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Former NASA Scientist Says Life Was Discovered on Mars During the 1976 Viking Mission

Gilbert V. Levin, a former NASA scientist who worked on the Labeled Release (LR) Life Detection experiment on the Viking mission to...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 4:55PM

Hubble Observes New Interstellar Visitor

Photo release via ESA/HubbleOn 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided astronomers with their best look yet at...

ESA/Hubble
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 10:03AM

Hyperspace Drive? NASA Engineer Claims 'Helical Engine' Could Propel Spacecraft at 99% of the Speed of Light

Rockets as we know them leverage Newton's third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As propellent combusts...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 10:15AM

'Dark and Luminous:' The Milky Way Galaxy Is Kidnapping Smaller Galaxies as We Merge With the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Milky Way has been “stealing” satellite galaxies as we merge with the Large Magellanic Cloud, amassing a collection of over...

Scarlett James
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 3:08PM

'Building Blocks of Life' Found in Icy Geysers on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Oxygen and nitrogen-bearing compounds – components of amino acids, the so-called 'building blocks of life' – were found on...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 4:30PM

Breaking Discovery: A Massive Seyfert Energy Flare Shredded Our Galaxy Just 3.5 Million Years Ago

A research team of astronomers reports evidence of a Seyfert energy flare decimating the Milky Way galaxy some 3.5 million years ago,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 07 October 2019 - 2:21PM

Listen to These Weird Sounds on Mars that the NASA InSight Lander is Picking Up On

The NASA InSight lander on Mars has been picking up on some unusual sounds lately. Or, as Phil Plait put it in his Bad Astronomy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 1:20PM

NASA Chief Scientist Says Humanity Isn't Prepared for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life on Mars

How would the discovery of life – never mind intelligent life – on Mars change humanity's view of itself, the universe, and life...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 - 2:47PM

NASA Spitzer Telescope Reveals Cosmic 'Bubbles' Trapping Thousands Of Newborn Stars

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed dozens of massive cosmic “bubbles” in the Eagle constellation, each one trapping...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 - 12:46PM

NASA Announces Call for Private Proposals to Design a New Lunar Lander – In 30 Days

If you’ve been hoarding blueprints for a citizen science Death Star, now’s your chance: NASA is accepting private-sector proposals...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 1:27PM

ISS Astronaut Posts Stunning Picture of Russian Rocket Launch from Space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, currently an Expedition 60 crew member aboard the International Space Station, captured a stunning...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 September 2019 - 12:20PM

New Research Reveals that 'Planet X' Could be a Primordial Black Hole

A compelling new theory is floating around the scientific community that phenomena attributed to a mysterious “Planet X” may...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 September 2019 - 12:00PM

Watch a Black Hole Warp Reality in NASA’s Stunning New Visualization

Yesterday NASA released a breathtaking new visualization of a black hole in motion.“Until very recently, these visualizations were...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 12:40PM

Scientists Discover Neutron Star 'Almost too Massive to Exist' the Size of Manhattan with Twice the Mass of the Sun

Scientists at West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory have discovered an unfathomably massive neutron star on the verge of collapsing...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 2:16PM

Study Shows Alien Exoplanets May be More Hospitable to Life than Earth

We have it pretty good here on the third rock from the Sun. The climate is temperate – cooler than Mercury, warmer than Mars – and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 10:22AM

Infographic: Horrible Things That Will Happen to the First Humans on Mars

So, you've got ambitions of being the first human to set foot on the Red Planet, eh? Maybe you've watched The Martian a few too many...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 12:55PM

Scientists Say Life Could Exist on 'Snowball' Planets

It seems intuitive, even for humans. If a planet is too close to its sun, there will be no chance of liquid water, which is, as far as...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - 1:03PM

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Press release: ESA/HubbleCredit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California,...

ESA/Hubble Information Center
Thursday, 08 August 2019 - 10:52AM

Radiation Could Cause Memory and Learning Problems on Mars Mission

While the greater motor physical changes associated with low-gravity in space are relatively well-known, scientists are now learning...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - 10:19AM

NASA Discovers Three New Exoplanets Orbiting a Dwarf Star: Could There be Life on Their 'Dark Sides?'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a dwarf star, dubbed TOI-270, with three exoplanets – TOI 270B,...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 3:39PM