The most consequential choice that our technological civilization can make is between commercial benefits and preserving nature.
Strangely shaped space objects, psychedelic medicine, and telepathic robot dogs from Australia are all topics in this episode.
If humans ever find interstellar CubeSats, it will change our priorities from funding military conflicts to space exploration.
As any gardener knows, growth is initiated by seeds. What were the seeds that enabled supermassive black holes to grow so early in cosmic history?
The speculative science of faster-than-light travel is still a dark art, so can these theories turn science fiction into science fact?
There will be both good and bad for any future earthlings or technologies of our design that may engage in interstellar travel.
It is often said that “life was better in the good old days.” Avi Loeb explains why this definitely holds true for Mars.
Images of the "Phantom Galaxy" M74 are among the latest stunning efforts that combine data collected by Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes.
The U.S. Intel Community wants the ability to spy objects smaller than 10cm, traveling 22,500 mph, in space.
Astronomer Avi Loeb looks at the nature of scientific knowledge, as he discusses dark matter, the universe, and life on other worlds.
For decades, scientists have been aware of the existence of a rare and mysterious form of lightning known as superbolts.
If anomalous, non-terrestrial artifacts exist in space, using the best tools at our disposal through "interstellar archaeology" may find them.
The Expedition 67 crew is currently working with free-flying robots aboard the ISS in its efforts to improve future science missions in orbit.
To paraphrase Darwin’s “survival of the fittest”, when it comes to our future in space, everything may hinge on “survival of the optimist.”
Fierce competition for satellite parking spots in orbit is pointing to an increasingly complex future for space operations.
This week we'll be looking at how a meteor that might have gone unnoticed was revealed to have interstellar origins, with help from the Pentagon.
An encounter with an ET culture would be a humbling experience, since we will have to admit that our modern science was developed only over the past century out of the 4.5-billion-years-long history of Earth.
Researchers have shown that amino acids can form peptides, the building blocks of life, in space, potentially explaining the origin of life.
Our observation of the behavior of galaxies reveals phenomena that have received surprisingly little attention in the scientific literature.
Scottish space company Skyrora has successfully test-fired its third stage “space tug” maneuvering vehicle at its engine development complex in Fife, Scotland.
Space is vast so sensitive telescopes and patience are needed for an interstellar fishing trip when catching extraterrestrial technology.
The Expedition 66 crew aboard the International Space Station is conducting experiments and preparing for a spacewalk in early 2022.
Christmas songs are annoying, so obviously, the first song ever played in outer space was "Jingle Bells," proving that humans are sadists.
A mysterious area of outer space directly above the Earth’s atmosphere causes spacecraft to slow down, and researchers...
A physicist is creating a stable, traversable wormhole but its only possible if we change the way we look at gravity.
If all goes to plan, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to re-write everything we know about our place in the Universe.
Refusal to admit anomalies as evidence that our knowledge base may have missed something important stems from our ego. AI won't make the same mistakes.
Most of the universe is invisible, but when we look at it through different 'eyes,' suddenly the dark void of space seems much less empty.
What if we could take advantage of all the resources the Moon has to offer? Here are five ways we can mine the Moon, and thrive.
A pattern of reckless behavior indicates Russia may no longer be a "white hat" in the global space community.
Space travelers and off-world colonists may use mushrooms as radiation shields thanks to a special type of fungus...
For the first time, astronomers say they have discovered signs of a planet transiting a star outside of our galaxy.
After an asteroid the size of a small refrigerator recently whipped by Earth at an altitude of only...
An asteroid the size of a small refrigerator nearly collided with Earth on October 24th, and no one...
Researchers from Brown University studying glass shards in the Atacama Desert of Chile have determined that it was...
Meet the man who wants to take us to the outer reaches of our solar system, and the software he designed to build the engine that can do it.
This new plasma engine will cannibalize dead satellites for fuel and help reduce the amount of space junk in Earth's orbit.
Wind Rider, also called a Plasma Magnet, is a solar wind catching sail that can reach the outer solar system quickly without chemical fuel.
The ISS lost control recently when a Russian thruster accidentally fired. The Debrief examines the last 5 incidents on the station that put it at risk.
New research shows that nitrogen-fixing bacteria can help plants grow better in Mars-like soils, putting us on the path to astroagriculture.
Engineers have successfully demonstrated how water and oxygen can be extracted by the heating of lunar soil. We can all breath easy now.
Astronomers have discovered a giant "void" in our Milky Way, and for the first time, you can use your phone to see it up close.
A top 5 list of where scientists think I can find my hot alien boyfriend, or where alien technosignatures may be hiding in our solar system.
If something anomalous is in the sky, it stands to reason that the Space Force has data on it. Now, it may be forced to declassify that data.
The world’s first all-civilian trip into space was a success, but as trips to space increase, what happens if astronauts need rescue?
Part 2 of The Debrief's exclusive interview with Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, his plans for interstellar travel, and how he plans on getting us there.
NASA has released a stunning video animation of their upcoming mission to an asteroid, Psyche 16, over 370 million miles from Earth.
Here are the top 3 things from outer space that can potentially wipe out the human species in a few years. This is fun, right?
A new study explores how multi-species microbial populations affect potable water safety during space missions proving space water is gross.
New research indicates that galaxies consume gas clouds to form stars and then release polluted gases back out into their environment.