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Our Galaxy Might Be Teeming With Habitable Exomoons

There are eight planets in our Solar System (sorry Pluto), but collectively, these planets host over 175 moons, one or two of which may even harbor …

Universe

Astronomers spot a trio of Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant star

Humanity is going to have to leave Earth eventually. We’ve already messed up our planet pretty badly, and even if we don’t push the Earth completely …

What’s hiding in the outer solar system?

Is there a planet—or even planets—waiting to be discovered out there?<p>In 1992, the discovery of a small object unlocked a big secret: that the solar system was far more vast than we’d ever imagined. Before, we’d only confirmed the existence of lonely, strange, cold Pluto, in a region of space called …

These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct

<b>(CNN) —</b> When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it unleashed a violent force millions of times more massive than an atomic bomb. Known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene fifth mass extinction event, it wiped out three-quarters of all plant and animal life on Earth -- including the dinosaurs.<p>A …

Palm Oil

Newfound Space Object With A Peculiar Orbit Points To The Elusive Planet Nine

Known as 2015 BP519, this rocky body is big enough to be a dwarf planet and has landed into a tilted orbit that can only be explained through the …

The First Black Hole Close-Up

An Earth-sized telescope will capture the unseeable.

We're all going to die one day, much like these two merging galaxies

Everything in the universe comes with an expiration date.<p>Our planet, for example, will likely be swallowed by the sun in 7 or 8 billion years, when …

Antarctica's seafloor is teeming with life, rare submersible footage shows

The TV series <i>Planet Earth</i> and <i>Planet Earth II</i> have provided us with some of the most jaw-dropping nature footage ever captured.<p>For BBC America's <i>Planet</i> …

Researchers Devise a New Way to Solve Long-Standing Mystery About the Universe

We know that the universe is expanding, but a strange discrepancy in just how fast that expansion is occurring continues to confound physicists—and …

Universe

Cellphones on the Moon? Not So Fast

If a phone buzzes on the moon and no one’s there to answer it, does it make a sound? What does it matter, it’s bound to make news.<p>On Tuesday, the phone companies Vodafone and Nokia said that they planned to build a cellular network in space to support what would be the first privately funded moon …

Scientists detect signals from first stars in the universe

Scientists have detected a signal from what may be the universe’s first stars, which started shining about 180 million years after the Big Bang, …

Elon Musk Is Putting Wireless Service on the Moon (So If You Go There, You Can Watch Netflix)

Vodafone, Nokia and Audi are working with SpaceX on the project, which should be completed in 2019<p>It's been 50 years since humans first landed on the Moon and we haven't done much there since. But Elon Musk is hoping that will change very soon. He already believes there should be a base on the Moon …

Space Travel

How an extraordinary letter to Darwin spotted industrial melanism in moths

Find out how little-known Victorian scientist Albert Brydges Farn discovered evolution was happening much quicker than Charles Darwin ever imagined …

Watch a wound close with the help of fat cells

Fat gets a bad rap, but it may be critical to wound healing, a new study suggests. Researchers fluorescently labeled fat cells in fruit fly pupae—the …

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. …

Supernova that happened 10.5 BILLION years ago is the oldest ever detected

A supernova that happened 10.5 billion years ago has been discovered by British astronomers - the oldest ever detected.<p>The huge cosmic blast occurred …

It Turns Out, Andromeda is Younger Than Earth… Sort Of

Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the closest galaxy to our own, scientists have …

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

Man ends up with two hearts after surgery

It was meant to be just another cardiac surgery, adding to the growing number of heart transplants in the country, but at the end of it, the patient …

Dual studies suggest electrical brain stimulation improves memory and learning

Two recently published studies are showing evidence that electrical stimulation to a specific area of the brain can significantly enhance memory and …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

Here's your first look at the most detailed simulation of the cosmos ever made

Illustris: The Next Generation<p>The largest simulation of the cosmos ever run has boldly taken us where we have never gone before: the formation of the …

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Astronomy

What's the Speed of Dark Matter?

Based on physicists’ measurements, most of the mass in the universe is actually taken up by dark matter. Whatever this stuff is, we can see its …

Dark Matter

This Amazing Fossil Shows World's Earliest Birds Evolved Just Like Darwin's Finches

Nature is so beautiful.<p>The world's earliest known bird genus, <i>Archaeopteryx</i>, is only understood thanks to a small handful of fossils.<p>A new find from …

The Best Science Photos of 2017

1 of 98<p>Science is stunning<p>The year was full of exciting, jaw-dropping photos related to science. From adorable animals — like a 4-month-old gorilla …

"Still Waters" by ASTRORDINARY

As the season comes to a close, I find myself taking a few moments to reflect on the year. How events have unfolded, the friendships made, the bonds …

Photography

Year in Space Pictures 2017: Strange moons, fiery launches and rough landings

Room with a view<p>French astronaut Thomas Pesquet looks out from the cupola of the International Space Station in an image tweeted on May 20. "The day of return is approaching: I can't wait to be on Earth again and see my loved ones... but I will certainly miss the view," he wrote.<p>Pesquet completed a …

22 of the best science books to read this World Book Day

We love books and we get so many of them through our door it's always difficult to pick out the best read, but that we have done - here's our pick of …

Books