them. But some former astronauts say the $2 billion plan was born of politics and budget cuts, and makes little sense.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. Astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, and how it will help lead to new discoveries.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400The mission aims to circle a hill-sized asteroid for two years, then skim its surface and bring a hearty sample of 4.5 billion-year-old dirt back to Earth.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 03:53:00 -0400There are lessons to be learned in the false detection of alien signals: Sure, we should keep on listening, but we also should understand our role as guardians of Earth, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400You may have heard the news that astronomers found a planet four light years away from Earth. But did you really hear the news? It could be home to billions in the deep future, says Adam Frank.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:44:00 -0400The celestial body was discovered in the same year Mercury died at age 45. It was dedicated to the singer in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday, his bandmate Brian May announced.