Off World

In recent years, space has become a hotbed of private investment. Innovators like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are starting serious conversations about visiting Mars and mining asteroids for precious metals, but it's not all big budget moonshots. Advancements in rocketry continue to drive the cost of spaceflight down. Inflatable space hotels are being tested in orbit. Nanosatellites are bringing the ideas of ordinary individuals and institutions into space for the first time. It's all fair game on Futurism.

For years, we have been trying to communicate with aliens living out in the cosmos. Could it be that they are not responding because they are all dead?

October 10, 2016

Their addendum to the Drake equation suggests that extraterrestrial civilizations might be more common than thought.

September 26, 2016

It's a staggering 1 billion light-years long.

September 26, 2016

Surfs up! The best kind of tsunami is a space tsunami.

June 21, 2016

China has just launched the latest piece in its own satellite navigation constellation, getting closer to having a complete global satellite network.

June 20, 2016

The arrival will finally shed some light on the many mysteries of this gas giant

June 19, 2016

Scientists are now exploring the hypothesis that dark matter is actually made of primordial black holes.

June 18, 2016

Scientists discover a complex molecule in deep space that could help understand the origins of life and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe.

June 18, 2016

NASA findings show that there is a quasi-moon that's been orbiting the Earth for almost a century.

June 17, 2016