NASA reveals video of Perseverance’s landing on Mars

  • February 22, 2021
It's early days, but NASA's latest mission to Mars has been a successful one thus far. After providing photos of Perseverance's safe descent to the surface last week, the agency has revealed footage of the critical moments of the landing:…

FAA ends investigations into SpaceX’s recent Starship launches

  • February 21, 2021
The regulatory drama around SpaceX's recent Starship launches has simmered down. CNN's Jackie Wattles and The Verge have learned that the FAA ended its investigations into the SN8 and SN9 launches. SpaceX and the FAA "settled" conce…

Hitting the Books: How NASA survived the Reagan era ‘Dark Ages’

  • February 20, 2021
This week, Americans celebrated the successful delivery of NASA's Perseverance rover to its destination on the Martian surface, marking the dawn of a new era of interplanetary exploration. However, when it comes to searching the solar system arou…

NASA shares photos from Perseverance’s descent to Mars

  • February 19, 2021
The image you see above was taken just moments before NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and it’s just the first of many high-resolution photos to come. NASA pulled the image from a video of the rover’s descent that…

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

  • February 18, 2021
NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars. It touched down at around 3:55PM ET, following a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance's engineering cameras shared images from the landing site shortly after touchdo…

Watch NASA land the Perseverance rover on Mars live

  • February 18, 2021
In just a few short hours, NASA will attempt to land its most ambitious Mars mission to date. Following a seven-month journey, the agency's Perseverance will descend to the Red Planet later today. We’ll know whether the landing was a success arou…

Astronomers confirm the most distant object in the Solar System

  • February 14, 2021
The most distant Solar System object, Farout, has lost its crown after just two years. As Inverse reports, astronomers have confirmed that the planetoid Farfarout is now the farthest known Solar System object. It's currently 132AU, or about 12.3…

Hubble researchers find a gaggle of small black holes

  • February 13, 2021
Larger black holes may be the usual attention-getters, but the smaller ones may be at least as important. A team using the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a concentration of small black holes in the NGC 6397 globular star cluster (pictured abov…