Category Space

Space. The final frontier is in our grasp now more than ever.

In the last fifty years, we’ve put a man into orbit, set foot on the moon, launched countless satellites into orbit and beyond. We’ve learned more about planets within our solar system and celestial bodies outside of its gravitational pull. NASA, JAXA, ESA and Roscosmos inspire new generations to explore space with every successful mission and newly completely equipment.  With the help of private space companies Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and others pave the way for the dawn of a new space race. Where will we boldly go next? What have we already accomplished? Where will the future of space travel take us?

Still not convinced that space is exciting? This article about space exploration might just inspire you.  Check back here for the latest news in space exploration or catch up on the latest intel from the Juno Mission today.

SpaceX projects

Everything You Need to Know About SpaceX

Read Time: 3 minutesSpaceX might be a newer company, but it’s quickly moving toward significant changes. As a race, we’ve…

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The Life and Times of the Cassini Spacecraft

Read Time: 4 minutesThe Cassini spacecraft has been in orbit around Saturn since it reached the gas giant in 2004.…

solar eclipse, citizen science projects

Help Scientists Study the Solar Eclipse with Citizen Science Projects

Read Time: 3 minutesAs you may already know, North America, as well as some parts of South America, Africa and…

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Did Scientists Just Find a Clue to Alien Life on Titan?

Read Time: 3 minutesThere are a few limitations to the human imagination. For one thing, we tend to imagine that…

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Terraform Mars: Is It Possible and Should It Be?

Read Time: 4 minutesWe all know the basics about Mars. It’s the red planet, the fourth in our solar system…

TRAPPIST-1, exoplanets

TRAPPIST-1: What Makes Finding 7 Earth-Sized Planets Significant?

Read Time: 3 minutesThe discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around a singular red dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, 40…

astrology vs. astronomy

Astrology vs. Astronomy: Why Only One Is Considered Science

Read Time: 3 minutesIn ancient times, the studies of astrology and astronomy intertwined.  Astrology meant “the practical application of the…

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How to Build Space Shuttles: Did You Know It Can Take Years?

Read Time: 2 minutesThe space shuttle program in the United States came to a halt in 2011 due to financial…

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Northern Hemisphere Constellation Quiz

Read Time: Less than a minuteThink you have what it takes to be a backyard astronomer? Test your knowledge or…

Terzan 5, NASA

Exciting New Discovery! Fossil Stars Found in the Milky Way

Read Time: 2 minutesWhen scientists discovered Terzan 5, they assumed it was a globular cluster. These clusters numbered into the…