SpaceX Hosting Hush-Hush Mars Workshop This Week

SpaceX is hosting a workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder today and tomorrow (Aug. 7 and Aug. 8) to discuss establishing a self-sufficient Mars settlement, according to Ars Technica.

Should the Moon Be Quarantined?

Nearly a half century after astronauts first visited the moon, it is once again a flash point for debates on how to safely, responsibly explore the solar system.

Physicists Tied Laser Beams into Knots

The technology could improve future precision light sources. But right now the biggest surprise is how many holes there are in a laser figure-eight.

Top 10 Perseid Meteor Shower Facts

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks every August and is often the most dazzling meteor display of the year.

Build a Backyard Mars Rover with NASA DIY Manual

Makers of all backgrounds can now learn how to create a Mars rover by working off of plans and instructions from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Open Source Rover project.