interstellar space

NASA is now Planning a Mission to go 1,000 AU From the Sun, Deep Into Interstellar Space

A different perspective can do wonders.  Perceiving things from a different angle can both metaphorically and literally allow people to…

9 months ago

New Horizons is Now 50 Astronomical Units Away From the Sun

As the New Horizons spacecraft hurtles out towards interstellar space, it has now reached an historical milestone. On April 17,…

9 months ago

Oumuamua Isn’t an Alien Probe, Because Aliens can Learn Everything They Need About us With Telescopes

A new study offers a new take on why 'Oumuamua could not have been an alien probe: a lack of…

10 months ago

Glycine Can Form In Interstellar Clouds

Author's note: This article was written in collaboration with Vincent Kofman, a co-author of the paper it discusses and Post…

1 year ago

There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can’t We See It?

Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, along with lighter elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon.…

3 years ago

How Big Would a Generation Ship Need to be to Keep a Crew of 500 Alive for the Journey to Another Star?

In their latest in a series of studies concerning generation ships, the team addresses how large the ship would need…

3 years ago

Finally! Voyager 2 is Now in Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 recently crossed the outer boundary of the heliosphere, where it joins the Voyager 1 spacecraft in interstellar…

3 years ago

Astronomers Have Found Grease in Space

A new study by a team of astronomers from Australia and Turkey has determined that space is filled with immense…

4 years ago

How Much Stuff is in a Light Year?

Determining how much stuff is a single light year is daunting, considering how big the Milky Way is. But doing…

5 years ago

One of the Milky Way’s Arms Might Encircle the Entire Galaxy

Given that our Solar System sits inside the Milky Way Galaxy, getting a clear picture of what it looks like…

7 years ago