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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015


NASA's EPIC video shows dark side of the moon passing over Earth

We often see the moon sailing through our night skies from down here on Earth, but a new NASA video shows a perspective we never get.

By August 5, 2015


NASA's new million-mile view of Earth is a stunner

A faraway satellite turns its eyes back to its home planet to catch a fresh photo of our Blue Marble suspended against the darkness of space.

By July 20, 2015


Flat Earth Games puts you at the helm in Objects in Space

The passion project from Flat Earth Games is a space-trading simulator that does a heck of a lot more than it says on the tin.

By November 15, 2015


NASA tries to rattle people in its sonic-boom room

The space agency wants to bring back supersonic jet travel over land. The first step? Finding out how much boom people on the ground can handle.

By November 24, 2015


Bezos' Blue Origin rocket landing makes history and a commercial at same time

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece. It all makes for one heck of an advertisement.

By November 24, 2015


Big asteroid to buzz Earth on Halloween, not another like it until 2027

An unexpected and large asteroid is coming around for a rare flyby, zipping past Earth close enough for scientists to get a good look.

By October 20, 2015


NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015


NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

By July 23, 2015


Watch swirling magnetic loops on the sun in mesmerizing NASA video

An entrancing set of swirls on the sun's surface gets even brighter thanks to a perfectly placed eruption.

By November 18, 2015