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Are There Signals Coming from Deep Space?

The star KIC 8462852 may have an unpronounceable name, but just about everyone with an interest in aliens has been talking about it. As of today, they can elaborate their discourse with some new results.<p>The conversations started about three weeks ago, when a paper written by a small battalion of …

Rare & dying: Giant radio galaxy found 9mn light yrs away from Earth

Astronomers in India have discovered a giant radio galaxy located 9 billion light years away, which emits radio waves that extend a whopping 4 …

Close-up video of the sun shows solar flares erupting on surface

Nasa releases footage from its Solar Dynamics Observatory showing solar flares erupting from an active region of the sun's surface over a 30-hour period<p>A close-up video of the sun released by Nasa reveals how an active region on its surface erupted with solar flares over a 30-hour period earlier …

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

See The Sun In All Its Fiery Glory In This Five-Year Time Lapse From NASA

The 30-minute film is a mashup of five years of footage from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, and it took NASA’s Goddard Scientific Visualization …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

NASA<p>After 26 years of slumber, a black hole woke up and unleashed a giant blast of plasma into space at nearly the speed of light.<p>Such events are …

Scientists hopeful comet rider will wake once more

A year after European Space Agency's Philae spacecraft landed on a comet, scientists are hoping to re-establish contact.<p>It has been a year since the European Space Agency made history by putting its Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>The craft bounced twice, then its …

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That Unknown Manmade Object Headed Toward Earth Just Hit Us and Burned Up

It even put on a little show.<p>Last month, researchers spotted a mysterious manmade object on a crash course with Earth. While scientists were able to figure out when and where it would hit us, they were not able to figure out what the heck it <i>was</i>. Now it's burned up in the atmosphere and we'll likely …

Evidence Found for Undiscovered Comet That May Threaten Earth

<i>This story was updated at 6:10 p.m. EDT.</i><p>A surprise meteor shower spotted in February was likely caused by cosmic "bread crumbs" dropped by an …

Planetary Resources aims to mine asteroids – and possibly save humanity

Back in May I wrote about House Resolution 2262 – or the SPACE Act – which effectively cleared any regulatory hurdles that kept companies from mining in space. I sat down with the President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, a company that plans to do just that.<p>It’s my nature to be …

Solar System's most distant object hints at hidden planet

Astronomers have found the most distant object ever observed in the Solar System. The lump of rock is 15.5bn km from the Sun, three times further …

Astronomy

Earth Stole Water and More from the Young Moon

Earth may have stolen away water that would otherwise have gone to the moon.<p>New research suggests that after the impact that formed the Earth and its …

Mysterious grooves on this moon point to almost certain death

One of the most striking features we see on images of Phobos is the parallel sets of grooves on the moon's surface.<p>They were originally thought to be fractures caused by an impact long ago. But scientists now say the grooves are early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy …

Astronomers find ‘surprise’ pulsar, ‘most important planet ever’ outside solar system

Space-watchers have a lot of news to digest after the discoveries of a new pulsar in a faraway galaxy. A Venus-like exoplanet was also spotted, a …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …

New Evidence Points To A Local Origin For Earth's Oceans

The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Most of the worlds of the inner solar system are fairly dry. So how did Earth come to have large …

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New model explains how the Earth stole the Moon’s lighter elements

Most of the Moon condensed while some metals were still vaporized.<p>The Earth and its Moon are very similar in composition, a fact that's neatly …

Sky spectacle: The Leonid meteor shower is coming

Be sure to keep an eye to the sky this week: The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will soar across the night sky Tuesday and Wednesday.<p>The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (hence their name) in the east, but they should be visible all the way across …

NASA Satellite Announces the Birth of Its 1,000th Black Hole

I’m kind of in awe over this news: On Oct. 27, NASA’s Swift satellite detected its 1,000th gamma-ray burst!<p>That’s a <i>lot</i> of bursts.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Here's How The White House Would Deal With A Huge Solar Storm That Could Send Us Back To The Dark Age

The worst solar storm to hit the Earth in recorded history happened in 1859. Known as the Carrington Event, it generated auroras as far south as Cuba …

Bear Jail Awaits Errant Polar Bears on Hudson Bay: Playing With Bruin on the Looney Front - Part 2

Churchill, where the Churchill River meets Hudson Bay in Canada's province of Manitoba, is slam dunk in the middle of the annual migration route of polar bears, so it's only natural that the town that boasts of being the world capital of polar bears should have a Bear Jail.<p>Officially called the …

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At this New York City pet hotel, dogs can sleep in suites bigger than some Manhattan apartments

New York City's D Pets Hotel will spoil your dog rotten.<p>For $200 a night, your dog can have a room that's bigger than some New York City apartments, all to themselves.<p>If they get lonely, flat-screen TVs can keep them company, showing dog-themed movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuauha" and "Fox and the …

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The Unfairness of Bento Boxes, Origins of the Starbucks Lady, and More Long Reads

Tricked and Indebted on Land, Abused or Abandoned at Sea<br>The New York Times<p>No country exports more seafarers than the Philippines, which provides roughly a quarter of them globally. More than 400,000 Filipinos sought work last year as officers, deckhands, fishermen, cargo handlers and cruise …

10 Things You Never Knew About Khloé Kardashian

North calls her Koko Loco.<p>With a new self-helpish book on the market, an app, and and aptly titled show, <i>Kocktails with Khlo</i><i>é</i> coming up,<p>one ofour favorite Kardashian has been exceptionally busy recently—not to mention the events of the last month have been an emotionally trying time. This month, …

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>Make life easy on yourself this …

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Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Rare supermoon eclipse comes Sunday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stargazers, night owls and space observers, be prepared, the eclipse of the supermoon is coming.<p>The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.<p>The …

Supermoon