Space.com This Martian Crater Has a Weirdly Earth-Like Secret 2018-02-20T12:28:00.000000000-05:00 Is this mountain from Mars, or Hawaii? How 5,000 Pencil-Size Robots May Solve the Mysteries of the Universe 2018-02-20T12:21:00.000000000-05:00 The little, swiveling robots will look at a new portion of the sky for the invisible force called dark energy that may be causing the accelerating expansion of the universe. Elon Musk's Company Gets OK to Dig Washington, DC, Hyperloop Tunnel 2018-02-20T12:13:00.000000000-05:00 The preliminary permit issued by the district's Department of Transportation is still vague on details. See a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Booster at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex This Week! 2018-02-20T11:12:00.000000000-05:00 If you're a space fan visiting Florida's Space Coast this week, then you have a chance to see something special: one of the reusable boosters that launched SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket into space. Image of the Day 2018-02-20T10:00:00.000000000-05:00 Icy particles clump together to form a ridge of fluffy peaks along the outer edge of Saturn's B ring, the largest and brightest ring in the Saturn system. National Space Council to Talk Regulatory Reform in Meeting This Week 2018-02-20T09:49:00.000000000-05:00 When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. On This Day In Space! Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn Becomes 1st American to Orbit Earth 2018-02-20T07:21:00.000000000-05:00 On February 20, 1962, NASA launched John Glenn on Friendship 7 to send the first American astronaut into orbit for the first time. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series. That's No Moon? Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories 2018-02-20T07:04:00.000000000-05:00 While current evidence for the Neptune-size exomoon around a Kepler world is tentative, the distant moon seems to defy current moon-formation theories. NASA's New Spacesuit Has a Built-In Toilet 2018-02-20T07:00:00.000000000-05:00 NASA is developing a spacesuit with a built-in toilet system, something the agency hasn't used regularly since the Apollo era. Bigelow Aerospace Launches New Company to Operate Private Space Stations 2018-02-20T05:01:00.000000000-05:00 A company that builds big, inflatable space habitats has launched a new venture that will market and operate these structures in Earth orbit and beyond.