Space

Scientists Spy Never-Before-Seen Halo of Cool Gas Circling the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A*

Well, that was unexpected.Nobody had any idea that there is a halo of cool gas circling the black hole at the center of our galaxy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 06 June 2019 - 12:06PM

Scientists Publish First-Ever Direct Imaging of Two Young Exoplanets Cutting a Path Through the Protoplanetary Disc Surrounding a Newborn Star

Two young exoplanets have been directly imaged cutting a swath through the protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star, according...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - 1:10PM

Stunning NASA Hubble Photograph Reveals a Blue Galaxy Spiraling Towards the Milky Way

A recent NASA Hubble photograph reveals that the Messier 90 galaxy is headed our way, according to reports. This is a rare thing...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 - 11:48AM

"Unraveling:" Something Weird is Happening to Jupiter's Great Red Spot as New Observations Could Spell the End of an Era

Jupiter’s trademark red storm is breathing its last. An astronomical landmark as iconic as Saturn’s rings, recent photographs have...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 June 2019 - 12:15PM

Book Review – Sun and Moon: A History of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography

Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography by Mark Holburn is a sublime history of man and space rendered in...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 12:28PM

NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Perspective of Galactic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new look at an old subject, and the results are absolutely breathtaking.Located in the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 4:36PM

Who Needs Exoplanets? Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos Has Reimagined Space Colonies... And They Are Incredible

In the wake of Blue Origin's announcement last week that it had developed a lunar lander (named Blue Moon, naturally) and plans to...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 9:45AM

Are These Glowing Green Nanoparticles The Key To Ending Aging? SpaceX Dragon Capsule Delivers New Experiment To ISS

The European Space Agency wants to harness nanoparticles to reverse human aging. The Nano Antioxidants Experiment will study how a...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 1:36PM

Infographic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Melting Points on Earth

Ever thrown something into the fire to see if it would melt? If you were a kid trying to melt rocks, the process was likely pretty...

Olivia Biggs
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:36PM

NASA Planning to Explore Moon's Icy South Pole by 2024

On the heels of President Trump's directive to put "American astronauts launched by American rockets from American soil" on the moon's...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 9:34AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

Florida Skywatchers Catch Glimpse of Bright Green Fireball

North Florida residents were startled by the appearance of a bright green meteor illuminating their evening skies just before midnight...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 9:59AM

Trump Vows to Make Space Exploration Great Again With Americans Astronauts on Moon By 2024

Vice President Mike Pence told NASA at the National Space Council that President Trump expects them to have American astronauts back...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 4:20PM

Scott Kelly Dissolving an Effervescent Tablet In Water Aboard the ISS is the Best of the Internet

Were it not for Reddit – and the tendency of its visitors to repost ancient video in search of sweet, sweet karma points – many of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 15 March 2019 - 3:09PM

First Planet Candidate Detected by Kepler is Finally Acknowledged

Nearly 10 years after its discovery, planet Kepler-1658b has now been officially recognized as an actual plant. It’s all thanks to...

Allie Cooper
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 9:07AM

Welcome Home: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Safely Returns to Earth

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule returned to Earth this morning after completing its resupply mission to the International Space Station...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 08 March 2019 - 9:37AM

SETI Astronomers Accidentally Discover Tiny New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Astronomers at the SETI Institute have discovered a previously unnoticed, city-sized moon orbiting Neptune, thanks to the Hubble...

Super User
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 11:21AM

Martian Colonization Startup Mars One is Bankrupt, Surprising No One

A sharp-eyed Redditor found documentation from January of this year indicating that Mars One Ventures, the company behind Mars One, a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 10:06AM

4 Billion Year Old Earth Rock Found On the Moon By Apollo 14 Astronauts

In a rather surprising turn of events that is all but guaranteed to ignite specious "arguments" concerning the authenticity of the...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 4:00PM

What's This Weekend's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' All About, Anyway?

If you're seeing news of the upcoming super-blood-wolf-moon-apocalypse and thinking to yourself, "wait, didn't we just have one of...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 10:37AM