Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another
'Almost everywhere we look there's water.' The largest moon in our solar system is hiding an ocean under its surface, according to observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope. Aurorae spotted by
Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratoryare celebrating afterNASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around Ceres early Friday morning, marking the first visit to a dwarf planet. Launched in September
Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you Thanks to some light-bending optics, scientists have been experiencing a touch of Groundhog Day when they look out the
Australian researchers were part of team able to capture images because of gravitational lensing, which magnified a supernova 9.3bn light years away Australian researchers were among a team that captured
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to enter Ceres’ orbit early on Friday, becoming the first ever probe to successfully visit a dwarf planet. The rendezvous with Ceres’ gravity will take place around
Bones found deep inside a cave offer an unprecedented look at the ancient primates, some as big as gorillas. Deep below the surface of a water-filled cave in Madagascar, divers and paleontologists have
Space More than 10 years after the Hubble Space telescope captured bright white spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, the Dawn probe is ready to get to the bottom of the mystery — just not quite yet. The latest
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Popular Science, to accompany the feature "Have We Found Alien Life?"
Space SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler
Scientists are wrestling with the identity of strange, giant plumes that mysteriously appeared and later vanished high above the surface of Mars. Such plumes, described in the journal Nature, defy scientists'
Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before On March 12, 2012, amateur skywatchers noticed something unusual coming off of Mars' southern hemisphere. It was an extremely bright
Ryan Brownhill, a 22-year-old designer at IBM in Austin, chose Uber for the design challenge, focusing on the ability to seamlessly move from the watch to iPhone and back. The Apple Watch concept was designed
Rumours come and go, but one consistent in recent months has been that the Galaxy S6 will come in two versions, one with a curved edge display. Now Samsung has given us a strong hint that this is exactly
On a mountaintop in Chile, excavators have just started work on a construction site. It will soon be home to a powerful new telescope that will have a good shot at finding the mysterious Planet X, if exists.
(CNN) — Throwing your keys at the parking valet as you sashay onto a flight may seem like the stuff of James Bond films, but already a robotic valet is taking the sweat out of getting on a plane at Germany's
The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old. Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky
Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of
Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- it's changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain's cortex associated with index fingers
NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again. The prolific spacecraft has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013, researchers announced
Hinge wants Tinder to be remembered as the MySpace of online dating, with it being the Facebook. And venture capitalists are betting millions on the possibility that might happen. The New York startup
Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, has one sensational piece of content: the game's second raid, Crota's End. The second segment of the raid is a difficult sequence that requires all six members
Scientists have figured out why the shape of Titan’s dunes seems to be all wrong in images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Saturn’s largest moon is a peculiar place, with a dense atmosphere, rivers and
Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings nestled