Space Timeline

Russia Loses Control Of Gecko Sex Satellite

Russian scientists launched five geckos into orbit to study their mating habits in zero gravity, but have lost control of the satellite

A Russian satellite filled with geckos who were shot into space to have sex in zero gravity has gone rogue, as controllers on the ground have lost their ability to direct the wayward spacecraft. The reptilian satellite of love was launched this past Friday, July 18, Gizmodo reports, carrying a payload of five geckos, several… Read more »

First Contact? Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space Baffles Astronomers

The fast radio signals originated somewhere outside of the Milky Way galaxy, according to astronomers

A mysterious radio signal detected by the Arecibo telescope has excited and baffled astronomers, who have been able to determine that it originated from a source in deep space, beyond the borders of the Milky Way. The signal detected at Arecibo serves as conformation that similar signals recorded by the Parkes Radio Telescope last year… Read more »

Summer’s First Supermoon Appears Saturday Night

Summer's First Supermoon Saturday

This summer’s first supermoon will appear in the night sky on Saturday and is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer. During Saturday night’s display, the July full moon will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a normal full moon. Last year’s June full moon made headlines with its… Read more »

Milky Way Most Visible Now During Summer Months

Milky Way Galaxy most visible in July

The middle months of summer usually mean more outdoor fun for most, and while you may be out enjoying the sunshine or the beach, there’s another spectacle that happens during the summer that’s worth staying up late for – observing the Milky Way. On July 3rd, Earth will be at aphelion, its farthest point from… Read more »

Will NASA Send a Drone to Titan?

titan sub

Titan has been a NASA focus lately, thanks to its Cassini mission still ongoing there. Based on the data, they’ve learned that the moon is very similar in nature to a primitive Earth. Of course, our weather system involves water, but the Saturnian moon’s system is methane-based, but the world still has rain, albeit different… Read more »

Coolest White Dwarf Star May Be a Diamond in the Sky

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One of the oddest things in the universe today may have been discovered by University of Wisconson-Milwaukee’s David Kaplan and his team. Using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to release a statement, Kaplan said concerning the Diamond Dwarf star, “These things should be out there, but because they are so dim they are very hard… Read more »

Lunar Palace Space Colony: Giving ‘New Meaning To Chinese Takeout’

Lunar Palace Is Right

China’s Lunar Palace is no mere space station. Once launched into orbit and beyond in six years, this celestial biosphere will be the most sophisticated (and elbow-roomy) pad in space. By human’s standards, of course. Maybe they’ve only been launching astronauts into space for a decade, but that’s been long enough for China to know… Read more »

NASA Unveils New ‘Tron’-Inspired Spacesuit

NASA's Z-2 spacesuit is intended to develop technologies for a future Mars mission

NASA has revealed its new Z-2 spacesuit design, and the futuristic-looking garb appears to be something straight out of the sci-fi classic Tron. As MailOnline reports, each spacesuit is set to be 3D printed for the astronaut it will belong to and is designed to allow wearers to walk on the martian surface more easily…. Read more »

Big Bang Theory Breakthrough Under Scrutiny

Stars in space.

A recent discovery of gravitational waves by astrophysicists seems to have provided more evidence of the Big Bang theory to explain the origin of the universe. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet collected enough information about the discovery to confirm whether or not the waves prove a key component of the Big Bang theory. Some experts doubt… Read more »

NASA Is Working On A Warp Drive Ship And The Pictures Are Amazing

NASA's proposed warp ship bears a striking resemblance to the fictional Enterprise

It seems like something out of Star Trek, but a team at NASA is hard at work on developing real warp drive (or faster-than-light travel), and artist renderings of the proposed ship look stunning. In 2010, Dr. Harold “Sonny” White revealed that he, along with a team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, are hard at… Read more »

The ‘Beast’ Asteroid To Pass Earth On Sunday

Beast Asteroid to Pass Earth Sunday

A meteoric ball of fire dubbed the Beast asteroid will luckily safely pass Earth this Sunday. A preview of the asteroid can be seen on Saturday afternoon. Those who want to get a glimpse at the monstrous asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is about 1,100 feet (352 meters) across, can watch online. The Slooh community observatory… Read more »