Space

Watch Mercury Transit Across the Sun This Veteran’s Day

If you’re reading this before 12:30 p.m. EST there’s still time to catch an astronomical event that won’t happen again for...

Scarlett James
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 9:23AM

NASA Confirms that Voyager 2 Is Communicating from the Uncharted Abyss Beyond our Solar System

Another manmade spacecraft has “slipped the surly bonds” of the solar system and entered the uncharted abyss of interstellar...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 - 9:51AM

Anomaly in ESA Planck Data Could Restructure the Very Fabric of Our Universe

Is it chicken or is it fish? While some of us may never unravel the existential mysteries of Starkist canned tuna, according to early...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 - 10:10AM

NASA Sets Sights On Pluto And Beyond With New Decadal Mission Studies

NASA is considering a return to the farthest reaches of our solar system with new grants for funding a research expedition to Pluto,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 04 November 2019 - 1:19PM

A New Type of Black Hole Has Been Discovered: Here's What We Know

Scientists have discovered a possible new type of black hole – and though it be but little, it is fierce. According to reports from...

Scarlett James
Friday, 01 November 2019 - 11:04AM

See an Unearthly Screaming Jack-O-Lantern Nebula the NASA Spitzer Telescope Just Spotted For Halloween

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope caught a glimpse of a “jack-o-lantern nebula” frozen in an eerie scream just in time for...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 1:05PM

Harvard Smithsonian's New DESI Instrument for Studying Dark Matter is a Robotic House of Horrors with 5000 Eyes

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument – or DESI for short – is, as Emperor Palpatine so aptly put it, “fully armed and...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 10:43AM

Russian Physicists: White Dwarf Stars Could be Filled with Creamy Quantum Liquids

A team of Russian theoretical physicists has proposed the radical new theory that white dwarf stars have what some are calling a...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 9:55AM

ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet Yet in the Solar System

ESO Photo ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea...

ESO
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 12:00PM

‘Cosmic Yeti’ Galaxy Seen Hiding in a Gigantic Stellar Dust Cloud is 'Missing Link' to the Ancient Universe

Astronomers caught a glimpse of a massive, ancient galaxy that billowed into formation just after the Big Bang – a behemoth that’s...

Scarlett James
Friday, 25 October 2019 - 12:39PM

How a Cataclysmic Neutron Star Merger Gave Us Heavy Elements Like Strontium

Scientists discovered a vein of heavy elements in the wreckage left behind a cataclysmic neutron star merger and finally revealing how...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 12:00PM

UCLA Astronomers Reverse-Engineered A Genius Hack To See What Exoplanets Are Made Of

Astronomers at the University of California Los Angeles have reverse-engineered a genius way to determine what the cores of exoplanets...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 9:16AM

Mars Farmer's Market? Scientists Determine It's Possible to Grow Vegetables in Martian and Lunar Soil

In a breakthrough that will have science fiction fans drawing comparisons to The Martian, Dutch researchers from Wageningen University...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 2:33PM

Attack Ships on Fire off the Shoulder of Orion? No, Just the Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight

So maybe you missed the Draconid and Taurid meteor showers earlier this month. Maybe you read our coverage too late. Maybe it was too...

Gart Williams
Monday, 21 October 2019 - 8:45AM

Astronomers Using ALMA Telescope Discover ‘Gas Waterfalls’ Orbiting Young Stars

Scientists have observed the 3D motion of a protoplanetary disc for the first time according to a CNN report on the study, which was...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 1:37PM

'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

How to See the Draconid Meteor Shower Tonight

October is a fantastic month: the summer heat finally begins to give way to more moderate temperatures, the leaves turn, and the...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 3:11PM

Scientists Discover 20 New Moons Orbiting Saturn, Surpassing Jupiter For 'Most Moons' Record and Kicking Off Naming Contest

Saturn just surpassed Jupiter as the planet with the most known moons, according to CNN. A team of scientists led by Scott S. Sheppard...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 - 12:02PM

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

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photograph Of The ‘Cosmic Web’ Connecting Us To Other Galaxies

Scientists have long hypothesized that there is a network of invisible gas filaments bridging light-years across the universe,...

Scarlett James
Friday, 04 October 2019 - 4:24PM