Astronomy

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Astronomers Spot Free-Floating Titanium in an Ultra-Hot Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The exoplanet KELT-9b is hot. Extremely hot. Almost star-level hot. For comparison, the hottest planet in our solar system, Venus,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 11:34AM

It's Your Last Chance To Turn Your Eyes To The Skies For The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Every year around this time, at least since 36CE, a light show has commanded the attention of skywatchers around the world. Named...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 1:10PM

As The 'Incredible Hulk' Comet Makes Its Closest Approach To Earth Today, Pray It Does Not Smash Us

When you think of comets – those glorious snowballs blazing through the night sky – you probably picture a fiery, star-white...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 10:50AM

First Contact? Mystified Scientists Detect Strange Radio Signal Emanating From Deep Space

Something outside our galaxy is signaling us. An unnaturally-deep fast radio burst came booming out of the skies and astronomers are...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 August 2018 - 12:20PM

NASA Official Describes Hunt For 'Strange, Fantastic Worlds' As New Alien-Hunting TESS Telescope Officially Begins Its Mission

Members of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team announced late last week that the agency's new telescope has...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 30 July 2018 - 10:44AM

Lunar Lies! American Headlines Are Leaving Out One Vital Fact About Tonight's Blood Moon... And It Won't Please You

It's the top-trending story on Google News' science section and it's making the rounds in headlines across the world. We're talking,...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 10:51AM

Einstein’s Theory of Gravitational Redshift Has Just Been Proven On a Supermassive Scale

One aspect of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has just been proven on an unheard-of supermassive scale at the center of the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 1:40PM

Astronomers Have Found A New Way To Spot Exoplanets In Archival Images

Astronomers have found thousands of exoplanet candidates over the years, but don't let that number fool you — it's not an easy...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 11:57AM

The Milky Way Had A Sister Galaxy, But The Andromeda Galaxy Ate It

If renderings showed just how brutal things actually are in space, museums would have to issue warnings for visitors under a certain...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 10:26AM

Man On the Moon? New Study Suggests the Moon May Have Supported Alien Life

As a child, you probably heard stories and nursery rhymes about the man in the moon and were disappointed when you learned that no...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - 2:19PM

NASA Scientists May Have Witnessed A Star Feasting On A Planet For The First Time

Hello, space police? We'd like to report a crime scene. While studying Chandra X-Ray Observation data, NASA reports that a group of...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 11:33AM

One of Jupiter's Newly Discovered Moons Is Doing Something Really Weird

If we were to host a system-wide beauty contest among the planets and accepted natural satellites as a valid skill, Jupiter would...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 11:45AM

Bonfire Of Calamities – The MeerKAT Radio Telescope Reveals That Our Milky Way Galaxy Looks A Lot Like Hell

The MeerKAT radio telescope sent new photos of the center of our Milky Way galaxy as a Vulcan forge of energy throwing off heat and...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 12:55PM

Dante's Cosmic Inferno: 9 Planets That Could Be Hell

In Dante's Inferno – the first part of The Divine Comedy – the poet describes Hell as a series of nine concentric circles,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 8:57AM

A Quasar From The Beginning Of Time – Scientists Discover The Brightest Object From Our Early Universe

Quasars are the brightest things in the universe. Astronomers have spotted several of them recently – but the discovery of PSO...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 1:09PM

Our Planet Is Being Roasted By Cosmic Rays From This Binary Star System Only 10,000 Light-Years Away

For years, Earth has been bombarded by cosmic rays emanating from a mysterious source astronomers couldn't identify. Now, new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 1:18PM

New Research Says Alien Life Might Be Dwelling on Moons, Not Exoplanets

It's safe to say that astronomers and astrobiologists have spent thousands of hours trying to find the perfect exoplanet to harbor...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:35PM

5 Cosmic Phenomena That Will Beat the Starry Hell out of Your 4th of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July just one day away, we thought it'd be fun to put all those M-80s and sparklers into perspective by showing you...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:55PM

Space is a Graveyard of Planets: Most Deadly Meteorites Are Fragments of Six Ancient Worlds

As the Hayabusa2 spacecraft studies the asteroid Ryugu and the OSIRIS REx mission closes in on the monster rock known as Bennu, a new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:00PM