Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery. Scientists released the picture Thursday in advance of next week’s milestone. Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo…

Mars colonists will get blasted with radiation levels 8 times higher than government limits — here's what they're up against

Mars colonists will get blasted with radiation levels 8 times higher than government limits — here's what they're up against

An illustration of SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket helping to colonize Mars. SpaceX NASA and SpaceX want to send people to Mars. However, radiation in deep space and on the surface of the red planet poses a major threat. Solving the threats posed…

NASA's newest space telescope 'will discover thousands of planets' — including a handful of worlds that may be habitable to aliens

NASA's newest space telescope 'will discover thousands of planets' — including a handful of worlds that may be habitable to aliens

Jeff Volosin, the project manager of the TESS mission, holds up a scale model of the planet-hunting telescope.Bill Ingalls/NASA Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, launched a new NASA space telescope on April 18. Called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS will stare…

SpaceX is about to launch NASA's revolutionary planet-hunting telescope — here's how and when to watch it live

SpaceX is about to launch NASA's revolutionary planet-hunting telescope — here's how and when to watch it live

An illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite in space.NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) may find thousands of worlds relatively close to Earth….

Elon Musk is raising half a billion in cash for SpaceX — and there are 3 epic projects he may spend it on

Elon Musk is raising half a billion in cash for SpaceX — and there are 3 epic projects he may spend it on

Elon Musk at a press conference on February 6, 2018.Dave Mosher/Business Insider Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, is raising about $500 million in new investments. Estimates suggest SpaceX is now valued at around $27.5 billion. SpaceX has three ambitious projects it’s working…

The World's First Luxury Space Hotel Is Coming in 2021, and You Can Snag Your Stay Now — For an Astronomical Price

The World's First Luxury Space Hotel Is Coming in 2021, and You Can Snag Your Stay Now — For an Astronomical Price

The new race to space is on with Elon Musk’s plan to travel to Mars by 2022, and now, a luxury space hotel in the works. Orion Span, a Houston-based space technology startup, announced its revolutionary “Aurora Station” on April 5 at…

Elon Musk just unveiled a giant tool SpaceX will use to build the biggest and most powerful spaceship in history

Elon Musk just unveiled a giant tool SpaceX will use to build the biggest and most powerful spaceship in history

Reusable BFR spaceships might enable SpaceX to colonize Mars.SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, revealed a photo on instagram of a giant tool that will help build “Big Falcon Rocket” spaceships. The tool is a huge mold to create a carbon-fiber…

First look inside £600k-a-night space hotel with zero gravity that plans to open in just three years

First look inside £600k-a-night space hotel with zero gravity that plans to open in just three years

Called Aurora Station, it will be certainly be an out-of-this-world destination and will most certainly feature a room with a view. The hotel’s brainchild Frank Bunge said: “We want to get people into space because it’s the final frontier for our civilisation.”…

NASA reveals the brutal tests its crash dummies go through

NASA reveals the brutal tests its crash dummies go through

NASA has revealed footage of the brutal tests its crash dummies go through at its Langley Research Centre. The dummies are used to test planes and space exploration vehicles, to make sure they’re safe for humans. The crash tests allow researchers to…

A star ‘seen’ from 9 billion light years away

A star ‘seen’ from 9 billion light years away

Astronomers have captured views of a star 9 billion light years away — more than halfway across the universe. And more marvels are ahead. Nicknamed Icarus, the blue supergiant was spotted via “gravitational microlensing,” a technique that plays off the way gravity…

Blast off from Newquay and visit Mars from Stevenage… how Britain’s ambitious space plans could see us plant a Union Jack in martian soil

Blast off from Newquay and visit Mars from Stevenage… how Britain’s ambitious space plans could see us plant a Union Jack in martian soil

It may sound a bit out-of-this-world to associate the South West with colonising the final frontier, but ambitious plans for a space-faring Britain could turn Newquay into the new key to the galaxy. At the moment, compared to our European neighbours –…