What it would take to reach the stars
A wild plan is taking shape to visit the nearest planet outside our Solar System. Here’s how we could get to Proxima b.
01 February 2017
Marking 40 Years Since Apollo-Soyuz Mission And The First Handshake In Space
July 19, 2015
The joint U.S.-Soviet mission was a stepping stone to today’s International Space Station.
Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors
July 14, 2015
An unmanned NASA space probe is just about an hour away from flying past Pluto. This is the first time a spacecraft has ever been to Pluto, and it has taken almost a decade to get there.
Neil deGrasse Tyson On Manhattanhenge
Jul 10, 2013
American Museum of Natural History
1:47 What’s interesting around those days?
… future anthropologists would conclude that America was about …
On Space Exploration
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 12, 2014
Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers
by Joe Palca
July 26, 2014
Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves.
Right now, astronomers have no idea what’s causing these bursts or where they’re coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment … signatures from extraterrestrial civilizations
Gecko ‘Astronauts’ No Longer Lost In Space
August 03, 2014
A group of geckos “lost” in space was found last week — they were the subjects of a scientific experiment.
They’re the latest in a long line of animals that humans have sent beyond the atmosphere.