How NASA Plans to Melt the Moon—and Build on Mars
In June a four-person crew will enter a hangar at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and spend one…Read More »
This Private Moon Lander Is Kicking Off a Commercial Lunar Race
Soon, the Ispace lander will have plenty of company. Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic will be sending its Peregrine lander on the debut…Read More »
SpaceX’s Starship Explodes During First Orbital Test Flight
First-time orbital flights can be challenging and often fail, like Relativity Space’s 3D-printed rocket, which launched in March and flew until…Read More »
The ‘Bad Astronomer’ Takes You on a Tour of the Cosmos
In the early 2000s, Phil Plait wrote his first book, Bad Astronomy, which debunked conspiracy theories and fallacies, like the idea…Read More »
A European Space Probe Sets Its Sights on the Jupiter System
Ganymede likely has some special characteristics. It isn’t just Jupiter’s biggest moon, but the biggest in the entire solar system…Read More »
How Much Detail of the Moon Can Your Smartphone Really Capture?
I love this question from Youtuber Marques Brownlee, who goes by MKBHD. He asks: “What is a photo?” It’s a…Read More »
What Time Is It on the Moon?
This is where Moonlight will come in. The system may involve three navigation satellites in lunar orbit plus one dedicated…Read More »
Russia’s Space Program Is in Big Trouble
Roscosmos has also considered bringing down the Soyuz currently docked at the ISS earlier than planned and replacing it with yet…Read More »
What Will Ethical Space Exploration Look Like?
The moon is interesting because there are valuable resources people want, like the ice on the poles. But even though…Read More »
How do you tell the time in Space? ESA wants to set lunar time
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” When American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to…Read More »