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Pluto may have a 60 mile deep liquid water ocean

We used to think of Pluto as a remote frigid rock, but since the New Horizons visit, it's vying for the title of the solar system's most interesting (ex-) planet. An earlier study showed that its core is warm enough to support a liquid water ocean, and now we've learned that it might be huge -- at …

Water plumes spotted on Europa's surface may make hunt for life easier

Water vapour plumes may be being emitted from the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, Nasa scientists have revealed.<p>The find - made using the …

Beyond Neptune, A Chunk Of Ice Is Orbiting The Sun In The Wrong Direction

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, the farthest recognized-planet from our Sun, lies the mysteries population known as the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNOs). …

Astronomy

Planet Hunters Seek New Ways to Detect Alien Life

In the search for life beyond Earth, false alarms abound. Researchers have generally considered, and rejected, claims ranging from a 1970s report of …

Paranormal

Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot acts as a 'radiator' for the planet

Jupiter's famous red spot may actually provide the energy that heats the planet's upper atmosphere to incredibly high temperatures claims a new study.<p>…

SpaceX's Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million, NASA hints

SpaceX’s upcoming Red Dragon mission — the company’s plan to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in 2018 — is estimated to cost around $320 million, <i>Space News</i> reports. That’s according to NASA representative Jim Reuter, who spoke at a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council in Cleveland yesterday. …

NASA spacecraft just saw something huge erupting from the sun

Do not be alarmed, but NASA just spotted the biggest eruptions yet this year on the surface of the sun.<p>But the sun is actually in a period of low …

The dwarf planet Ceres is mysteriously missing a bunch of craters

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, should be riddled with craters. But when NASA's Dawn spacecraft started orbiting the dwarf planet last year, scientists were surprised to find it was relatively smooth. In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, …

Astronomy

NASA has discovered a strange warping illusion in the rings of Saturn

NASA's just released a glorious new image of everyone's favourite ringed planet, Saturn, captured by the Cassini spacecraft last month.<p>But if you …

Astronomy

Jupiter Is So Freaking Massive, It Doesn't Actually Orbit The Sun

Whoa!<p>Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge</i>.<p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

Two Faraway Planets May Have Atmospheres That Can Support Life

Hubble Telescope will investigate further<p>Two planets in the constellation of Aquarius may have atmospheres that could support life. After using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on the planets, astronomers have concluded that these worlds don’t have the inhospitable atmosphere of most gas …

NASA satellite pulls a 360 flip while staring at the sun, for science

Twice a year, NASA instructs its Solar Dynamics Observatory to complete a 360-degree rotation while meticulously capturing photographs of the sun. It …

The Herschel ATLAS Project Uncovers New Truths About the Universe

The Herschel Space Observatory was launched in 2009 and operated until 2013, running for just less than four years and was the largest of its kind. …

Universe

Einstein's 'Time Dilation' Spread Age Gap for Astronaut Scott Kelly & His Twin

It really is all relative: Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's historic one-year mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made his …

NASA just spotted a massive hole growing on the surface of the sun

A NASA spacecraft just spotted a giant hole creeping over the surface of the sun. It sounds like the recipe for a doomsday blockbuster — the sun slowly gets consumed by blackness, throwing our planet into a cold, dark frenzy. But actually, this hole is no cause for alarm.<p>It's called a coronal hole, …

Astronomy

Earth's atmosphere is leaking 90 tons of material every day

Earth has sprung a leak. Every day, 90 metric tons of matter leaks from Earth’s upper atmosphere into space. This sounds scary, but in total the …

Astronomy

NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a view of the moon as it …

A Planet With A 27,000 Year Orbit & That's Just Where The Strangeness Begins

Every planet in the Solar System has its own peculiar orbit, and these vary considerably. Whereas planet Earth takes 365.25 days to complete a single …

Found: new dwarf planet on an incredibly wide orbit around the Sun

A new dwarf planet has been found lurking in the Kuiper Belt — the large cloud of icy bodies that orbits at the fringes of the Solar System. The object, named 2015 RR245, was spotted by a team of international astronomers in February of this year, after looking over data from the …

Astronauts are returning from space with mysterious eye problems

But scientists have uncovered another, more subtle side effect — space is totally ruining astronauts' perfect eyesight.<p>In fact, 80 percent of astronauts who come back from long-duration missions display symptoms of a mysterious eye condition that causes nearsightedness, Shayla Love reports for The …

Parts of Florida are in a state of emergency over a toxic algae bloom that can be seen from space

Some Florida coasts look like scenes from a horror film. The green goo is everywhere, it’s scaring people and causing them to shut their businesses and retreat into their homes. Even the state’s governor has given up, declaring a state of emergency in the four counties that are worst affected.<p>The …

NASA Has Found A 'Morse Code Message' On The Surface Of Mars

NASA’s eyes in the Martian sky came across some odd-looking dashes and dots on the surface of the Red Planet recently, which they pointed out has an …

Radiation From Ancient Supernovae May Have Given Evolution an Astrophysical Push

High-energy cosmic rays mean an increase in cellular mutations, for good and bad.<p>According to new research by astrophysicists at the University of Kansas, Earth's early biology was tested repeatedly by fierce gusts of cosmic wind originating from twin supernovae some 326 million light-years from …

What The Sun Looks Like From Other Planets

These starkly beautiful illustrations will transport you to distant worlds.<p>What does the sun look like from Earth? No need to wonder ― we can simply gaze skyward and see its glowing disk from our orbital perch 93 million miles away.<p>What does the sun look like from <i>other</i> planets? Given the vast and …

Astronomy

What are black holes? WIRED explains

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.<p>Black holes are …

Stephen Hawking

The Freaky Artificial Muscles on this Human Skeleton Are the Future of Robotics

Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS …

Robotics

Infinite Stars But Sky Is Dark

Despite huge number of twinkling and bright stars, sky looks dark. It appears intriguing and unexplainable. But this is not the actual situation. In …

Supermassive black hole is seen devouring a distant star

A radio telescope the size of the Earth has seen the aftermath of a supermassive black hole swallowing a distant star.<p>The rare phenomenon was …

The First Water-Vapor Clouds Have Been Discovered Outside the Solar System

It rains all over the galaxy.<p>A team of astronomers led by the University of California Santa Cruz has found strong evidence of water clouds on a brown dwarf called WISE 0855—the first time that clouds of water have been detected outside the solar system. WISE 0855 is only 7.2 light years from …

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