Astronomy

These Earth-like Trappist-1 Planets Are the Best Candidates for Alien Life Ever Found

Despite being 39 light-years away from out solar system, Trappist-1 may be our best shot at finding habitable exoplanets--and alien...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:18PM

Black Holes Are Surrounded by Extremely Strong Interstellar Winds

Everything we knew about black holes could be wrong. Okay, not everything. But there may be a chance, according to new research, that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 8:13PM

Massive House-Sized Asteroid Will Fly 'Hazardously' Close to Earth Next Week

Unlike that false alarm in Hawaii, this potentially cataclysmic piece of news is real: an asteroid between 22 and 68 meters in...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:12AM

NASA Releases a Striking Video Tour of the Orion Nebula

Have you ever wanted to fly through space? In a non-lethal way, of course. And you'd probably have to pick a specific destination,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 2:58PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Near-Earth Asteroids Will Surge in 2018

Good news: Last year saw a dramatic increase in the number of asteroids that we know about that flew uncomfortably close to the Earth,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 11:12AM

Shape-Changing Mirrors Could Help Us Photograph Distant Planets

The planet Proxima-b is camera shy. In fairness, most exoplanets are - it's hardly easy to photograph any planet within our own solar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 7:08PM

We Just Detected an Alien Radio Signal From This Nearby Galaxy

In the search for life outside of our galaxy, astronomers are always listening for radio signals that could serve as potential...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:44AM

Strange Origin of Alien Asteroid Oumuamua Reveals There Are Millions More Like It

If Tabby's Star was the most mysterious star in the galaxy, then alien asteroid Oumuamua is probably the most mysterious rock. The...

Super User
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:14AM

The Tarantula Nebula Is Full of Unusually Huge Stars

When scientists name something the Tarantula Nebula, you know there's got to be something cool there.Exceeding all expectations, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 6:26PM

The Mystery Surrounding That 'Alien Megastructure' Star Has Finally Been Solved

It's long been called "the most mysterious star in the universe," but we may finally understand once and for all whether this bizarre...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 11:32AM

Large Galaxies Can Be Suffocated by Their Black Holes

Deep at the heart of many galaxies, a black hole serves as an anchor for all the stars and other materials to swirl around. The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 6:30PM

Giant Green 'Fireball' Meteor Stuns UK on New Year's Eve

Fireworks weren't the only things streaking across the sky on the last night of 2017. In the UK, hundreds reported seeing a blindingly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:35AM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres Which Could Support Life

TRAPPIST-1 is a small red dwarf star about 40 lightyears from our sun, but the planets orbiting around it have always been more...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 4:26PM

Meteor Or...? Fireball Lights Up New England Skies

Just because NASA keeps tabs on asteroids like Oumuamua (and that one killer rock that keeps swinging by Earth every couple decades)...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 9:59AM

Is This Unidentified Cosmic String In Milky Way Actually a Star Gate?

Last year, scientists discovered a mysterious, snake-like filament was probing a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. Now the...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:04AM

Alpha Centauri Might Still Be Hiding Earth-Like Planets

Alpha Centauri has long held the interest of stargazers and astronomers, for one very important reason: it's really close to us.Or, at...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 7:48PM

Harbinger Of Doom? Asteroid Looks Like Human Skull

Three years ago on Halloween, a 2,100-foot-wide asteroid came just within 300,000 miles of Earth—the closest an object of that size...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 10:41AM

'Hugely Important' Discovery May Finally Explain Dark Matter

Whenever you feel like science has gotten a pretty good understanding of how things work in the universe, it's important to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 11:18AM

Scientists Say Habitable Planets May Be Orbiting Pulsars

Every new space discovery we make seems to reinforce one thing: the universe is a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation led us...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 10:27AM

Astronomers Find a Comet-Like Planet in Seemingly Impossible Orbit

Astronomers have made an incredibly significant discovery in the form of a so-called "hairy planet" orbiting around a red dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 7:26PM