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This Ancient Black Hole Outshines the Entire Milky Way—And No One Can Explain It

Finding a black hole that's older than light itself is impressive (and more than a little unnerving). Finding a black hole that eats...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:58AM

NASA Is Sending a Space Helicopter to Mars for the First Time in History

For the first time in history, a space program plans to fly a helicopter on the surface of another planet: NASA has announced that...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:15AM

Scientists Say This Galaxy Study Shows the Milky Way Is a 'Living, Breathing Beast'

The ESA's Gaia satellite is the gift that just keeps on giving--not only has it given astronomers and astrophysicists a super-accurate...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:47PM

Baffled NASA Scientists Discover Holes Appearing in Arctic Ice

What started off as a routine flyover for researcher John Sonntag ended with a discovery that scientists are scrambling to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 11:26AM

Oceanographers Say the Atlantic's Lagging Currents Are Bad News for Global Warming

On the heels of a new, magnetic map of the world's oceans provided by the ESA, climate scientists have announced a new ocean...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:45AM

It's Your Last Chance to See 'Jupiter's Triangle' in the Night Sky Til 2030

Stargazing into the night sky with a powerful telescope is cool and all, but we prefer the kind of constellation tracking that can be...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 11:11AM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

Mercury is special among the planets in our solar system for a number of reasons (not least because Han Solo has been spotted frozen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 10:21AM

Scientists Just Observed One of the Fastest, Brightest Supernovas in History

Supernovas pack a lot of punch, to put it lightly--they can outshine galaxies and expel more energy than our Sun's lifetime output,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:02PM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

'Alien' Boulder Piles on Mars Have NASA Scratching Their Heads

If you're looking for examples of balance and symmetry, look no further than nature. Here on Earth, there are countless examples...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:26AM

New Theory Says Schrödinger Equation Solves Mystery of Space's Largest Structures

Let's get a few things straight right out the gate: First, the scientist Erwin Schrödinger did more in his life than muse on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:41AM

Scientist Claims 'Alien Footprint Fossil Discovery' Is Proof of NASA Mars Cover-Up

Remember when NASA discovered evidence of gypsum-like crystals on Mars a couple weeks ago? It was pretty interesting, considering that...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:10AM

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

NASA's Twin Study Reveals What Happens to Our Bodies in Space

Every astronaut on the ISS lives one small mistake away from death. A malfunctioning fan, a snag in a space suit, or poorly-timed...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:29AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA's New X-Plane Could Revamp Supersonic Flight With Noise-Quieting Tech

When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 with the Bell X-1, we doubt he was concerned about noise complaints filed in the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:41AM

NASA Captures the Farthest Images Ever Taken From Earth With New Horizons Spacecraft

While we continue to bask in the afterglow of Elon Musk's historic Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch, it's easy to forget that NASA makes...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:02AM

The Sun Is Getting Dimmer But That Won't Stop Global Warming

If you're a big fan of sunbathing, you might want to take advantage of warm, sunny days as much as possible this year; they're not...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:42AM

Tiny Crystals in Mars Rocks Finally Reveal What Happened to Water on the Red Planet

Despite the superstar status of scientists like Albert Einstein (who upended Newtonian physics from a Swiss patent office) and Richard...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:20AM