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More Stunning Photos of Jupiter Released by NASA

Lately, thanks to missions by NASA, we've been getting more and more insights into outer space. From close up images Saturn's rings, brought to us by the Cassini spacecraft, to the discovery of the new Trappist-1 planets, it's an exciting time for astronomers and space travel enthusiasts. And now, …

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

Physics

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

If President Trump were to champion space-based solar energy as a means of delivering unlimited, renewable electricity from Earth orbit, it’s arguable that his administration could leave the U.S. and the world at large with a revolutionary new source of energy.<p>Space-based solar power (SBSP) — in …

Space Exploration

A tissue-box-size lab is circling the Earth conducting tiny experiments

Orbiting more than 300 miles above Earth, a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.<p>This latest piece of technology was launched last month by SpacePharma. The Swiss-Israeli company last …

Space Exploration

Astronaut captures incredible images of planet Earth from space

<b>These stunning images show a whole new view of our beautiful planet.</b><p>Providing an astronaut – rather than a bird’s eye view – the incredible pictures …

Ask Ethan: If the Universe is expanding, why aren’t we?

Space is getting bigger, but atoms, humans, Earth and our Milky Way stay the same size. How is this possible?<p><i>“The Universe is expanding the way your</i> …

European rocket scientists pledge to make first private Moon landing in 2018

The first private Moon landing could be made by a group of European scientists next year.<p>A group of rocket engineers called PTScientists (Part-time Scientists), has built a landing module and two rovers, which are expected to launch in 2018 on board Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.<p>The landing …

Space Science

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

Astronomy

Meet The Man That Found Planet 9

For some it came as no surprise, others were studying old documents, watched zillions of videos on YouTube or had a good laugh with Scooby-Doo! …

Incorporated

Ancient Galaxy Provides Clues about the Formation of the Universe

Everything that you see today, including ourselves, is made up of star dust from the result of that cosmic evolution over 13 billion years ago. For …

Astrophysics

Some Photos of Earth For Shaq, Who Thinks the Earth is Flat

Dr. Shaquille O’Neal is no longer a professional basketball player, he’s a podcaster. That means he has unlimited opportunities to stick his size 22 …

Does time and space continue if you fall into a black hole?

One of the biggest problems when studying black holes is that the laws of physics as we know them cease to apply in their deepest regions. Large …

The woman who hunts asteroids for a living: ‘I owe my job to a Bruce Willis film’

Space physicist Dr Carrie Nugent talks about the chances of Earth being hit by a giant asteroid – and why she owes her job to a Bruce Willis movie<p>Dr Carrie Nugent is a 32-year-old geo- and space physicist who specialises in asteroids. Her new book <i>Asteroid Hunters</i> – published by TED Books and …

Astronomers detect strange radio signals from deep space

The Earth is under constant barrage by radio signals from space. Typically they just come from mundane sources like our own satellites, your 'garden …

Astrophysics

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

This Propulsion Expert Says There's a Good Chance NASA's EM Drive Results Are Flawed

The plot thickens.<p>It’s one of the most intriguing stories of the year: NASA’s version of the 'impossible' EM Drive appears to produce thrust, …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Scientists Catch "Virtual Particles" Hopping In and Out of Existence

The quantum effect known as vacuum birefringence was predicted in the 1930s, but this is the first observational evidence of the phenomenon in action.<p>About 400 light-years from here, in the area surrounding a neutron star, the electromagnetic field of this unbelievably dense object appears to be …

Physics

Is Gravity Really A Fundamental Force?

This is a question that has been on the mind of many scientists and astronomers for a long time. For years they have worked at trying to quantize …

Physics

Mysterious burst of radio waves help map universe's cosmic web

An ultra-bright cosmic flash of radio waves from a galaxy at least a billion light years away has given astronomers an unprecedented view of what …

Astrophysics

Incoming! How NASA and FEMA would respond to an asteroid threat

It's a scary scenario: an asteroid headed for Earth, just four years away from slamming into our home planet. It may be too short a span to plan an asteroid-deflection mission, but it's long enough to present very different challenges from those of a more typical crisis, like a hurricane or …

Space

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Harvard Medical School

This 15-Year-Old Is On A Mission To Visit Mars, And You’d Be A Fool To Bet Against Her

Usually, when a kid announces, “I want to be an astronaut!” he or she gets a pat on the back and a few patronizing smiles in return. We adults like to say “You can be anything you want” but when it comes to space travel, the unspoken caveat is, “It’s really, <i>really</i> unlikely.” For most kids, the …

Baton Rouge

A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that’s as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why

In a list of wonders in our solar system, Saturn’s hexagon ranks high. Discovered by the Voyager mission in the 1980s, it’s a cloud pattern that swirls around the north pole of the ringed planet. Each side of the hexagon is longer than the diameter of the Earth, and its total surface area (192 …

Astronomy

Are You Respecting Liquidity in Your Investment Portfolio?

Here's how you can become a wiser and more versatile investor.<p>As you know, the goal of personal finance and investing is to grow your money over time without taking unnecessary risks. An important aspect of safeguarding yourself without limiting your ability to earn large returns on your …

Investing

NASA Stumbled Into a Patch of Pumpkin Stars in Space

They're like jack-o-lanterns in space, except they produce X-rays.<p>By on<p>Filed Under NASA & Stars<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …