Science News with Videos

04/19/2018
On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green. The moon has never been green and will probably never turn green, despite what any viral internet memes may tell you. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/18/2018
On April 19, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the world's first space station, Salyut 1. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/18/2018
"Ready Player One" portrays a contest between the allure of virtual reality and the seemingly awful life on a desolate planet Earth, where people would rather spend their lives in a simulation than deal with the reality of their physical existence.

04/18/2018
The National Geographic Channel has revealed the first 3D, 360-degree video of space, as part of its series "One Strange Rock."

04/17/2018
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, also known as LADEE, ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/16/2018
On April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth after narrowly avoiding a deadly disaster in space. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/15/2018
On April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 launched to the moon! Apollo 16 was NASA's fifth lunar landing and the penultimate mission of the entire Apollo program. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/15/2018
See Han Solo ask Chewbacca his name in this new footage from May's SOLO.

04/14/2018
On April 15, 2005, NASA launched a spacecraft on a mission to rendezvous with a small communications satellite. But it hit a little too hard. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/13/2018
Astronomy enthusiasts — including Space.com — will come together next weekend (April 21-22) for the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), which producers have billed as "the ultimate astronomy and space experience."

04/13/2018 Marcus Miller
Math can be experienced as play much as music is—just what’s needed to enlarge the tribe of creative problem solvers in mathematics and other human disciplines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

04/11/2018
Claims made by outlets such as the Daily Express say the Rapture is coming April 23. Should you really worry the end is nigh?

04/10/2018
On April 11, 1960, astronomers began the first scientific experiment that would search for extraterrestrial life. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.


04/09/2018
On April 10, 1982, India launched its first multipurpose satellite, INSAT-1. This satellite was used for both communications and weather forecasting. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/09/2018 Beth Darnall
Psychological approaches can help control the agony and lessen the need for drugs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

04/09/2018
Are there intelligent aliens living on the cigar-shaped, interstellar object that's zooming through our solar system? To find out, astronomers in Western Australia used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to eavesdrop on the rocky visitor.

04/08/2018
On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its very first astronaut class. This dashing group of young men is known as the Mercury 7. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

04/08/2018
The classic science-fiction tale "Nightfall" is set on a planet on which night only falls every 2,049 years. Now, a scientist proposes a planet could exist on which night would never fall — provided it was lit on all sides by a ring of stars orbiting a bl

04/05/2018
On April 6, 1965, NASA launched the world's first commercial communications satellite into orbit. The satellite was named Intelsat 1 and nicknamed the "Early Bird." See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.