Fermi Paradox "Solved" - Are All the Aliens Dead?

Are intelligent extraterrestrials radio silent because they're all dead? In new research published in Astrobiology, astronomers of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 4:35PM

Researchers Find Evidence of a Ninth Planet (For Real This Time)

For the first time since Neptune was discovered over a century and a half ago, scientists may have discovered another planet in our...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 12:44PM

NASA's Scott Kelly Reveals the "First-Ever Flower Grown in Space"

Scott Kelly, the first American to spend a full year living in space, has just achieved another landmark accomplishment. Kelly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:26AM

Stephen Hawking Claims the Next Century Is Make-or-Break for the Survival of the Human Race

As a preface to his discussions about black holes on this year's BBC Reith lectures, Professor Steven Hawking is talking about...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 3:12PM

How to See All Five Visible Planets At The Same Time

The last time that all five visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - appeared in the sky together was over ten...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:04PM

Comets Aren't What’s Causing KIC 8462852 to Dim

Not long ago, KIC 8462852 was making waves in the news due to some of its weird behaviors. Astronomers had determined that the star...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 3:53PM

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Relive the Glory of the Falcon 9 Landing with SpaceX's Recap Video

The Falcon has landed! Relive the triumphant vertical landing of a Falcon 9 rocket with a three-minute recap video from SpaceX:The...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 1:24PM

The Science of The X-Files: The Real-Life Biology of Parasitic Ice Worms from Outer Space

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 5:35PM

Did Scientists Finally Detect Gravitational Waves?

Yesterday morning, Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at ASU, tweeted that he had received confirmation of a long-standing rumor that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 2:01PM

The Science of The X-Files: Can Extraterrestrial Life Survive a Trip to Earth on a Meteorite?

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:45PM

This Beautiful Logarithmic Map Fits the Entire Scaled Universe Into One Picture

The universe is so vast, it boggles the mind, so needless to say it's difficult to visually represent without just drawing a black...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 January 2016 - 5:30PM

Astronomers Plan to Build a 40-Foot Orbital Telescope to Search for Alien Life

With Hubble taking beautiful pictures out in space, and construction for the James Webb Space Telescope well underway, we've already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 10:07AM

Alien Life May Be More Likely to Flourish in Globular Star Clusters

Could alien life be hiding right in plain sight? Scientists have thought for years that the dazzling globular clusters in the Milky...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 1:22PM

Space Agencies Around the World Aim to Explore the Moon by 2030

Europe is increasingly looking towards the Moon as the next major frontier in space exploration. At a recent international symposium...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 3:28PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

The Likelihood of Comets Hitting Earth Is Higher Than We Thought

An asteroid armageddon has seemed more and more far-fetched in recent years, but is it more likely than we thought? According to a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 2:55PM

SpaceX Rocket Makes a Historic Vertical Landing

SpaceX is back! The space corporation just managed the historic feat of launching a rocket and then sending it back down to Earth to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 9:47AM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Spoiler-Free Science Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has become an expert at scientific nitpicking of popular culture, so of course he had to turn his critical eye...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 5:15PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM