After nine years and over 3.26 billion miles, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto earlier today. Assuming it survived the encounter, the probe is now drifting away from the dwarf planet as it heads deeper into the Kuiper Belt. »
For months, fans everywhere couldn’t help but ask, ‘what do you DO in No Man’s Sky?’ Recently, the developers seem keen on answering that very question. »
Hidden inside the massive world of Elite: Dangerous are curious items that nobody knows what to do with—and these items are inspiring an investigative frenzy.
Following up on one of our earliest daily Kotaku science posts, the Mars500 Project is now in orbit, with three crew members preparing to become the first humans to set foot on fake Mars. »
Launched earlier this year, Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft was supposed to enter equatorial orbit of the planet Venus yesterday, using a combination of specialized cameras to track clouds and watch for Venusian lightning for two years. Whoops. »
After showing us through the magic of 3D how human beings could potentially screw up an entirely new planet, James Cameron has signed on with NASA to help show how the agency is keeping us from screwing up our own. »
"I see great dangers for the human race," begins noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. As a human myself, that's exactly the sort of thing I don't like to hear. »
While NASA might not be returning to the real moon any time soon, the virtual moon is anyone's game in Moonbase Alpha, a multiplayer lunar exploration adventure game, now available for free download via Steam. »