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NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter's deepest secrets — here are Juno's biggest discoveries so far

NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter in July 2016, and scientists' view of the solar system has not been the same since.<p>The $1 billion mission has taken stunning images of the gas giant several hundred million miles from Earth.<p>More importantly, though, the tennis-court-size spacecraft has probed some …

North Pole

8 Space Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the buzz surrounding the new film <i>First Man</i>, set to release on October 12, we’re seeing quite the uptick in people interested in learning …

Documentaries

A Great Brown Storm Is Raging on Jupiter

During its 15th flyby of Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a rare image of a Jovian “brown barge.” It’s not nearly as impressive or …

Geek

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the Moon

‘I choose to go to the Moon with artists!’<p>This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of Zozotown, Japan’s largest online clothing retailer, will be the first private customer to ride around the Moon on the company’s future massive rocket, the …

Falcon Heavy

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

What is the Hypatia Catalog?

The Hypatia Catalog uses “big data” – extremely large data sets – hopefully to reveal patterns, trends, and associations that might lead to finding …

Universe

EPFL plan outlines how to build a Mars colony

If you're going to set up a colony on Mars, it's a good idea to have a plan, and scientists from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have …

North Pole

Voyager

Voyager 1 Distance from Earth<p>This is a real-time indicator of Voyager 1's distance from Earth in astronomical units (AU) and either miles (mi) or …

Space Exploration

Scientists discover dozens of signals 'from alien galaxy' 3bn light years away

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life in the universe say they have discovered 72 signals from an alien galaxy using artificial intelligence.<p>…

Machine Learning

Planet-hunting Kepler telescope declares that it is not, in fact, dead

The spacecraft may be critically low on fuel, but it's still fighting.<p>At this point, most space enthusiasts and insiders have said their goodbyes to the Kepler spacecraft. We've known for months that it's very low on fuel, and its planet-hunting replacement, TESS, has already launched. But Kepler …

Telescopes

Scientists Spot Ancient, Ultra-Fast Wind from the Early Universe

Galaxies are a bit like pets: You've got to give them their food steadily, over a long time. Dumping a year's worth of kibble into a giant bowl for …

Universe

What Does Quantum Theory Actually Tell Us about Reality?

For a demonstration that overturned the great Isaac Newton’s ideas about the nature of light, it was staggeringly simple. It “may be repeated with …

Particles

Mars Ice Home: A Red Planet Colony Concept in Pictures

Credit: NASA/Clouds AO/SEArch<p>Future colonists stand outside the Mars Ice Home, which was designed as part of a feasibility study at NASA Langley …

Mars

Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years

Scientists have long believed that our solar system might have a ninth planet orbiting well beyond Neptune and Pluto. Scientists hypothesize that the …

Astronomy

Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket.<p>A team of researchers from Japan's Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this …

Space Travel

Do we need another planet to colonise?

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku theorises about a possible future in which digital versions of humans are beamed to other planets.<p>He said the laws …

Physics

Seven quick cinematography lessons that will make you a better filmmaker

If you are into filmmaking, there are plenty of ways to improve your work and to make the shooting more successful and efficient. In this video from …

Cinematography

UFO researcher says new documentary exposes ‘what the secret agenda has been’

Even within the much-maligned and widely misunderstood field of “UFOlogy,” Steven Greer is a divisive figure.<p>His affinity for the spotlight and his …

Documentaries

NASA anxious to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet's red skies clear.<p>Flight controllers have been on the alert for a message from Opportunity ever since a dust storm enveloped Mars in June and contact was lost. The storm has finally …

Dust Storms

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

New Horizons Just Sent Back The First Images of The Mysterious Object It'll Reach on New Years

"We now have Ultima in our sights"<p>In July of 2015, NASA's New Horizons mission made history when it became the first spacecraft to conduct a flyby of …

Solar System

SpaceX reveals where the first people it sends to Mars will live

SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk, have been telling us about their audacious plan to build a city on Mars for a few years now. But so far the plan has been short on details of how such a Martian metropolis might be set up.<p>SpaceX's Paul Wooster, principal Mars development engineer, provided a few …

Elon Musk

Beyond Pluto: New Horizons locks onto its next target in the Kuiper Belt

Mission control rejoiced when NASA's New Horizons probe zipped past Pluto in 2015 following a nine-year voyage, but in some ways it was just getting …

Solar System

Scientists may have found a ‘ghost’ black hole from another universe

It’s common knowledge that, because of the speed at which light travels, we can see things in space that aren’t even there anymore. If we peer at a …

Universe

Existence of ice on the Moon confirmed

A 2017 study had shown that the Moon's mantle could have water concentrations similar to those of the Earth's mantle. Now data from a NASA probe …

Astronomy

Can a New Telescope Spot Earth's Evasive Minimoons?

New space technology hopes to spot and study the evasive minimoons sporadically entering Earth's orbit.<p>A collection of “minimoons” are orbiting the Earth, and though they are difficult to find, a new telescope could help scientists pinpoint and study them, according to new research published in …

How to Groove in Odd Meters

Some cool ways to lock into a groove, and come up with with an appropriate repetitive chordal or single-note rhythm figure.<p>One of the hallmarks of …

Parker Solar Probe: last-minute hitch delays flight to the sun

A last-minute technical problem has delayed Nasa’s unprecedented flight to the sun.<p>Saturday’s launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV (four) rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the Parker Solar Probe. This followed earlier trouble in the …

Parker Solar Probe

7 Tips That Will Help You Really Nail Location Scouting

Finding perfect locations for your project takes time, planning, and most importantly, attention to detail.Real estate and filmmaking are not all …