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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

The Sun Just Produced the Strongest Magnetic Field Ever Seen and No One Can Explain It

When a team of Japanese astronomers were combing through four-year-old solar data, they never expected to discover a giant sunspot...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:12AM

Astronomers Use Distortions in Space-Time for Record-Breaking Telescope Magnification

We've built some incredibly powerful telescopes, to the point that they don't even look like telescopes anymore: the James Webb Space...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 10:27AM

Epic Panorama Taken by Curiosity Rover Shows 6 Years of Mars Exploration in 1 Photo

After six years of exploring Mars, Curiosity has only traveled a total of about 11 miles across the Martian surface.   Despite the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 12:34PM

Scientists Just Discovered How to Track the Speed of Dark Matter

As non-luminous particles floating around in space, dark matter has become one of the most fascinating--and difficult to...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:51AM

Mysterious Neutron Star Merger Explosion Just Keeps Getting Brighter, Baffling Scientists

Last year, scientists used gravitational waves to detect the merger of two enormous neutron stars, far away in the NGC 4993 galaxy.The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 10:34AM

Astronomers Use Space Warp to Find the Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

While the Hubble telescope is a phenomenal achievement, it has its limitations.Even the most powerful telescope satellite in orbit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:53AM

NASA's SOFIA Telescope Just Solved the Mystery of How Massive Stars Are Born

NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is able to intimately capture data in...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:53PM

We're Surprisingly Close to Seeing Photos of a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

For years, we’ve accepted that one the greatest and most mysterious things about black holes is the fact that we just can’t see...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:06PM

'Interstellar' Was Right: Black Holes Create Parallel Universes, Study Claims

One of the coolest things about quantum mechanics is the way that this branch of science seems to regularly contradict all commonly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:22AM

Is the Secret to Finding Aliens Hiding in Brown Dwarfs?

Of all the various celestial phenomena that exists out beyond the boundaries of our own world, few are as fascinating as brown dwarf...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 10:39AM

A Crucial Sign of Life Has Been Detected Fluctuating on Mars

As we learn more about Mars, many find themselves disappointed that we haven't spotted any bug-eyed green aliens living on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 10:47AM

There Was No Big Bang—A Black Hole Created Our Universe, Scientists Claim

Between Elon Musk's claim that we're all living in the Matrix and the idea that the inside of the Earth is populated by aliens, there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:35AM

NASA's '2018 To Do List' Includes Deep Space Habitats and Sending a New Robot to Mars

Everyone makes New Year's resolutions, but it's usually something like "Go to the gym" or "buy a life-size Yoda statue." NASA, on the...

Super User
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 10:52AM

Cronus Rising: This Blinking Star May Keep Eating its Planets

Star RZ Piscium is garnering attention for odd behavior that suggests it might be devouring its planetary babies,

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:25AM

'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