Space

ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst

ESO Photo ReleaseESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and...

ESO
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 11:00AM

'Pale Blue Dot' Continues to Remind Us of Humanity's Fragility: Take a Moment to Consider it

There are a few videos that, like certain books or essays, I like to return to every so often as they have the power to initiate a...

Gart Williams
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 12:27PM

NASA Juno Spacecraft Narrowly Avoids Mission-Ending Eclipse to Reveal a New Cyclone the Size of Texas Brewing on Jupiter’s South Pole

The NASA Juno spacecraft was almost blotted out forever when a mission-ending eclipse threatened to cut off its power supply, and the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 10:34AM

NASA Spots a 'Treasure Map' of Water Ice on Mars for Future Manned Missions – And It's Just an Inch Below the Surface

NASA scientists have published a “treasure map” of water ice on Mars – and some of it lies just an inch below the surface,...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 11:59AM

Surprise! Water Is Common on Exoplanets, According to This New Cambridge University Astronomical Study

Scientists working together at the University of Cambridge have released the results from what is the largest-scale study of...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 9:15AM

We Finally Know How Saturn's Moon Enceladus Earned Those 'Tiger Stripes' on Its South Pole

The south pole of Enceladus – one of Saturn’s moons – is strangely unmarked by impact craters from passing meteors and...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 5:07PM

This Tiny White Dwarf Star is Evaporating an 'Ice Giant' Exoplanet

Somehow, a planet survived the devastating explosion of a star's death, and the scorching white dwarf star that remains is now...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 05 December 2019 - 11:13AM

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is the Length of 14 Earths – And Will Speed Past the Sun Later This Week

The second interstellar visitor to our solar system is closing in on the Sun, according to reports from Universe Today. Comet...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - 9:23AM

320 Light-Years Away, Scientists Spot Something Strangely Familiar In A Nearby Planetary System

The standard features of a planetary system include two things that we know of: 1. A host star, and 2. Planets. That’s it. The...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - 10:00AM

How One Black Hole Triggered Thousands of Star Formations Across Four Galaxies

A black hole has been reaching across galaxies to trigger star formation in a phenomenon unlike anything astronomers have ever seen,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 02 December 2019 - 10:55AM

Can Planets Orbit a Black Hole the Same Way They Orbit Stars? New Astrophysical Models Say It's Possible

What if planets orbit a black hole the same way they orbit stars? According to Phys.Org, that is precisely the question that...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 9:24AM

Breakthrough: NASA Voyager 2 Returns Data Revealing a Wall of Fiery Plasma Rings Our Solar System

When Voyager 2 slipped into interstellar space it marked a new foray into uncharted waters, and the first data that it returned is...

Scarlett James
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 3:00PM

A New Challenger to SpaceX and Virgin Galactic Emerges: Sierra Nevada Corporation Delivers ‘Shooting Star’ Cargo Module to NASA Kennedy HQ

While Richard Branson and Elon Musk battle for primacy as private partners with NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) – a global...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 10:37AM

New Discovery: Elusive Solar Spicules Triggered by Magnetic 'Earthquakes' Creating Shockwaves Across Our Sun

An international team of scientists has pulled back the curtain to reveal what creates mysterious plasma “spicules” on our Sun,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 4:56PM

Watch This Stunning Simulation of What Our Sky Would Look Like if Planets Replaced the Moon

It seems like the stuff of science fiction to see huge planets wheeling across the sky, but that’s exactly what amateur astronomer...

Scarlett James
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 9:27AM

First Public Test of China's Mars Lander Successful as Officials Eye 2020 Mission to Narrow the Space Race

Yesterday morning in the Hebei mountains, far removed from the tumult in Hong Kong, a tiny Martian lander plummeted 230 feet, stopping...

Scarlett James
Friday, 15 November 2019 - 11:07AM

‘Visitor from a Strange Land’ – Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Now Traveling at over 3 Million MPH

Five million years ago the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy ejected a bright blue star – now, it’s 29,000...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 11:00AM

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