Other stories about Outer Space

Want to fly around the moon? Space tourism returns with SpaceX mission

Most of us live our lives with our feet firmly planted on planet Earth. A select few become astronauts and experience a world of...
Tips March 13, 2017

Did NASA just build a warp drive that works?

We've visited the moon and have astronauts living in space, orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. But could interstellar space travel across farther...
Happening Now November 8, 2016

NASA miscalculates asteroid TX68 flyby by THREE DAYS: Just how close will space rock come to Earth?

When an asteroid is heading toward Earth, you want the most accurate information possible. Find out how NASA got it wrong this time and...
Happening Now March 4, 2016

China aims to land on the dark side of the moon in 2018

It may seem like national space programs have shifted their attention away from Earth's moon, but that's not the case. In fact, China's space...
Happening Now January 15, 2016

You have to see this awesome galaxy cluster that looks like an emoji

Humans are explorers. There's no question about that. But we're also very imaginative. We stare at fluffy clouds until we see familiar shapes. We...
Happening Now November 26, 2015

How and where to watch tonight's 'super blood moon'

It's a supermoon! It's a blood moon! It's a "super blood moon!" Tonight is your last chance to see a total lunar eclipse coincide...
Happening Now September 27, 2015

How to get a funeral in space

There's a new business offering to shuttle your remains into space - and even let them rest forever on the moon! Elysium Space's memorial...
Happening Now August 16, 2015

Watch tonight's Perseid meteor shower live right here

Watch the Perseid meteor shower live tonight on this page and prepare to be amazed
Happening Now August 12, 2015

The Philae lander just found organic matter on a comet

Remember when the world rejoiced as the little Philae lander made first contact with a comet in flight? Then we lost contact, but rejoiced...
Happening Now July 31, 2015

My name is on its way to Pluto right now! Maybe yours is too.

It's an exciting time for space exploration! On July 14, NASA's New Horizons space probe will shoot past Pluto at 30,800 mph and send back high-resolution...
Happening Now July 10, 2015