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NASA is finally going to one of our solar system’s final frontiers: the sun

With a probe still operating far beyond Pluto and other missions orbiting Saturn, Jupiter, Ceres, Mars, Earth, and the moon, NASA has eyes across the solar system like never before.<p>But while more and more missions look outward, few have travelled the opposite direction—toward the sun that gives us …

Gaze Upon Jupiter’s Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video

Jupiter is immense. The fifth planet from the sun has a diameter of 89,000 miles, and could easily envelop every other planet (and Pluto). The gas …

What Will The Death Of The Milky Way Look Like?

On Earth, we’ve got another billion years or two before the oceans boil and the planet becomes uninhabitable. The Sun will heat up, swell into a red giant, fuse helium in its core, then blow off its outer layers and contract into a white dwarf. But new stars will pop up, too, and shine, and keep …

Universe

Mars rover sees signs of microbe-friendly layers in ancient lake

Ancient Mars’s lakes may have had two habitable zones. A study of mudstones in Gale crater shows that the lake that once resided there was split into …

Stony Brook University

Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out orbital debris. Japan's space agency sent the electrodynamic tether into space along with supplies for the International Space Station.<p>Reels aboard the Japan …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

Venus? Comet sample? Titan? Asteroids? NASA must choose only one

The "announcement of opportunity" is the first step toward a 2025 launch date.<p>NASA has formally asked planetary scientists to submit proposals for …

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 …

Sustainability

Astronomers Spot An Ancient, ‘Hyper-Starburst’ Galaxy

A team of astronomers has observed a galaxy from early days of the universe undergoing a tremendous burst of star formation. The galaxy, seen by …

How The Universe Changed In 2016

As 2016 nears its end, it appears that the globe, the Solar System, the galaxy and the Universe hasn’t changed all that much. We’ve completed another orbit around our Sun, but we’ve already had more than 4.5 billion of those. While we might notice some major events that occur out there in the …

Universe