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Interstellar Comet ‘Oumuamua Has a Built-In 'Propulsion' System

Remember that cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed through our Solar System last year? It was pretty weird, right? Well, new research shows …

Astronomy

Simple Formulas for the Telescope Owner

<i>How to calculate what you need to know about your telescopes, oculars, and binoculars.</i>I am about as far from being a mathematician as it is possible …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Astronomy

Leonid Meteor Shower 2017: What You Need to Know

From the vantage point of space, meteor showers are just trails of space trash, tiny bits of rock and ice left behind by comets as they race through …

Meteor Showers

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

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Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

Astronomy

See Mars' frigid south pole in new orbiter image

Mars is known for its reddish hue, but not everything on the planet falls into line with that color scheme. The European Space Agency released a new look at Mars on Monday that shows the planet's startlingly white south pole contrasting with its dusky red landscape.<p>The photo comes from the ESA's …

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When is it – and where are the best places to watch in the UK?

Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Lyrids to Quadrantids, Orionids to Geminids. If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see the shooting stars in action.<p>Here is our guide to the must-see meteor …

These Closest-Ever Images of Jupiter Are "Like Nothing We Have Seen Before", Says NASA

Out of this world.<p>NASA just shared the most detailed images of Jupiter that humanity has ever seen, and no one was prepared for how unique the …

Astronomy

Philae lander found on comet almost two years after going missing

The Philae comet lander has been discovered almost two years after going missing - and just two weeks before scientists were due to deliberately …

Will You See a Bumper Crop of Perseid Meteors?

<b>After the Moon sets on August 11–12, the Perseid meteor shower could be unusually rich.</b>The Perseid meteor shower is the most anticipated annual …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

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This short documentary shows how astronomers hope to find the next habitable planets

Trying to discover habitable planets isn't just for science fiction anymore<p>Just a couple of decades ago, the very idea that there were other planets orbiting stars throughout the universe was something that belonged to science fiction. However, recent research has shown not only are there other …

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NASA’s DAWN mission over dwarf planet Ceres has come to an end

The spacecraft has traveled 3.5 billion miles since it launched<p>After traveling 3.5 billion miles, the DAWN spacecraft has reached the end of its primary mission over Ceres, a dwarf planet that sits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Since departing in 2007, DAWN became the first vehicle …

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Watch a 450-year-old supernova continue to bloom

Back in 1572, a white dwarf's explosion shone brightly on the sky. It was visible to the naked eye, and astronomers like Tycho Brahe were able to monitor the event despite not having the equipment we do today. We might have missed the chance to see what's now known as Tycho's supernova, but thanks …

Watch The Entire Evolution of The Universe in Less Than 3 Minutes

Incredible.<p>More than 13 billion years ago, everything in the Universe was contained inside a singularity tinier than a proton. There were no planets, …

Universe

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Astronomers think they’ve spotted something crashing into Jupiter

Reports are coming in that a number of amateur astronomers have spotted an asteroid or comet slamming into Jupiter.<p>If confirmed, this would be one of only a handful of recorded impacts ever on the gas giant.<p>Details are few and far between at the moment.<p>What we know so far, from videos published …

9 crazy things we learned about Pluto in the past year

This Video Brilliantly Demonstrates How Far Away a Possible Ninth Planet Would Be

There may be a new planet at the outskirts of our solar system. Way, way, way out in the outskirts.<p>There's something weird going on at the edge of the solar system. A group of dwarf planets all have orbits that seem to drag them toward one point in the solar system on highly elliptical paths. …

Next stop, Mars: Spacecraft takes off to hunt for signs of life

Next stop, Mars!<p>Two robotic spacecraft began a seven-month journey to the red planet today, blasting off together atop a Russian Proton-M rocket from …

Space.com

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We Finally Know Why Mercury Is So Dark

Something about the planet Mercury doesn’t sit right with astronomers: It’s too dark. Darker than the Moon, despite containing way less iron. But at …

Total eclipse of sun: August 21, 2017

All you need to know about the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979, from eclipse master Fred Espenak.<p><b>Introduction</b><p>On …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

Quantum Mechanics