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Tonight, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Tonight and tomorrow, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, you …

Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

Giant spacecraft arrives at Jupiter on July 4

<b>(CNN) —</b> A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history.<p>NASA's robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure …

Astronomy

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

Solar System

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Juice may hold the key

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Could the mysterious moons of Jupiter be hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts?<p>The Rosetta mission's startling discovery that Comet 67P contains multiple organic compounds that make up the building blocks of life adds weight to a theory that Earth may have been seeded with …

Universe

Historic pictures of planets in our solar system

A new image of Earth from space, and last week’s photos of Pluto, lead our collection of historic images of planets<p>Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission Earth from a million miles away: Dscovr satellite sends new image

Astronomy

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Would Astronauts Have Survived the SpaceX Rocket Explosion?

Astronauts likely would have survived the rocket explosion that scuttled SpaceX's unmanned resupply mission to the International Space Station on …

Venus & Jupiter to pair in spectacular 'Star of Bethlehem' conjunction

The two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter are to appear so close in the sky in the upcoming nights that they will be seen like a single super …

The brightest planets of June: When and where to look

With the northern summer just a few weeks away, the month of June is bringing a delight of planets in the night sky for stargazers to enjoy, but only …

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

Science explains how time spent outdoors colors your view of #thedress

It set social media on fire. It divided friends and co-workers. It was a cellphone picture of a sequined dress, and now it has become a bonafide subject of scientific inquiry.<p>Three studies published this week in the journal Current Biology set out to understand how a single image can be interpreted …

The Brain

Kickstarter Raises $100,000 To Investigate A Star For Aliens

There's a special "Star" that needs your help. This isn't a fundraiser for an actor in Hollywood. This is what Hollywood wishes it could make up. A …

Did a telescope reveal a 'hole' in space?

European astronomers took a break from looking at stars, and instead focused on an apparent empty spot in space.<p>A fascinating picture captured by the …

Mission out of control

The stricken Russian supply ship launched towards the international space station is predicted to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere around noon .<p>Progress M-27M blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 28 April, but got into difficulties as it reached orbit. Ground controllers lost …

Space Exploration

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy

An international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of …

President Obama’s senior space science adviser just said "Mars matters" — here are 5 undeniable reasons why he's right

<b>"Mars matters."</b><p>The summit, which is happening from May 5 through 7, features discussions about current and future NASA efforts on the journey to Mars.<p>So, why does Mars matter to Bolden? Several reasons. Here are a few of the ones he mentioned on Tuesday:<p>"Because its formulation and evolution are …

Breast Cancer

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

NASA Confirms Extraterrestrial Life DOES Exist On Other Planets

Aliens really do exist! <br>That’s the amazing news that space boffins at NASA have confirmed this week. <br>The US space agency has spoken for the first …

‘Suicide Squad’: Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the rest of the gang revealed | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

While Marvel’s “The Avengers” had superhero movie fans lining up at the multiplex this weekend, DC Comics’ antiheroic Task Force X of “Suicide Squad” was assembling on social media.<p>After recently revealing Jared Leto’s new look as the Joker, writer-director David Ayer tweeted the first photo of the …

Comic Books

Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots

"In such a future —perhaps a mere fifty years from now — the planet will be completely filled with cognitive and intelligent systems, which will intervene in all aspects of biological life, and humans will be influenced every moment by the decisions these machines make automatically," Alexandre …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …