We Found New Planets. No, You Can’t Live There

Everyone is freaking out about the discovery of 7 new potentially-habitable exoplanets, but is Trappist-1 really as good as it sounds? Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: ‘Habitable’ Exoplanets Might Not Be Very Earth-Like After All “One …

The Hunt For A Second Earth

NASA’s Kepler telescope was launched to find other planets just like earth– and now, scientists think they may have found not just one, but three! Trace shows us where they are in the solar system and why the discovery is so important. Read More: “Kepler: A Search For Habitable Planets” “10 Remarkable Exoplanets” “From a …

The Blackest And Whitest Things Around!

What’s blacker than black and whiter that white? Trace tells you how NASA is testing the blackest substance in the world for use on satellites, but despite all our trying, nature beat us at creating the whitest. Read More: The beetle’s white album “The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle …

How Do We See Things From Space?

NASA recently announced that they will be using satellites to help find the missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370. How can these satellites see objects clearly despite being incredibly far away? Trace is here to explain. Read More: How Satellites Work “Down on the ground, satellites can look very similar — shiny boxes or cylinders adorned …

How Long Can The ISS Survive Without New Supplies?

On June 28th, a SpaceX rocket exploded. It’s mission was to resupply the International Space Station, so what do the astronauts on the ISS do now? Read More: SpaceX Updates CRS-7 LAUNCH UPDATE “Following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown, resulting in loss of mission.” SpaceX’s rocket just …

What Is The Deep Space Network & How Does It Work?

Satellites and rovers in space use the Deep Space Network to get information back to Earth. What is it and how does it work? How GPS Works ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Deep Space Network – Communications “We are the first humans in history to experience and see, through …

NASA’s Crazy Space Exploration Ideas

A few of you asked us to talk about NASA’s plan to send a submarine to Saturn’s moon Titan. We decided to take a closer look at some of the craziest space exploration ideas! Read More: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration “Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to …