Mariam Belal

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What Color is Mars?

Human wetware is astonishingly good at pattern recognition and interpreting complex, noisy data, but it’s also painfully buggy. Mars is the red …

Mars Rover

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Earth Might Have Hairy Dark Matter

The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought.<p>A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet …

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 …

How do our brains reconstruct the visual world?

Given that we see the world through two small, flat retinae at the backs of our eyes, it seems remarkable that what each of us perceives is a …

Hubble uncovers the fading cinders of some of our galaxy’s earliest homesteaders

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct a “cosmic archaeological dig” at the very heart of our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have uncovered …

We Finally Know What Happened to Water on Mars

Mars today (despite the presence of a small amount of a liquid water) is a dry, frozen place. But this was not always the case. Ancient Mars was …

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Life on Mars

I grew up in the age of Star Trek, Space 1999, and Star Wars. In fact, I'm told that the first thing I ever saw on TV, was man walking on the moon. I wasn't even a year old, but my parents held me up to the screen to watch things unfold in space. Way back in the days of MYSPACE, in my profile I …

Caltech astrophysicist may have discovered proof of parallel universes

November 4, 2015<p>by Chuck Bednar<p>One astrophysicist is reporting that he might have discovered evidence of an alternate or parallel universe while …

Dr. Michio Kaku on Why Aliens May Exist, But Aren’t Landing on the White House Lawn

One of the most renowned figures in science discusses extraterrestrial life, artificial intelligence, and the future of computer technology<p>A bizarre …

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

See The Bizarre New Space Suits That Will Take Us To Mars

When Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov conducted the world’s first space walk in 1965, the mission nearly ended in catastrophe. After 12 minutes outside the Voskhod spacecraft, the vacuum of space had caused Leonov’s suit to inflate so much he couldn’t get through the air lock. He was forced to …

NASA to deliver big news on Mars' atmosphere Thursday

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is promising another big Mars announcement on Thursday.<p>The space agency will be delivering new findings on the Red Planet's atmosphere.<p>NASA isn't divulging any information ahead of its Thursday afternoon news conference and the agency declined to comment after a request was made …

NASA to Unveil New Findings About Mars' Atmosphere Thursday

NASA will reveal new results about the atmosphere of Mars this Thursday (Nov. 5), and you can watch the action live.<p>The space agency is hosting a …

Astronomers go to the ends of the Earth to see cosmic carbon

The carbon cycle is central to life on Earth. It describes how carbon flows between living organisms, and the ocean, atmosphere and rock of our …

NASA Study Shows Antarctic Gaining More Ice Than It Loses: Is It End Of Global Warming?

Close<p>NASA reported that the Antarctic's ice gain is greater than its loss, based on the study published in the <i>Journal of Glaciology</i> on Oct. 29. The …

'Alien Megastructure' Mystery May Soon Be Solved

The mystery behind a strangely dimming star could soon be solved.<p>Astronomers around the world are keeping a close eye on the star KIC 8462852, which …

Mars is tearing its moon apart

A set of enigmatic grooves, signs of wear, on the surface of Mars’s moon Phobos suggests that the gravity of its planet is slowly tearing it apart. …

Forget Siri: Here's a New Way for Robots to Talk

Image: Georgia TechGeorgia Tech researcher Dr. Crystal Chao interacts with Simon, a social robot.Samantha from “Her.” She was smart, feisty, and …

Professor Brian Cox thinks ALIENS could exist on Pluto

NASACould alien life be below Pluo's surface<p>Mr Cox is the latest scientist to speak of his hopes that the dwarf planet is still geologically active …

8 remarkable discoveries that make this beautiful moon of Saturn the most compelling place to detect aliens

But it is a very special moon, unlike any of the other 59.<p>Since 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn, scientists have made some remarkable discoveries about this distant, icy world.<p>Not only does Enceladus contain a vast underground ocean beneath its icy surface, but it could …

Eris: The Dwarf Planet That is Pluto's Twin

Eris was one of the first "dwarf planets" to be discovered in the solar system. It is almost the same size as Pluto, and its discovery directly led …

Mars' Mysterious South Pole Revealed in New Photo

A newly released photo provides a great look at Mars' seldom-seen South Pole.<p>The swirling white dot toward the bottom of the photo, which was taken …

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 …

Life on Mars: Creepy ALIEN face spotted on the Red Planet

This incredible image taken by Nasa's Curiosity Rover seems to include a rock feauting an eerie face.<p>At first glace the photo appears to be another …

Forget the Death Star, this black hole just ate an entire star

For Star Wars fans, the Death Star needs no further introduction. For anyone else, the Death Star is a planet-shaped space station capable of …

These Are Some of the Most Ancient and Distant Galaxies Ever Discovered—And They're Glorious

It’s time to update your desktop wallpaper, folks. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured some of the most remarkable images ever seen of the …

Universe

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don't Actually Exist

There’s a simple recipe for building the Universe as we know it today: take a sea of matter and radiation that starts off hot, dense and expanding, and give it time to cool. Over long enough timescales, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, and eventually stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies will …

Cosmology

Venus, Jupiter and Mars cross paths in pre-Halloween spectacle for last time until 2021

The three planets, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will be visible until around October 29 but will be best witnessed on October 26 before dawn<p>Early risers are in for a treat this month, and for those rising early on October 26, the treat will be even greater.<p>Venus, Jupiter and …