This May Be the Best Alternative Explanation to That Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere So Far

Within the next week, astronomers are expected to have an answer regarding the cause of the bizarre, irregular dips in brightness of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 11:44AM

NASA's Osiris-REx Will Take the First-Ever Samples from an Asteroid Starting Next Year

Aerospace and securities company Lockheed Martin has just finished building Osiris-REx, a spacecraft that is set to launch next year...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 3:05PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Real-Life "Death Star" Has the Power to Destroy an Entire Planet

The Death Star of the Star Wars universe is a ship equipped with a planet-destroying laser, but as it turns out, real stars can...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 5:15PM

The Search for an Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere Has Begun

Recently, a newly discovered star kicked up a media storm when astronomers detected bizarre brightness patterns that some...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 11:34AM

Study Shows Most Earth-Like Planets Haven't Been Born Yet

Could there be billions more Earth-like planets by the end of the universe? A new theoretical study from the Space Telescope Science...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 1:40PM

Surprise Asteroid Will Do a Close Fly-By on Halloween

An unusually large and fast asteroid is pulling a trick this Halloween, as it wasn't even discovered until a few weeks ago, and now is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 11:58AM

Astronaut Playlist: Scott Kelly Shares the Songs that Capture His Year in Space

Scott Kelly is spending a full year in space, becoming the first astronaut in history to do so. It's amazing and historic, but also...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 10:26AM

Science vs Cinema: How Accurate Was Ridley Scott's The Martian?

We all know that The Martian was one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films in recent memory, not least as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 11:59AM

Could the Heroes Reborn Apocalypse Ever Happen in Real Life?

Spoilers for the latest episode of Heroes Reborn follow!After five episodes, Heroes Reborn finally has an actual premise. The evil...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 10:04AM

Infographic: All the Ways to Detect an Exoplanet from Earth

There are billions of exoplanets in the known universe, but only a small fraction are detectable from Earth. Bodies outside of our...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 5:16PM

Blowing Giant Polymer Bubbles in Space Could Pave the Way to Space Civilizations

If humans ever try to colonize space, much of the technology we need would be available to us, if only it weren't so costly. We would...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 10:29AM

Did Astronomers Just Find Evidence of an Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Relics," the crew of the USS Enterprise-D comes upon a full Dyson sphere, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 10:09AM

One Out of Four Far-Right UK Voters Believe in a Government Alien Conspiracy

UK conservatives really, really want to believe. According to a new survey from YouGov, a full 24% of the Ukip party (the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 2:39PM

New 'Habitability Index' Ranks Exoplanets for Potential to Host Alien Life

As telescopes become more and more powerful, astronomers will be able to investigate a plethora of exoplanets, and essentially won't...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 12:34PM

Watch: ISS Astronauts Create Glowing, Colored Orbs of Floating Water

Thanks to the state-of-the-art Red Dragon camera on board the ISS, we can now see what it looks like when astronauts get some downtime...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 12 October 2015 - 10:36AM

China Is Building the World's Largest Telescope to Begin Searching for Alien Life Next Year

China is rapidly coming to the end of construction for the largest telescope in the world, which will begin searching for alien life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 3:38PM

Chris Hadfield Says We Should Focus on the Moon Before Going to Mars

Between the discovery of water on Mars and the hubbub surrounding the real-life science of The Martian, all of the hype around space...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 1:18PM

A NASA Rocket Launch Will be Visible on the East Coast this Wednesday - Here's How to See It

On Wednesday 7th October, NASA will launch a suborbital rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch will see NASA...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 11:44AM

Amazing Close-Up Images of the Real-Life Ares 3 Landing Site from The Martian

NASA is really putting all of their eggs in the Martian basket. Earlier today, they released a side-by-side comparison of The Martian...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 2:25PM