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The Exoplanet Ross 128 B Is So Close To Supporting Life We Almost Can't Handle It

Exciting new evidence has revealed that an exoplanet 11 short light-years away from Earth may have all the qualities necessary to...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 10:26AM

A Quasar From The Beginning Of Time – Scientists Discover The Brightest Object From Our Early Universe

Quasars are the brightest things in the universe. Astronomers have spotted several of them recently – but the discovery of PSO...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 1:09PM

A Russian Spacecraft Just Delivered Supplies to the ISS in Less Time Than a Flight From L.A. to New York

After two failed attempts, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has successfully sent a cargo freighter to the ISS via a new "fast...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 12:38PM

Cassini Recorded Weird Sounds Flowing Between Saturn and Enceladus: the Moon Scientists Say Could Support Life

During its final orbits around Saturn, which culminated in a fiery, destructive Grand Finale, Cassini managed to pick up something...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 11:58AM

Elon Musk Has Built a Sub Made From Rocket Parts to Save Kids Trapped in Thai Cave

Elon Musk has been flirting with the line between eccentric visionary and Bond villain for years, but his latest proposal sounds more...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 09 July 2018 - 11:48AM

UFO In Flight? A Fireball With a Weird Trajectory Lit Up The Sky Over The Midwest Yesterday

For midwesterners, fireworks weren't the only things worth staring up at the sky for during this long holiday weekend. Hundreds of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 July 2018 - 11:41AM

Our Planet Is Being Roasted By Cosmic Rays From This Binary Star System Only 10,000 Light-Years Away

For years, Earth has been bombarded by cosmic rays emanating from a mysterious source astronomers couldn't identify. Now, new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 1:18PM

We Need Some Space – Why Our Planet Feels Warmer On The Aphelion When We Are Farthest Away From The Sun

Today marks Earth's aphelion, the point in its orbit when we are farthest from the Sun! If you want to be exact, aphelion occurred...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:38PM

Nightmare Fuel! Spiders Use Electricity To Fly... On Purpose

If you suffer from arachnophobia and clicked on this story anyway, go ahead and add agoraphobia to the list while you set up Amazon...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:11PM

You Never Forget Your First Time: Did NASA Just Find The First Meteorite Ever Recovered From the Ocean?

Just two days into their search for a giant meteorite that crashed off the coast of Washington State, Dr. Marc Fries and the crew of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:09PM

Literally Earth-Shattering: New Evidence From Cosmologists Shows A Violent Planetary Collision Completely Changed The Planet Uranus

Like the formation of Earth's Moon, Uranus' radical tilt has been a mystery for decades. The planet is so skewed that its equator sits...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 1:07PM

New Research Says Alien Life Might Be Dwelling on Moons, Not Exoplanets

It's safe to say that astronomers and astrobiologists have spent thousands of hours trying to find the perfect exoplanet to harbor...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:35PM

The UAE Is Close to Choosing Final Four Astronaut Candidates For ISS With an Eye on 2020 Mars Voyage

Starting this past January, the United Arab Emirate's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been conducting interviews to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:07PM

5 Cosmic Phenomena That Will Beat the Starry Hell out of Your 4th of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July just one day away, we thought it'd be fun to put all those M-80s and sparklers into perspective by showing you...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:55PM

Space is a Graveyard of Planets: Most Deadly Meteorites Are Fragments of Six Ancient Worlds

As the Hayabusa2 spacecraft studies the asteroid Ryugu and the OSIRIS REx mission closes in on the monster rock known as Bennu, a new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:00PM

Mousetronauts: Ten Mice Astronauts Have Been Sent to the ISS

Along with monkeys and dogs, mice are one of the few species that have racked up major frequent flyer miles on spacecraft, and now...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 12:14PM

'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

After introducing his theory of general relativity in 1915 and turning the scientific world on its head, Albert Einstein wasn't happy....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 1:33PM

The Latest SpaceX Shipment to the ISS Included 'Death Wish' Coffee and an AI Named CIMON

Astronauts have brought some strange things into space, including $2 bills, a penny-sized chip with art by Andy Warhol, and (most...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:47PM

NASA Will Begin Searching for a 2-Ton Meteorite Off the Coast of Washington State This Week

Despite tens of thousands of meteorites entering Earth's atmosphere each year, the vast majority of them burn up before they ever hit...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:18PM

Astronomers Amazed As a Planet Forms Around a Dwarf Star Before Their Eyes For The First Time

Using the SPHERE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of astronomers led by a team at...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 11:20AM