• Gibbous Venus from Akatsuki

    Ancient Aliens? Life on Venus Billions of Years Ago.

    New Study Finds Venus Was Primed for Life Before it Turned to Hell A study released Friday by the EuroPlanet Society suggests that Venus may have been habitable for two to three billion years. We’ve known since the 1970s that...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • A crowd gathers outside Area 51 while military guards stand ready. Photo credit: @elgatitosequeci (Twitter) 2

    Storm Area 51: News from the Front (Video)

    Storm Area 51: Today’s the Day We Finally See Them Aliens! Er, Probably Not. Well, the festivals in the Nevada desert this weekend are on and raging. In towns like Rachel and Hiko, alien enthusiasts are gathered to celebrate their...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA photo of Jupiter from Juno spacecraft

    Juno Captures Pics of Eclipse on Jupiter!

    Jupiter’s Moon Io Created a Gargantuan Shadow on the King of Our Solar System There appeared to be a rather large hole in the rather large planet we call Jupiter this week. No, I’m not talking about the Great Red...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Ethan Chappel's photo of the August 7th Jupiter Flash

    Last Month’s Jupiter Impact Explained

    Jupiter Impact Both Not As Cool, and Yet Even Cooler than You Probably Thought. A little over a month ago, an amateur astronomer from Texas called Ethan Chappel spotted a large flash on Jupiter. Thankfully, he had his telescope’s camera...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist rendering of asteroid

    Asteroid Flyby This Weekend!

    NASA’s Keeping an Eye on Two Asteroids Coming Close Tomorrow For astronomers at NASA’s asteroid monitoring team, this weekend will be something of a reunion. Two asteroids that the team has observed before are swinging by for a weekend visit....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Super Earth with atmospheric water

    Atmospheric Water Found on Super-Earth!

    It’s Not a New Earth, but The Discovery of Atmospheric Water on Another World has Huge implications K2-18b. Ever heard of it? If not, you may want to remember the name. It’s a super-earth around 110 light-years away. K2-18b is...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • artist rendering of starship on the moon

    SpaceX Starship: New Details Revealed!

    As We Wait for Musk’s Next Big Announcement about SpaceX Starship, New Details are Leaked. SpaceX founder, and my favorite slightly-eccentric robber-baron billionaire, Elon Musk will announce the next step in Starship’s evolution at the end of this month. Space...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Cassiopeia A as observed from Chandra X-ray Observatory

    What Does a Dying Star Look Like?

    NASA Releases New Photos of a Dying Star that Happened Over 11,000 years ago. When we point our cameras, telescopes, and instruments at the night sky, it’s important to realize that the images we see are portraits of the past....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander

    Watch Chandrayaan-2 Attempt to Land on the Moon Live!

    India Prepares to Make History with Chandrayaan-2 Video provided by Doordarshan National.  History being made as India prepares to become the fourth nation to land a craft on the moon! Update: Communication with Vikram Lander lost 2km before touchdown, but orbiter...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Elon Musk Gazes upon SpaceX Starship in awe

    SpaceX Starship Plans Moving Along!

    Full-Sized SpaceX Starship Mk1 Prototype Might be Revealed This Month SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the world three years ago that he was going to take humans to Mars. In the past few weeks, he’s demonstrated that the tech required...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Cool map of the universe

    We Don’t Know Universal Expansion as Well as We Think

    Conflicting Universal Expansion Data May Indicate That We Don’t Know as Much about the Universe As We Thought We’ve known the Universe is still expanding for some time now. We thought we knew exactly how fast universal expansion is happening,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2 launches for the moon

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 Prepares for Moon Landing

    Chandrayaan-2 Lander and Orbiter Separate and Prepare for Landing  In a truly remarkable feat given the budget of the project, India prepares to become the fourth nation to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon. Yesterday at approximately 3:45 am...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starship prototype in production at Cocoa FL.

    SpaceX Starhopper Completes Final Test

    After Last-Minute Delay, SpaceX Resets and Starhopper Reaches Its Goal of 150 Meters I reported the other day on a last-minute failure that ended the first attempt at an untethered 150-meter hop for the SpaceX Starhopper prototype. Monday at around...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist's rendering of SpaceX's final Starhsip design

    SpaceX Starhopper Test Delayed after Last-Minute Abort

    SpaceX Hopes to Retry Starhopper Test Today SpaceX Starhopper, the prototype for the long-awaited Starship spacecraft, failed again on Monday. Starhopper should have launched around 500 feet into the air and made a gentle landing on terra firma using propulsion...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Official portrait of Anne McCain

    Space-Crime: Apparently It’s a Thing Now.

    Allegations of First Space-Crime Committed May Be Overhyped but Raise Good Questions about Legality. [Sighs] First of all, I hate that I have to write this story. It involves the personal lives of an astronaut, her estranged spouse, and their...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2's first photo of the moon

    Chandrayaan-2 Sends First Lunar Photo

    Chandrayaan-2 Reaches Lunar Orbit, Sends Back Great Pics! India’s been working very hard lately to prove they can run with the big dogs when it comes to space exploration. The second most populous nation on earth made news earlier this...

    Brandon Humphreys