The type Ia supernova lit up the skies in 1572. Back in 1572, a white dwarf's explosion shone brightly on the sky. It was visible to the naked eye, and astronomers like Tycho Brahe were able to monitor
I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it. Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s
Watch the moon's shadow sweep across our planet's surface. The web is brimming with photos and videos of Tuesday's total solar eclipse -- the only one this year -- but it's hard to beat the eye-popping
The goal of redesigning a car is to make something better than what came before. That's fairly obvious. But in some cases, a simple generation-to-generation change can take an already decent car and make
A kid learns in the womb. It took a study and an Australian soap opera to begin to figure it out. A British psychologist published a study showing that pregnant moms who watched the 1980s show “Neighbours”
This could cause some twin envy. Scott Kelly has made a triumphant and safe return from space, and now the science of how a year of microgravity affected his body can begin. There are bound to be some
Last night, SpaceX aborted its third attempt in four days to launch the SES-9 satellite, which bodes ill for a company hoping to demonstrate a speedy and predictable pace of rocket launches this year.
NASA continues working towards a Venus landsail surface rover that could see launch as early as 2023 and mark the first time in a generation that any probe has landed on the planet’s hot, rocky surface.
The gas cloud circles a star some 30,000 light-years from Earth. Behold this cosmic blue bubble. The stunning celestial sight was recently captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Circling the Wolf-Rayet
NASA will reportedly soon request money to build a new line of efficient and environmentally friendly X-planes. NASA will ask for a $3.7 billion budget increase over the next decade. The planes are part
CAPE CANAVERAL — A Falcon 9 rocket lit its engines Sunday night but failed to get off the pad as SpaceX scrubbed its third attempt in five days to launch a commercial communications satellite from Cape
Second man to set foot on the moon, 86, believes getting to the planet would not be so difficult The planet Mars may be around 250 million miles away, but getting there is the easy part, according to Edwin
Astronomers have released the largest and most extensive catalog of cosmic voids ever generated — extending out some 8 billion light years in an area covering a quarter of the sky, mostly observable from