Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers.
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Last October, Los Angeles-based filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet spent about 36 hours in Black Rock Desert, 150 miles northeast of Reno, positioning planets and carving orbits across the face of the same dry lake bed that plays host to Burning Man.
A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
When a group of friends became fed up with the representation of the solar system in models and images, they drove to Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada to create an accurate visual scale of the universe.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, a young Gaelic man came to a violent end among the dispersed farmsteads of northwestern Ireland.
Two years after they were tipped off by cavers plumbing the depths of the limestone tunnels in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg, South Africa, university professor Lee Berger and his team have discovered what they say is a new addition to our family tree.
A pair of young girls from Seattle over the weekend launched a weather balloon that flew twice as high as a commercial airliner — complete with a Lego R2D2 figurine and a photo of their cat, Loki.
Asteroid? Balloon? Space junk? Social media in Thailand lit up Monday morning as commuters posted photos and videos of a mystery fireball that briefly illuminated the Thai capital's sky.
NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel.
Scientists are marveling at the world's oldest sea scorpion — the Pentecopterus, named after a Greek warship.
Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful tentacles around the limbs of unsuspecting bathers who ventured too far into the water.
For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They're signs of alien life on the planet next door.
The life-saving bacteria from the guts of people with healthy fecal matter can help cure those with gut-wrenching bad bacteria. When their healthy microbes are placed inside the intestines of a sick person they can chase out harmful C. difficile bacteria. It's called a fecal transplant.
Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.
A giant plume of plasma shot out from the surface of the sun, spraying streams of particles into the atmosphere before breaking into pieces over the course of two days in August.
NASA has released new images of its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, snapped by the rover itself using the ultimate selfie stick: its 7-foot-long robotic arm.
In a U.S. laboratory, a monkey arm is stripped down as far as its individual cells. All that's left behind is a bare, frail scaffold.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which is known for being among the brightest of meteor showers, is happening near the tail end of summer.
A special treat is on the menu for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday -- lettuce. But this isn't just any lettuce. It's part of a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce grown on the space station.
You can't call it "the dark side of the moon" based on a new NASA picture.
Now and again, marine scientists plumbing the dark depths of the sea pull out a new fish species that is just out-and-out ugly. The latest discovery looks like a hunchbacked, rotting old shoe with spikes, a scraggly mustache and a big mouth with bad teeth. And it has a long, angular fishing pole-looking thing growing out of its head.
It's the travel expense claim to top all others — $33.31 to go to the moon and back.
If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."