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Huge Underground Ice Deposit on Mars Is Bigger Than New Mexico

A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior does here on Earth, a new study reports.<p>The ice layer, which …

19 'Heartbeat' Stars Mapped — Most Ever in Single Study

Scientists recently characterized 19 "heartbeat" star systems — pairs of binary stars that vary in brightness over time, creating a brightness curve …

Cassini Begins Saturn Ring Dives, Kicks Off Mission Finale

NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins a series of daring dives through Saturn's rings Nov. 30, the first step in the probe's "grand finale" investigation …

Astronomy

Curiosity Rover Finds Weird 'Egg Rock' Meteorite on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity stumbled upon a dark grey, golf-ball-size object last week that looks nothing like the typical red-orange rocks that are …

The Golden Record on NASA's Voyager 1 Decoded in 360 Video

Here's How Extraterrestrial Farming Will Work on Mars

Landing humans on Mars would be a momentous event in human history. To live beyond Earth's biosphere is a dream to many, but establishing a …

Not Super, But Still Brilliant: What Causes Regular Novas?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Ohio State University

Astronomers Have Discovered an Unexpected Object Orbiting Our Galaxy

Surprise!<p>Scientists have discovered a hidden dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way - and it could change our understanding of how dark matter holds …

VideoFromSpace

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Space Fire! NASA Ignites Experiment on Private Cargo Spaceship

The latest set of space-fire experiments has blazed up aboard the private Cygnus cargo spacecraft.<p>Mission controllers on the ground ignited NASA's …

Did NASA Mars Rover Find a Signature of Past Life?

During its wheeled treks on the Red Planet, NASA's Spirit rover may have encountered a potential signature of past life on Mars, report scientists at …

Research

If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, how can it be larger than 13.8 billion light years across? (Advanced)

Well, the answer is general relativity. I take it that you're starting out in SR. Special relativity is "special," because it is a special case of …

2015 May 10 - MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula

<b>MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> R. Sahai and J. Trauger (JPL), WFPC2, HST, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> The sands of time are running out for …

Nebulas

2015 May 14 - Dwarf Planet, Bright Spot

<b>Dwarf Planet, Bright Spot</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS/DLR/IDA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Now at Ceres, Dawn's camera recorded this closer view of the …

New Video of Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon From Chile | UFO NEWS

Tweet<p>Exclusive: New Video of Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon From Chile<p>By Leslie Kean<br>The Huffington Post<br>5-21-15<p>The CEFAA, a government agency …

Paranormal

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

NASA captures best photo yet of strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has done it again. The prolific probe has captured its best image yet of the strange bright spots on the dwarf planet …

Astronomy

UFO Event at Yuma Test Station Remains a Mystery

By Mark Schauer<br>www.yumasun.com<br>5-13-15<p>From its inception as Yuma Test Station in 1951, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground has been a natural desert …

2015 May 17 - NGC 2440: Pearl of a New White Dwarf

<b>NGC 2440: Pearl of a New White Dwarf</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> H. Bond (STScI), R. Ciardullo (PSU), WFPC2, HST, NASA; <i>Processing:</i> Forrest Hamilton<p><b>Explanation:</b> Like …

Cosmology

The Center Of The Milky Way Is Beyond Strange

The deeper astronomers look into the dark heart of the Milky Way, the more bizarre surprises we seem to find at the center of our galaxy. A new study using observations from space telescopes attempts to explain the odd behavior of a magnetar circling the supermassive black hole at the nucleus of …

Proto Star Cluster a Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' Ready to Hatch

The youngest example of one of the oldest objects in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers, who say it appears ready to hatch millions …

This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, on Curiosity's 956th solar Mars day -- April 15, 2015, to all you Earthlings out there -- its Mastcam …

Advanced Alien Civilizations Still Science Fiction — For Now

A wide-ranging search of faraway galaxies has turned up no obvious signs of advanced alien civilizations.<p>A team of scientists dug through …

Pillars of Creation Revealed in 3-D

Astronomers have produced the first complete 3-D view of the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula.

Nebulas

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Universe

Amazing 3D View of Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' Predicts Cosmic Demise (Video)

New images provide the first complete 3D view of the Pillars of Creation — some of the most iconic cosmic structures ever studied — and suggest that …

White dwarf star may have shredded passing planet

Where is ET? Fermi's Paradox Turns 65

By David H. Bailey/Jonathan M. Borwein<br>The Huffington Post<br>4-10-15<p>65 years ago, in 1950, while having lunch with colleagues Edward Teller and Herbert …

Paranormal

A warped, edge-on spiral galaxy

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, coming up this week, an image captured by the telescope in 2001.<p>The Hubble Space …

Hubble Space Telescope