Space

Ceres' Large Craters Have Been Obliterated Over Time

Where are all of Ceres' large craters? This is a question that has plagued astronomers for years, and now we might finally have the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:34PM

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Might Be an Extra Heat Source

Back in the late seventies, the Voyager missions revealed that Jupiter's visually striking "Great Red Spot" was actually a perpetual...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 5:20PM

Jack White Wants to Play the First Record in Space

Jack White is already credited by many fans with keeping rock and roll alive in the 21st Century here on Earth, and now the musician...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 8:27PM

A Planet-Sized Asteroid Helped Create the Man in the Moon

3.8 billion years ago, a huge asteroid crashed into the Moon and created the Imbrium crater, affectionately known as the right eye of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 July 2016 - 1:07PM

NASA's Kepler Discovers Over 100 New Exoplanets

Have we discovered a new Earth? NASA's Kepler has just discovered over one hundred new exoplanets on its K2 mission, including four...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 July 2016 - 2:23PM

Largest Map Ever Made Covers 1.2 Million Galaxies

Scientists have just created the largest map ever made: a three-dimensional model of 1.2 million galaxies, which measures the presence...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 12:33PM

NASA Announces Top Ten Pluto Discoveries from New Horizons Mission

One year ago today, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto, giving us a groundbreaking, detailed look at its surface and...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 4:12PM

Watch: NASA Finds a Massive Hole in the Sun

There's no need for any doomsday predictions, but NASA has just found a huge hole growing on the Sun. Every once in a while, the Sun...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 12:19PM

Study Says the Big Bang Might Actually Have Been a "Big Bounce"

For many years, the "Big Bang" has been the accepted explanation for the formation of the universe as we know it today. But according...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 5:40PM

Scientists Observe Material "Wobbling" Around a Black Hole

For the first time ever, researchers have observed the strange "gravitational vortex" that causes matter to "wobble" around a black...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 2:15PM

NASA Discovers the Reason for Curiosity's Sudden Glitch

Over Fourth of July weekend, Curiosity had a sudden error and unexpectedly entered "safe mode." Now, NASA has discovered the reason...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 1:38PM

Astronomers Discover New Dwarf Planet 10 Billion Miles from the Sun

Move over, Pluto. An international team of astronomers has just discovered an icy dwarf planet in the disk of small objects beyond...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 July 2016 - 5:35PM

The Cannibalistic "Frankenstein Galaxy" Is Younger on the Inside Than the Outside

Scientists have just discovered an idiosyncratic galaxy that is younger on the inside than on the outside. Researchers believe that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 July 2016 - 3:04PM

Could We Communicate with Aliens Through the “Universal Language” of Mathematics?

There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 2:56PM

Astronomers Discover Water Clouds on the Coldest Known Object Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have just discovered strong evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has clouds in its atmosphere made of water or water...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 2:17PM

The Curiosity Rover Unexpectedly Goes Into "Safe Mode"

Over Fourth of July weekend, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover went into a precautionary stand-down, for reasons still unknown. The rover...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 11:28AM

Astronomers Say This Planet With 3 Suns is the Weirdest Exoplanet Ever Discovered

Tatooine-style planets that orbit a dual star-system are a dime a dozen these days, but planets that orbit three stars are a much...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 6:53AM

Hubble Captures the Sharpest-Ever View of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA/ESA's Hubble telescope has just gotten the best look yet at the nearby Andromeda galaxy. Below is a cropped version of the image,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 - 5:22PM

Mars' Moons Might Have Formed from a Massive Asteroid Impact

Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, have long been thought to be asteroids captured by the planet's gravitational pull. Now, researchers...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 5:45PM

Can Imaginary Numbers Solve the Problem of Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Faster-than-light travel, or "warp speed," is a ubiquitous trope in science fiction, but could the science ever hold up in real life?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 1:44PM