X-Rays From the Universe Are Simply Stunning

The Chandra X-ray observatory has been observing the universe in X-ray wavelengths for fifteen years. The space telescope's scientific highlights gallery has so much gorgeous X-ray goodness that it's hard to pick favourites. Need to be swept away by the sheer beauty of space? We've got you covered. » 7/28/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

Pit Filled With Thousands Of Ice Age Bones Will Be Opened To Scientists

A sinkhole in Wyoming where countless Ice Age animals fell to their deaths is finally being opened to scientists. A veritable paleontological trove, the 85-foot-deep pit contains the bones of tens of thousands of animals – some of which lived more than 100,000 years ago. » 7/26/14 9:47pm Saturday 9:47pm

We've Observed Mars for Decades, But Still Have No Big Theories

Mars geologist Phil Christensen says we're still short on understanding the red planet. "The devil continues to be in the details," he said at this week's Eighth International Conference on Mars. Astrobiologist David Des Marais said Mars research today adds up to "lots of observations but no overarching… » 7/26/14 6:11pm Saturday 6:11pm

NASA Advocates for Mars Mission to a Packed Room at Comic-Con

NASA's mission to Mars panel at Comic-Con today was jam packed with space-loving geeks. Retired astronaut and living legend Buzz Aldrin left everyone in awe, while the rest of the panel gushed enthusiastically about the "Next Giant Leap" to Mars. » 7/25/14 11:30pm Friday 11:30pm

The Lunar Surface As You've Never Seen It Before

NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio has created this stunning, high-resolution portrait of the Moon's south pole by combining, for the first time, gravity data from the GRAIL mission with topographic imagery taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. » 7/25/14 7:11pm Friday 7:11pm

New Evidence Suggests Tyrannosaurs Hunted In Packs

One of the most frightening creatures to ever terrorize this Earth just got scarier. The fossilized remains of tyrannosaur tracks found in British Columbia are providing the strongest evidence yet that these predators travelled and hunted in family groups — a conglomeration the researchers are calling 'a terror of… » 7/25/14 12:27pm Friday 12:27pm

The 1970s Spacecraft Is Doing Science Again!

The 36-year-old ISEE-3 is back collecting shiny new science! ...but our efforts to bring it home are for nought. Instead, our first crowd funded, crowd source citizen science space mission will be on a heliocentric orbit. Ah well, that's still pretty amazing! » 7/24/14 7:30pm Thursday 7:30pm

The Pre-Holocene Climate Is Returning — And It Won't Be Fun

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Our planet has been witness to plenty of strange weather happenings recently, from devastating floods to the polar vortex. These events are providing a glimpse of what it was like during the pre-Holocene era — a time of volatility and destruction. But it could also be a demonstration of where climate change is taking… » 7/24/14 11:50am Thursday 11:50am