For 12 years, Pluto, small and mighty, has drifted about the universe, living its life as a dwarf planet just because science said so. It was back in 2006 that the International Astronomical Union deigned to reclassify Pluto—which was widely known as a straight-up planet for much of its existence—as a “dwarf planet.”…
Remember Donald Trump’s stupid space force idea? Well, it is happening. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence week, announced: “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.” Time to make Battlestar Galactica a reality.
Not to be flippant about science, especially in these times, but this NASA experiment does carry a whiff of desperation and last-ditch elan!
Haute Couture Fashion Week—it’s happening! Most of it—save for Herr Lagerfeld’s clothes for a merry widow and Alexandre Vauthier’s Grace Jones homage—is boring. Turn your attention, please, to Jean Paul Gaulthier, who got Coco Rocha BACK on the runway!!, and showed garments for the glamorous space queen—a grown-up…
On Saturday, the New York Times published a remarkable story about the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which operated for five years before shuttering, according to the Defense Department, in 2012. The secret program reportedly had an annual budget of around $22 million, and, in case the…
Donald Trump announced today that one of the many pressing goals of his administration is to send astronauts back to the moon, and eventually, Mars. Never mind the many catastrophes currently embroiling us here—let’s go fuck up some other planets!
Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they’ve discovered a new planet at relatively close 11 light-years away, which is so close to its sun that a year on it lasts ten days. In other words, a new Earth, where time actually works like it feels in the era of Trump tweets.
Far from the “me reading your tweets” meme featuring a picture of a jackal tearing open a fallen antelope, NASA is actually going to beam one lucky Twitter user’s concise creation into space, for all the universe to see.
Deadline reported on Tuesday that Rogue One star Felicity Jones will play young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, a forthcoming biopic directed by Mimi Leder about the Supreme Court Justice’s life.
NASA is planning a mission to the sun, sponsored by Nelly.
By the time melted ice caps and rising sea levels wipe out 90 percent of human life, Donald Trump’s descendants will be among the elite who have shuttled off to Mars in tiny pods originally built by NASA. On Tuesday, Trump signed a bill allocating $19.5 billion to NASA for a crewed mission to Mars, deep space, and the…
Lana Del Rey’s music video for “Love,” her most recent single, is quintessentially Lana. And by now, we know what that means: dreamy, slow-moving, and yellow-filtered, with a camera that lingers on the singer’s dramatic visage.
Lance Bass still thinks he’s going to space. This is starting to get uncomfortable!
NASA’s long under-celebrated black female mathematicians are getting a belated profile boost thanks to the movie Hidden Figures. But even as their names become more recognizable, maybe even household names, some of the genius women portrayed in the film have remained modest about the historical significance of their…
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In the trailer for Hidden Figures—a long overdue science movie with black women as the focal point—Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray NASA mathematicians whose contributions to space travel were historically under-celebrated.
Scientists have confirmed that a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s tomb was fashioned from a meteorite. This suggests that the boy king was living exactly like any teenaged boy who found himself king, acquiring as many totally fucking metal toys as possible.
After a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to Earth, where things are currently going very well.
Sarah Parcak has a great job title: She’s a space archeologist.