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Rare Phenomenon Captured on Camera From the International Space Station

It’s not the first time the electric tentacles of a rare red sprite were captured from the International Space Station, but the color and clarity of the short-lived flash that occurred last week over Mexico is garnering some interest.<p>A red sprite was caught above thunderstorm clouds to the right in …

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

Watch the Brand New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>is shaping up to be the most anticipated film of the year, which makes any new morsel of information about the …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Saturn Ring Riddle Finally Solved

This is about much more than the planet's rings, too.<p>Why do Saturn's rings look like <i>that</i>?<p>New research from the University of Leicester finally confirms why the planet's iconic rings look the way they do -- and the answer might allow us to make predictions about other planetary rings in the universe.<p>…

Astronomy

Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres' Mysterious Bright Spots in New NASA Video

With or without 3-D glasses, a newly released video tour of Ceres offers a new perspective on the dwarf planet's dramatic and diverse surface.<p>The new Ceres video tour, which was compiled from images gathered by NASA's orbiting Dawn spacecraft, scopes out the mysterious bright spots at the bottom of …

Scientists Discover Farthest Galaxy From Earth Ever Recorded

Scientists have just found a galaxy so far away from Earth that it offers a glimpse back in time to the Big Bang.<p>The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. …

Tracking a mysterious group of asteroid outcasts

High above the plane of our solar system, near the asteroid-rich abyss between Mars and Jupiter, scientists have found a unique family of space …

Did Ancient Mars Have Continents?

With the help of a rock-zapping laser, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has detected Red Planet rocks similar to Earth's oldest continental crust, …

Mars

New Theory Could Tell Us If Life Came From an Alien Planet — NOVA Next | PBS

Life is thought to have originated spontaneously on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago, but some scientists are think life may have come to Earth from …

Universe