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Will Earth’s Follies Take Root on Mars? Black Comedy Explores the Frontier

The world's richest human wants to build a city on Mars: Fifty years ago, Elon Musk's vision of our future…

3 months ago

Musk Confirms how “Mechazilla” Will Catch and Assemble Starship and Super Heavy for Rapid Reuse

A new animation shows how SpaceX's "Mechazilla" tower will be able to catch Super Heavy boosters and stack Starships onto…

1 year ago

Animation Shows how Saturn’s Rings Move at Different Speeds

Using data obtained by the Cassini probe, NASA Fellow Dr. James O'Donoghue created this stunning visual of Saturn's rings.

1 year ago

Ride Along with New Horizons on its Pluto Flyby

On July 14, 2015, after nine and a half years journeying across the Solar System, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its historic…

7 years ago

An Even Closer View of Ceres Shows Multiple White Spots Now

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of the mysterious dwarf planet world Ceres. These latest images,…

8 years ago

On Scarves, Squirrels, and the Fate of the Universe

Are you scared of the dark, personal failure, or just feeling a tad nihilistic? Maybe you're worried about asteroids, solar…

8 years ago

Watch Pluto and Charon Engage in Their Orbital Dance

Now here's something I guarantee you've never seen before: a video of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon…

8 years ago

Once Upon a Time There Was a Spacecraft Called Rosetta…

…and that time is now! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is just over a mere two weeks away from its arrival at…

8 years ago

Rosetta Watches Comet 67P Tumbling Through Space

This is really getting exciting! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft (and the piggybacked Philae lander) are in the home stretch to arrive at Comet…

8 years ago

Curiosity Captures Mercury from Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover may be busy exploring the rugged and rocky interior of Gale Crater, but it does get a…

8 years ago