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  • Molten Iron Rain Found on Extremely Hot Exoplanet!

    WASP-76 Couldn’t Get More Metal! It’s Such a Hot Exoplanet That It Rains Molten Iron! I’m not gonna lie, I’m listening to Iron Maiden as I type this because… well… Metal! Okay, its also because I’m typing a story about...

    Brandon Humphreys
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    Space Station Water Contaminated with Bacteria

    After Discovering Space Station Water Contaminated with Two Strains of Bacteria, Officials Report it Just as Safe as Water on Earth.  Any time one finds an unexpected contaminant in something as essential as drinking water little alarms should go off....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • space lettuce

    Red Space-Lettuce Success!

    Space Lettuce Is as Nutritious as Earth Lettuce, Study Suggests. Sometime in the next decade or so, NASA astronauts will make their way to Mars. When they do, they’ll most likely have to grow their own food during the long...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Perseverance Mars Rover

    Meet “Percy”—America’s Next Mars Rover!

    Out with “MARS 2020” and in with “Perseverance”—NASA Finally Reveals the Name of its Newest Mars Rover! Today, NASA officials announced the name of the Rover-Formerly-Known-As-MARS-2020. As is tradition when naming Mars rover, the agency combed through 28,000 K-12 student...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Voyager 2 Recovers from Glitch, Back on Mission

    One of NASA’s Most Remarkable Spacecraft Survived an Interstellar Glitch. And Now It’s Back to Collecting Data. In January, a seemingly critical incident threatened to put an end to NASA’s Voyager 2 mission. The legendary spacecraft, part of a set...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • luvoir space telescope

    Is LUVOIR NASA’s Next Large Space Telescope?

    First Came Hubble. The James Webb Space Telescope Launches Next Year. But is LUVOIR Next? It’s been thirty years since Hubble—NASA and the world’s first space telescope—launched and began to give us some of the most stunning images of the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Guide to Space-Themed Hobby Ideas

    Everyone Needs a Hobby—and You Need a Space-Themed Hobby. Come on, admit it. Spending hours alone playing ES:O is great and all, but sometimes you need to take a break from the screen and the keyboard and just try something...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • amateur astronomer

    How to Become an Amateur Astronomer

    The Space Porn Guide to Becoming an Amateur Astronomer… ‘Cause Sometimes Amateurs are the Best! I figured I’d start this piece out by reminding us all about how one starts to catch the bug that causes an obsession with being...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • laser weapons

    Are Laser Weapons the Future in Space?

    Nearly Every Sci-Fi Classic Features Some Kind of Laser Weapons. But Are They Possible? And If So Are They the Best Choice? It’s pretty much a given in the realm of Science Fiction that space warriors use laser weapons. I...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Millennium Falcon at Light-speed 2

    Hyperdrives, Warp Speed, FTL: Is Light-Speed Possible?

    Moving close-to, at, or faster than light-speed has been a cornerstone of Sci-Fi for decades, but can we ever do it? “Punch it, Chewy!” Han says. The Wookiee pushes the hyperdrive lever and the stars turn to star lines. The...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Mandalorian jet pack

    It’s 2020: Where’s My Mandalorian Jet Pack?

    Will The 2020s Deliver Us the Future We Were Promised? I Want My Mandalorian Jet Pack! I was born a year after Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released in theaters. Childhood, for me, was spent dreaming of...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Spitzer telescope

    NASA to Retire the Spitzer Telescope

    After Sixteen Years of Faithful Service, NASA’s Ready to Buy Its Spitzer Telescope a Watch and a Cake. For those of you youngins that don’t get the watch and cake reference, once upon a time, people would work at the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • star wars actors train with astronauts

    Star Wars Actors Train Like Astronauts for a Day

    NASA Posts a New Video of Star Wars Actors Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie Training with Real Astronauts. I’ll be honest. Star Wars never really made me want to be an astronaut. It made me want to be a space...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Curiosity Rover

    Curiosity Rover Glitch Leads to a Freeze-Up

    The Curiosity Rover Bugs Out and Needs an Attitude Adjustment Okay. So it’s not really that type of attitude adjustment. Nevertheless, NASA’s Curiosity rover—the only working rover we have on Mars—seemed to have a crisis on the existential level. A glitch...

    Brandon Humphreys