Space

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

NASA Sets Sights On Pluto And Beyond With New Decadal Mission Studies

NASA is considering a return to the farthest reaches of our solar system with new grants for funding a research expedition to Pluto,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 04 November 2019 - 1:19PM

A New Type of Black Hole Has Been Discovered: Here's What We Know

Scientists have discovered a possible new type of black hole – and though it be but little, it is fierce. According to reports from...

Scarlett James
Friday, 01 November 2019 - 11:04AM

See an Unearthly Screaming Jack-O-Lantern Nebula the NASA Spitzer Telescope Just Spotted For Halloween

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope caught a glimpse of a “jack-o-lantern nebula” frozen in an eerie scream just in time for...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 1:05PM

Harvard Smithsonian's New DESI Instrument for Studying Dark Matter is a Robotic House of Horrors with 5000 Eyes

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument – or DESI for short – is, as Emperor Palpatine so aptly put it, “fully armed and...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 10:43AM

Russian Physicists: White Dwarf Stars Could be Filled with Creamy Quantum Liquids

A team of Russian theoretical physicists has proposed the radical new theory that white dwarf stars have what some are calling a...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 9:55AM

ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet Yet in the Solar System

ESO Photo ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea...

ESO
Monday, 28 October 2019 - 12:00PM