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The beauty and mystery of Saturn's rings revealed by the Cassini mission

What would Saturn be without its beautiful system of rings? Over the past 13 years, the Cassini space probe has shown us just how complex and dynamic …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking’s alien-hunting mission ‘hears 15 strange signals from distant galaxy’

An $100 million search for alien life backed by Stephen Hawking just detected 15 more ‘fast radio bursts’ from a distant galaxy.<p>Researchers from …

‘Bright light in sky’ prompts dozens of calls to B.C. RCMP

Mounties across B.C. were answering dozens of calls Monday night, all because of one thing in particular at approximately 10:15 p.m.<p>“Folks were …

Cassini's Last Photos Will Be Spectacular

NASA's Saturn probe has advanced scientists' search for life in the universe.<p>If you see a space scientist looking forlorn this month, it's probably because NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn is about to end. There's nothing anyone can do about it; the spacecraft has already been kept operational for …

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

<i>Editor's note: Forty years ago today, NASA launched Voyager 1, the second of two spacecraft on a grand tour of the solar system and into the</i> …

Stone Age

Relive the Mind-Blowing Photos From the Voyager Missions

The universe is very good at making us feel both extremely insignificant and lucky enough to be part of something huge. No missions have made this …

Astronomy

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Haunting Images of Clouds on Mars

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus …

Astronomy

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Black Holes

You Can See These Stars and Planets During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

During the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, darkening the sky and revealing normally hidden …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Equations

This trippy new interactive stamp is making us want to send letters again

You don’t have to be an astronomer to appreciate this new innovative stamp, but it helps! NASA and all of its fans, particularly Twitter users, are …

These are the first real-color images of Saturn’s polar vortex

NASA has their rich media library available to the public, and they made it easier than ever for the users to access and search. Sophia Nasr, an …

Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a video featuring data from their Gaia mission. Gaia is an effort to make a 3D map of the Milky …

Astronomy

Astronomers Say We'll Probably Find Life Orbiting a Dwarf Star

Searching for exoplanets like Proxima b is not as simple as gazing through a telescope and pointing them out. These bodies, located light-years from …

Astronomy

6 Planets That Might Support Aliens: Comparing The Coolest Habitable Exoplanets

The universe is practically bursting with stars and planets but some exoplanets are more important than others, particularly when it comes to the …

Alien hunter: NASA photo shows ventilation roof of underground Martian city

Scientists say honeycomb formations surrounding a strange-looking Martian crater recently photographed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are eroded sand dunes, but UFO hunters know better.<p>Those are no dunes — they're the superstructure of a ventilation roof for an underground city inhabited by …

NASA to Reveal New Discoveries About Oceans Beyond Earth Thursday

NASA will unveil new discoveries this week that involve alien oceans in Earth's solar system, space agency officials announced today (April 10).<p>On …

Solar System

Awesome Pictures of Earth by NASA

A selection of NASA pictures taken from the space showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. Images are conceived with a NASA’s Earth …

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to Unravel

Last year, scientists announced that they had finally observed gravitational waves, the elusive and long sought-after ripples in the fabric of …

How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever?

If you take the world’s most powerful space telescope, point it into the cosmic abyss for days, and collect all the light possible, you’ll see something fantastic.<p>But you won’t see the Universe’s most distant galaxy.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered comes from when the Universe was only …

Universe

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.<p>At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers …

Entropy and complexity: the surprising paradox behind our universe

One of the many big ideas in physicist Sean B. Carroll’s <i>The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself</i> is the concept that …

Quantum Physics

NASA Has Found Some of The Biggest And Oldest Black Holes We've Ever Seen

From the early moments of our Universe.<p>NASA has picked up intense gamma ray signals coming from a set of ancient galaxies. The gamma rays are being …

Did ‘dark stars’ help form the Universe?

Our vast Universe may have been formed with help of dark matter particles we haven’t been able to observe. The hunt is on to prove they, and the “dark stars” they created, exist.<p>Think of everything we know that exists in the Universe – the huge cosmic furnaces like our Sun. The gas giants that …