Space

A 'Dark Matter Hurricane' Will Pass By Our Solar System, and Scientists Are Excited

A 'dark matter hurricane' sounds like something out of a comic book, but it's nevertheless real (as far as we know--dark matter is a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 1:53PM

UFOs Spotted by Pilots Over Ireland Now Under Official Investigation

This past Friday, a British Airways pilot radioed in to air traffic control at Ireland's Shannon Airport to inquire about something...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 12:24PM

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed 'It's Business Time'

After decades of NASA missions with names like "Apollo" and "Gemini," it's refreshing to see a space mission (or at least a rocket...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:42PM

NASA Shares Epic Image of Jupiter Taken During Recent Juno Flyby

Just before Halloween, NASA's Juno spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter, snapping images just 4,400 miles above the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:32PM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photos Of Supermassive Black Holes in the Midst of 'Hidden' Galactic Mergers

Few things are more powerful, cataclysmic, or vast than a merger between supermassive black holes, but galactic mergers are one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:49PM

Scientists Have Spotted A 'Cannibal Vampire Star' Escaping The Milky Way Galaxy

If there are galactic archaeologists, what about stellar homicide detectives? Scientists recently spotted a star called CPD 64°2731...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:17PM

Keep Your Eye On The Sky: NASA Braces For Three Huge Asteroids To Skim The Earth This Weekend

Is it good or bad things that come in threes? We'll find out soon enough: according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 12:42PM

Russia Plans to Populate Future Moonbase With Robotic 'Avatars'

NASA has already announced plans to establish a permanent base on the Moon (even if the Mars Society isn't too happy with them), but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 11:44AM

New Study Suggests Using 'Porch Light' Laser Setup to Call Extraterrestrials

Guys, we've been going about it all wrong. Despite decades of sending signals, probes, and satellites into space in search of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 1:39PM

One of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Discovered in Earth's Backyard

Science Alert reports a team of astronomers have discovered a little star in the Milky Way Galaxy believed to be around 13.5 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 12:10PM

New Harvard Study Suggests 'Oumuamua Is of Alien Origin

Just when we thought the question was settled for good, here we are again: discussing whether the tumbling, cigar-shaped object known...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:35PM

Highest-Def: NASA Shares First Ever 8K Footage From Space (But Good Luck Seeing It)

If you've ever stood in front of a 4K television at your local electronics store, or if you're lucky enough to own one, then you know...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:09PM

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Just Drove Past Mars

Back in February, SpaceX and Elon Musk launched a 2008 Tesla Roadster and its "astronaut" (a mannequin named Starman) into space...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 11:41AM

We Have Liftoff: Russia Clears The Soyuz Rocket To Return Crew To The ISS After Investigating Cause Of Failed October Launch

After completing their investigation into the aborted October launch that forced two astronauts to make an emergency escape, the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 1:30PM

Two 'Dust Moons' Spotted Orbiting Earth End Decades Of Controversy In The Scientific Community

Two new studies (found here and here) have found compelling evidence for the existence of 'dust moons' called Kordylewski dust...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:57PM

NASA Greenlights The New Lucy Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids

It seems like everyone's focus has been on Mars lately. With the numerous rovers and probes that are already focused on the planet and...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:32PM

The President Of The Mars Society Says NASA Is Screwing Up Our Best Chance For A Moon Base

NASA is no stranger to amateur science enthusiasts criticizing their work, but Robert Zubrin, the President of the Mars Society, has...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:00PM

Mars Stripped Of Its Color Around The Curiosity Rover Work Site In Perplexing New NASA Photo

An image in a recent update from NASA's Curiosity Rover mission has surprised the space agency's team of experts back here on Earth....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 10:18AM

Galactic Archaeologists Find Stars in our Milky Way That Survived an Ancient Galaxy Merger

There are some awesome job titles out there, like "Digital Prophet" and "Dean of Pizza, but "galactic archaeologist" probably takes...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 1:12PM

The Hubble Telescope Spots a Cosmic 'Bat Shadow' Cast by a Young Solar System Like Ours

One thing many people don't understand about astronomy is that you can learn as much from what you can't see as what you can. Black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 12:36PM