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A 'Great Wall' of galaxies 1 billion light-years wide may be the largest object ever found

As if staring up at the night sky didn't make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the discovery of the BOSS Great Wall, a group of superclusters that span roughly 1 billion light-years across and represents the largest structure ever found in space.<p>The BOSS Great Wall, which …

Universe

Close comet flyby plunged Mars’ magnetic field into chaos

Comet Siding Spring’s close flyby of Mars in October 2014 blew away part of the planet’s upper atmosphere, suggest MAVEN spacecraft …

BMW Just Debuted a Sci-Fi Motorcycle Helmet

F-35 fighter pilots have been using augmented reality built into their helmets for years to keep an eye on the plane’s gauges, monitors, and weapons …

Augmented Reality

Milky Way's Giant Black Hole Probed Like Never Before

The gigantic black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is coming into sharper focus.<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have detected magnetic …

New NASA mosaic shows Pluto in all its colorful, high-res glory

Pluto's details pop in this newly colorized high-resolution mosaic photo from NASA.<p>The enhanced-color mosaic image was stitched together out of …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space Science

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

NASA releases the highest resolution images ever taken of Pluto

NASA has just released the highest resolution photographs of the surface of Pluto from the New Horizons flyby. The images were taken about 10,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) above the surface of Pluto, just 15 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach.<p>These are also the highest quality images …

Solar System