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Highest-Energy Cosmic Radiation Comes From a Mysterious Source Beyond Our Galaxy Highest-Energy Cosmic Radiation Comes From a Mysterious Source Beyond Our Galaxy

Not to scare you, but you’re getting hit with radiation constantly. First, there’s just regular old light (yep, that’s a kind of radiation). Then there are low levels of higher energy radiation like the kind in nuclear reactors, including particles coming out of the soil and off of bananas. But the highest-energy…

Trump's NASA Nominee Wants to Study Climate Change on Mars—But Not on Earth Trump's NASA Nominee Wants to Study Climate Change on Mars—But Not on Earth

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine—a Republican representative in Oklahoma—as NASA’s new leader. Like most people in this administration, Bridenstine actively supports ideas antithetical to his (soon-to-be) agency: he’s an avid supporter of private space companies and denies that…

Hopeful Martians Emerge From 8-Month Experiment To Find Earth Horrific As Ever Hopeful Martians Emerge From 8-Month Experiment To Find Earth Horrific As Ever

Before Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other space enthusiasts can ship humans to Mars as easily as an Amazon Prime delivery, we need to figure out they’ll fare on a foreign planet. Luckily, NASA and the University of Hawaii have been all over this, funding several successful iterations of an experiment called Hawaii Space…

The Last Photo Cassini Took Was Its Forever Home on Saturn The Last Photo Cassini Took Was Its Forever Home on Saturn

For those who’ve followed NASA’s Cassini mission these past 20 years, it’s still a bit hard to believe it’s gone. On Friday, September 15th, the spacecraft plunged itself into Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming part of the planet it had studied tirelessly for 13 years. While Cassini’s mission is over, there’s plenty of…

Stop Wasting My Time With This Stupid Planet X Doomsday Conspiracy Theory Bullshit Stop Wasting My Time With This Stupid Planet X Doomsday Conspiracy Theory Bullshit

Holy shit, stop, please stop. When a crazy person says something crazy in real life, we ignore them. But for some reason on the internet we decide that every crazy person is worth listening to, news outlets with large audiences write about their fever dreams, and less crazy people suddenly get concerned because now…

Cassini Is Gone and I'm Not Crying You're Crying Cassini Is Gone and I'm Not Crying You're Crying

After a 20 year sojourn in the final frontier, at approximately 5:00 AM PT this morning, NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory lost contact with the Cassini spacecraft, which had plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere about an hour and a half prior, ending its 13-year exploration of the Saturn system.

In Maxwell's Demons, A 10-Year-Old Kid Witnesses the Darkest Corners of the Universe In Maxwell's Demons, A 10-Year-Old Kid Witnesses the Darkest Corners of the Universe

What kid hasn’t imagined finding a secret door that leads to an adventure-filled multiverse? In Vault Comics’ Maxwell’s Demons, the titular hero is smart enough to actually build the tools to really go on those adventures. But the cosmos is a big place, filled with joy and horror in equal measure—as poor Max finds out.

Hubble Telescope Observes Goth Jupiter Hubble Telescope Observes Goth Jupiter

Over a thousand light years away, there’s a planet that isn’t conforming to your so-called rules. It’s not one of the jocks like Earth, or one of the preps like Saturn. WASP-12b probably sits beneath the bleachers dressed in its black outfit with the checkered wristbands it bought from Hot Jupiter Topic, listening to…

A Few Last Words On The Best Spacecraft of Our Lives, Before It Dies A Few Last Words On The Best Spacecraft of Our Lives, Before It Dies

Space has a funny way of making us feel both incredibly small yet infinitely lucky for being part of such a vast cosmic sorority. Of course, humans have barely scratched the surface of the final frontier—we’ve never even sent people beyond the Moon. While many uncrewed spacecraft have done an incredible job of…

Why This Exoplanet’s Hellish Atmosphere Is a Big Deal in the Search For Alien Life Why This Exoplanet’s Hellish Atmosphere Is a Big Deal in the Search For Alien Life

