Astronomy

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

'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

After introducing his theory of general relativity in 1915 and turning the scientific world on its head, Albert Einstein wasn't happy....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 1:33PM

Astronomers Amazed As a Planet Forms Around a Dwarf Star Before Their Eyes For The First Time

Using the SPHERE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of astronomers led by a team at...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 11:20AM

Scientists Have Spotted Some of the Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Yet

To get an idea of just a few of the requirements for a habitable, Earth-like planet, here's a short list: it has to orbit its star at...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 June 2018 - 12:29PM

The Skies Are Made of Butter: Most of the Universe's Carbon Is Contained in Free-Floating "Space Grease"

When most people imagine space, they usually see it as a cold, empty void with some dust and gas floating around, but that's about it....

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 12:00PM

Scientists Mystified By Deep Space Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova

There is something strange happening in space that astronomers admit that they can not explain. According to Tech Times, at least 18...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:14AM

Breaking: Japan's Mining Probe Hayabusa2 Has Arrived at the Asteroid Ryugu

Today, June 27th, 2018, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 closed in on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will aim to collect samples,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:42PM

Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Blood Moon: Here's How to See the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century This July

If you're reading this you've probably seen a lunar eclipse before, but as amateur and professional astronomers know, it's not a "seen...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:25AM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM