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The 5 Comics You Have to Read This Month

• Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 09.01.16. 09.01.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Summer may be gone, but …

Graphic Novels

This crazy Image reveals what one of Jupiter's moons looks like compared to Earth

The picture above is of the fourth largest moon in the solar system, Io, placed on top of North America for scale. Io is the closest moon to Jupiter and is one of the most inhospitable places imaginable. Earth's moon, by comparison, is the fifth-largest moon and is nearly the same size as Io. …

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

It's time for a little perspective.<p>We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter …

There’s Something Very Strange Lurking In the Space Between Galaxies

In the starless void of intergalactic space, there are clouds of cosmic gas as old as the Milky Way. They produce no visible light, and they barely …

Universe

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life.<p>The trickles leave long, dark stains on the Martian terrain that can reach hundreds of metres downhill in the warmer …

Astronomy

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Theoretical astrophysicists have discovered that millions of planets are more habitable than we realized

The hunt for extra-terrestrials has expanded, after theoretical astrophysicists discovered that millions of planets once dismissed as inhospitable could in fact be suitable for alien life.<p>Earth-like planets are the obvious first place to look for life, but a large number of these orbit stars known …

What’s Behind NASA’s Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars?

Our best guess: flowing water, and the potential for alien life.<p><i>Update, 9/28/15:</i> NASA Discovers Liquid Water On Mars (!!!)<p><i>Original story below:</i><p>NASA …

Planet Jupiter: Facts About Its Size, Moons and Red Spot

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Fittingly, it was named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology. In a similar manner, the …

The likeliest reasons why we haven’t contacted aliens are deeply unsettling

1/<p>Aliens 101: The Kardashev Scale & Fermi Paradox<p>Universal Pictures<p>Think about how far humanity has progressed in its short 200,000 years of …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

It may not be Earth's exact twin, but it's a pretty close cousin.<p>NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet …

Planetary Habitability

10 Years of Haumea

Remember the neat tidy solar system of the 20th century? As a child of the 1970s, we remember orderly planets, with circular orbits punctuated by the …

The Milky Way's Missing Mass: Partially Found

Giant galaxies such as the Milky Way and Andromeda consist mostly of exotic dark matter. But even our galaxy's ordinary material presents a puzzle …

Could alien life exist in huge ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

A huge ocean has been found under the icy crust of Enceladus and all the signs suggest it could harbour alien life<p>The hunt for extra-terrestrial life in our galaxy moved a step closer after Nasa said a huge ocean lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.<p>Scientists said that the …

Astronomy

Astronomers capture revolution of far distant planets

Astronomers have captured their best view yet of a planet moving around a star in a far away solar system.<p>The researchers took a series of images of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b as it circled its host star in the constellation of Pictor, 63 light years from Earth.<p>The snapshots taken with the …

Astronomy

We are lucky to live in a universe made for us

To a human, the universe might seem like a very inhospitable place. In the vacuum of space, you would rapidly suffocate, while on the surface of a …

Tiniest Monster Black Hole Discovered

The smallest supermassive black hole ever identified is gobbling material at rates similar to its larger cousins, providing insights into how these …

Scientists worried humans 'may accidentally send aliens a computer virus'

Scientists may without intention send viruses into space while trying to contact aliens<p>Experts at the Oxford University have cautioned that humans …

SETI Targets Kepler-452b, Earth's 'Cousin,' in Search for Alien Life

Scientists with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute have already begun targeting Earth's "older cousin," Kepler 452b, the …

January 2015

Diversity

NASA Pluto pictures reveal dwarf planet's diverse landscape

Newest images from New Horizons spacecraft show features that could be dunes, mountains or blocks of ice floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen<p>Pluto pictures are pouring in once more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.<p>These newest snapshots reveal an even more diverse landscape than scientists …

Solar System

First Image of Planet Birth Shows Tightly Packed Worlds

A controversial space image does indeed show the first picture of planets being born, a new study confirms.<p>When an image of the system HL Tau was …

Universe

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …