NASA’s Curiosity Rover Stumbles Upon a Strangely Complicated Martian Rock

A section of “Strathdon,” as imaged by Curiosity’s Mastcam on July 9, 2019.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The Curiosity…

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Walking Spacesuit Is Falling Apart

Short of entombing it in a giant resin block like a prehistoric mosquito trapped in amber,…

Hey, Check It Out: Butter Astronauts

This year’s Ohio State Fair has, par for the course, giant butter sculptures—but this year it…

How Did We Miss This Week’s Shockingly Close Asteroid Flyby?

The Earth, not being struck by an asteroidImage: NASA This week, an asteroid flew by the…

Our Favorite Images From Chandra X-Ray Telescope’s 20 Years in Space

NGC 6357, a cluster of clusters of young stars, with x-rays shown in purple.Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley…

Who Protects Earth From Asteroids?

Of all the things that could end our world, an asteroid strike may be the doomsday…

NASA Abruptly Reassigns Top Human Exploration Program Officials as Trump Moon Mandate Looms

NASA Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William Gerstenmaier ast a press conference…

Satellite Imagery Can Now Be Used to Predict When Bridges Might Collapse

Satellite images can make it easier to get around when you’re using apps like Google Maps,…

It Would Take This 50-Year-Old NASA Computer More Than a Quintillion Years to Mine a Single Bitcoin Block

Ken Shirriff is a hardware hacker who also has a penchant for restoring old computers, including…

An Aerospace Engineer Got Lego’s Apollo 11 Lunar Lander To Fly

Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably…