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astronaut candidates

The first humans to travel to Mars might be in this photo

December 23rd, 2019

NASA is sending humans back to the Moon. That’s a plan that’s been in the works for some time now, but when the current presidential administration put a deadline of 2024 on a manned return to the Moon, it sped up NASA’s timeline a bit. Now, as NASA is working overtime to get its technological …

earth news

Climate change could make us dumber… literally

December 21st, 2019

Some might argue that mankind’s gradual destruction of planet Earth is proof that we’re not the smartest species around. I mean, how smart can we really be if we, as a species, refuse to correct our wrongs in the most dramatic way possible? Yeah, we’re not terribly smart. Now, new research shows that as the …

ebola vaccine

FDA approves Ebola vaccine with 100% success rate

December 20th, 2019

In a move that could save countless lives, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine designed to combat Ebola with a truly incredible success rate. The drug, called Ervebo, has proven itself in Ebola-devastated areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and while cases of Ebola are uncommon in the United …

boeing starliner failure

Boeing’s Starliner just hit a brick wall in space

December 20th, 2019

“You have got to be kidding me.” – NASA, probably. Today was supposed to be a milestone for Boeing and NASA’s Commercial Crew program. After years of development and delay upon delay, Boeing’s much-hyped Starliner capsule was supposed to enter Earth orbit then push itself to the International Space Station. Easy peasy, right? Not so …

rover 2020 driving

Watch NASA’s 2020 Mars rover drive for the first time

December 19th, 2019

NASA has spent years developing all the sensitive instruments the Mars 2020 rover will carry along with it during its trip to the Red Planet. Scientists hope those tools will reveal secrets about Mars just waiting to be discovered. But if there’s one thing a Mars rover has to master above all else, it’s the …

exoplanet hunting

A new planet-hunting space telescope just began its tour of duty

December 19th, 2019

Technology capable of observing worlds outside of our solar system is advancing at a breakneck pace. In fact, researchers are currently grappling with what amounts to an embarrassment of riches, with far too many newly-discovered alien worlds to dedicate their time to studying. That as it may be, it’s not stopping scientists around the globe …