A spy satellite buzzed the space station this month, and no one knows why

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / SpaceX launches a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office on May 1. reader comments 88 Share this story About six weeks ago, SpaceX launched a…


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Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin’

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Spread the loveTweet When astronaut Peggy Whitson pushed out of the International Space Station’s airlock on Tuesday morning, she was floating into history. Stipulated, Whitson was already a badass. But…


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Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Mouse sperm, freeze-dried and in flown space for nine months, was successfully used to fertilize eggs, creating healthy litters of “space pups,” researchers from Japan are…


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Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / AMS aboard the International Space Station. reader comments 5 Share this story What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer…


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A Photo From Space Shows Belgium Shining Bright, and Social Media Lights Up

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Spread the loveTweet PARIS — Suspended 250 miles above Earth on Tuesday evening, Thomas Pesquet looked down on Europe. Through a little window he saw a dark blue continent, sparkling…


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