Joey Shepherd

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Scientists say there may be a mega-planet SUPER EARTH orbiting our sun

Is there a SUPER EARTH on the edge of our solar system? Controversial study says there may be a mega-planet orbiting our sun<p><b>Scientists spotted two of</b> …

We Asked Astrobiologists About Jose Canseco's Plan to Terraform Mars

Former slugger Jose Canseco has been doing some very important math the last couple days.<p>Former baseball superstar and finger auctioneer Jose Canseco says he has solved one of the most difficult atmospheric engineering problems conceived of by man: Terraforming the planet Mars to make it habitable …

Space

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

NASA ‘amazed’ by the best close-ups of Pluto yet

Three billion miles away, Pluto’s contrasting landscapes can now be seen as if they were half a city block away. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft …

There’s a lot riding on today’s mission to resupply the International Space Station

Can private companies handle the responsibility of keeping the International Space Station resupplied? The proposition will be tested today when a US rocket attempts to fly nearly four tons (3.5 metric tons) of food and supplies to the six residents of humanity’s orbital outpost.<p><b>Update, 12/7:</b> After …

Space Exploration

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

Airbus

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Black Holes

Mars rover snaps pictures of giant, dark sand dunes

The Mars rover Curiosity has moved in for a closer look at giant sand dunes on the Red Planet — sending back fresh images of their dark, rippled …

Black hole captured eating a star then vomiting it back out by scientists

Astronomers have captured a black hole eating a star and then sicking a bit of it back up for the first time ever.<p>The scientists tracked a star about …

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Will NASA Ever Send Astronauts To Pluto?

With its nitrogen-dominated atmosphere and water-rich icy surface, Pluto seems much more hospitable than even the most sanguine planetary scientists would have wagered a decade ago. But could it ever play host to an Antarctic-styled research station?<p>That is, as a base to routinely house …

Mars Will Become A Ringed Planet After Ripping Its Moon Apart

Mars could one day have its own planetary ring, after the Red Planet’s gravity rips apart its moon Phobos.<p>The larger of Mars’ two moons is gradually making its way closer to its host planet, spiralling inwards towards its dangerous gravity. Eventually, in 20 or 40 million years’ time, Phobos will …

Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

Founder Jeff Bezos hails the historic moment as a "game changer" for space tourism.<p>Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the space technology company announced Tuesday morning.<p>The space vehicle reached an …

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Scientists say the universe has a ‘resolution limit’ that governs how far telescopes can see

Is it possible that those distant galaxies are just too far away to ever be seen clearly? That’s the suggestion of researchers at the National …

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters I decided to share a theory I had with them about <i>Star Wars</i> -- specifically <i>Return of the Jedi</i>: Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side at the end of the trilogy.<p>I shared this story with them because I think my theory is reinforced by trailer for the …