After 100 days of science, LADEE will smash into the Moon

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) just passed its 100 day marker of scientific observations. It did a great job, skimming a mere 20 to 60 kilometres above the lunar surface. With its prime science done, and portrait snapped for posterity, now it's time to die. » 3/07/14 3:41pm 3/07/14 3:41pm

9 Questions We Have About the Wool Trilogy’s Epic Finale, Dust

If you know Wool, then you’re already counting the days until Saturday. Hugh Howey’s epic about the last remnants of humanity living in massive underground silos — and the horrifying truth of why they’re there — has sold over half million copies online alone. The trilogy finally comes to a close this August 17th, with… » 8/13/13 9:35am 8/13/13 9:35am

Stellar nursery is a giant, gaseous mountain range

This is nebula NGC 2174, located about 6400 light-years away. This amazing photograph makes the nebula look like the peak of a giant dust mountain, with strange pink stars dominating its summit. In fact, the stars are locked in cosmic battle with the gas mountain, and it's only a matter of time before the stars emerge… » 2/09/11 11:36am 2/09/11 11:36am

What If We Had Advanced Alien Tech During World War II?

It's 1941, and you're sending a battalion of giant combat mechs to attack Russia. Your air support fighters were built using technology you recovered from a crashed alien ship in the Antarctic, and no one has bothered trying to develop atomic weapons because you're all too busy trying to gather a weird alien energy… » 7/16/08 8:00am 7/16/08 8:00am