Space Archive

Short Science: Orbital Sciences’ Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Liftoff

After a delay, Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket finally launched, only to explode in a matter of seconds after liftoff.

The Message in the Noise: A Review of Unseen Cosmos

When Karl Jansky observed the first radio waves from space, he gave birth to radio astronomy and changed the way we viewed the universe forever.

The Known Universe

If you know someone with a giant ego, then maybe show them this video of "The Known Universe."

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

Short Science: How to Find an Exoplanet

Ever wonder how scientists find exoplanets? MinutePhysics has your back with this short introductory video.

This Is How Science Works

BICEP2's experiment shows that science isn't based on the words of an authority or what anyone wants to be true; it is based on evidence.

3 for Thursday: 3 Recent Examples of Science Fiction Becoming Science Reality

Within the last week you may not have heard of three fantastic advances in science straight out of science fiction.

Quoted: Galileo on Evidence Versus Authority

"It appears to me that those who rely simply on the weight of authority to prove an assertion, without searching out arguments to support it, act absurdly." ~ Galileo
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