History Stories
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking
March 14, 2018

Little known facts about the astronomical life of author, cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking. Read More

Big Bird Narrowly Escaped Death on the Challenger Mission
January 26, 2018

The puppeteer inside the yellow suit was in talks to go to space. Read More

How Groupthink Led to 7 Lives Lost in the Challenger Explosion
January 25, 2018

The Challenger launched too early—in part, because Reagan wanted to give a speech about it. Read More

This Newly Discovered Exoplanet Might Be Able to Support Life
November 15, 2017

Scientists say Ross 128 b is a “temperate” planet. Read More

How Our Galactic Garbage May Come Back to Haunt Us
September 19, 2017

For the past 60 years, humans have been leaving their junk in space. Read More

Third Black-Hole Merger Proves (Yet Again) That Einstein Was Right
June 2, 2017

Astronomers have detected gravitational waves for the third time in less than two years, after two black holes merged to create a single massive void weighing 49 times as much as the sun. Read More

Scientists Make Biggest Breakthrough in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
February 23, 2017

Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn
December 8, 2016

Check out seven things you might not know about John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for Historic Space Mission
November 15, 2016

Project Blue aims to build and launch a space telescope that can find and photograph an Earth-like planet outside our solar system for the first time. Read More

A Brief History of Halley’s Comet
November 8, 2016

The famous comet named for astronomer Edmond Halley only passes by the Earth roughly once every 76 years, but it’s appearances have often played a surprising role in historical events. Read More