By all accounts, the exoplanet known as WASP-19b is a pretty inhospitable place. As one of the closest known hot-Jupiters to its star—orbiting just two percent of the distance between the Earth and the Sun—it’s home to a scorchingly hot, violent atmosphere. The side of the planet which always faces the star churns…

Alarming Study Indicates Why Certain Bacteria Are More Resistant to Drugs in Space Alarming Study Indicates Why Certain Bacteria Are More Resistant to Drugs in Space

To learn more about why some germs seem harder to kill in near-weightless conditions, scientists aboard the ISS recently doused a batch of bacteria with antibiotics—an experiment which resulted in a series of startling physical changes that may be helping the bacteria to survive and thrive in space.

Watch NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Barrel Towards Earth Watch NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Barrel Towards Earth

Something just popped into one NASA telescope’s view, and it isn’t a star or a meteor—it’s one of our spacecraft. It’s hurtling towards planet Earth right now.

Cassini's Last Look at Titan Is Breathtaking and Bittersweet Cassini's Last Look at Titan Is Breathtaking and Bittersweet

The end is nigh for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the intrepid probe that’s been studying the Saturn system for the last 13 years. On Friday, September 15th, Cassini will plunge itself into Saturn’s atmosphere with its antenna pointed toward Earth, becoming part of the place it’s called home all these years.

Cassini Dropped Its Most Mind-Blowing Look At Saturn's Rings Yet Cassini Dropped Its Most Mind-Blowing Look At Saturn's Rings Yet

Though Cassini only has a few days left to study Saturn before it dies, it’s seriously making them count. Today, NASA released what it says are “the highest-resolution color images of any part of Saturn’s rings.” In true Cassini fashion, they’re absolutely mesmerizing.

Pluto's Features Just Got Some Seriously Metal Names From Mythology Pluto's Features Just Got Some Seriously Metal Names From Mythology

We all know space is goth. Pluto, however, is the obvious metal baby of the solar system, shrouded in darkness at a distance of up to 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth. It’s only fitting that everyone’s favorite dwarf planet—named after the Roman god of the underworld—gets some seriously metal…

You Can Use Your Solar Eclipse Glasses to See Another Awesome Sun Feature You Can Use Your Solar Eclipse Glasses to See Another Awesome Sun Feature

If you’ve managed to hang onto your solar eclipse glasses since August 21st, don’t throw them away! If you haven’t already donated your shades to Astronomers Without Borders, you can use them to stare at the Sun and actually learn something cool.

SpaceX Just Launched a Mysterious Space Plane Right Before a Monster Hurricane  SpaceX Just Launched a Mysterious Space Plane Right Before a Monster Hurricane 

SpaceX has pulled off some exhilarating launches and landings in the past, but today’s mission ranks among its most suspenseful. Today, sometime between right now and about 3pm ET, the company will send a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a US Air Force X-37B space plane from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, just…

Curiosity Has Discovered Something That Raises More Questions About Life on Mars Curiosity Has Discovered Something That Raises More Questions About Life on Mars

Everyone from David Bowie to astrobiologists to tinfoil hat believers has pondered the question: is there life on Mars? While we’ve found direct evidence of liquid water on the Red Planet, we have yet to find any microbes there. But not all hope is lost—new discoveries from NASA’s Curiosity rover have brought forth…

New Observations by NASA's Juno Spacecraft Are Shaking Up Theories About Jupiter’s Auroras New Observations by NASA's Juno Spacecraft Are Shaking Up Theories About Jupiter’s Auroras

Jupiter features the largest and most powerful auroral display in the Solar System. As spectacular as they are, however, very little is known about these dancing displays of Southern and Northern lights. A recent survey by NASA’s Juno spacecraft is providing new evidence about Jupiter’s auroras—and it’s becoming…

Relive the Mind-Blowing Photos From the Voyager Missions Relive the Mind-Blowing Photos From the Voyager Missions

The universe is very good at making us feel both extremely insignificant and lucky enough to be part of something huge. No missions have made this clearer than NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, which have been exploring the cosmos for 40 years. Today, Voyager 1 officially turns the big 4-0, which it’s celebrating by cruising…

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