Space

SpaceX Became the Largest Private Satellite Operation in the World Last Night with First Official Launch of 2020

Last night, SpaceX launched the first rocket of 2020 – and surpassed Planet Labs to become the largest private satellite operation,...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 - 9:17AM

New: Watch NASA’s Colorful 3D Visualization of the Crab Nebula Using Data from “Great Observatories” Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

NASA astronomers combined forces with visualization specialists to create a three-dimensional video of what it looks like deep inside...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:58AM

Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy

heic2002 — Photo Release To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a...

ESA/Hubble
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:11AM

2019's Top 10 Articles on Outer Places Can Never Let Us See Our Audience the Same Way Again

2019 was an interesting year for Outer Places, mostly because it was an interesting year for the rest of the world. We were – and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 03 January 2020 - 4:15PM
Scarlett James
Thursday, 02 January 2020 - 11:31AM

Kick Off 2020 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower's Celestial Fireworks

If you want to observe the Earth's latest orbit but the thought of standing in a throng of people wearing disposable diapers waiting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:30AM

Scientists Think That Betelgeuse – A Huge Star in Orion – Might Be Dimming Because it’s About to Explode into a Supernova

One of the brightest stars in our sky is the dimmest it has been in 100 years, according to a report in National Geographic. The...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:11AM

Scientists Hope to Replicate 'Overview Effect' With VR and Floatation Chamber

When NASA astronaut Ron Garan attached himself to a robotic arm that swept him in an arc over the International Space Station, giving...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 12:58PM

ESO Observations Reveal Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

eso1921 — Science Release Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the...

ESO
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 9:48AM

This Astrophysicist Is Hunting for a Binary Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. But a new theoretical abstract asks us to consider whether binary black...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 3:57PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM

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