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Astronomers spot nearby star that could be eating a planet

Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets.<p>A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is only 10 million …

Universe

These are the clearest views of Saturn's moon Titan we've seen yet

Long live Cassini, which has delivered the clearest views of Saturn's moon, Titan, to date.<p>Six infrared images of Titan have been captured by the …

Astronomy

The longest total lunar eclipse in a century is about to happen — here's how Earth will color the moon blood-red

Huge swaths of Earth are in for a special astronomical treat in late July: the longest total lunar eclipse in roughly 100 years.<p>During the evening of July 27 and into the early morning of July 28, Earth will pass between the sun and the moon to cast a shadow on our 4.5-billion-year-old …

Astronomy

Ceres’ salty bright spots revealed in stunning detail

It has been a couple years since we last heard anything interesting about dwarf planet Ceres’ mysterious bright spots. First spied in early 2015 as …

Astronomy

This Prehistoric Sea Creature Had Fanged, Killer Babies

Around 500 million years ago, a fearsome arthropod known as <i>Lyrarapax unguispinus</i> glided through Earth’s seas, searching for prey. <i>L. unguispinus</i>, …

Extremely rare woolly mammoth bone found on beach

An extremely rare woolly mammoth bone has been found on a beach in Scotland.<p>The mysterious bone was found on a beach in Loch Ryan in southwest Scotland by Nic Coombey of local economic development and environmental group Solway Firth Partnership.<p>The bone was sent off for scientific analysis by …

Astronomers Discovered 12 New Moons Around Jupiter. Here's How

Sometimes a search for one thing presents the chance to look for something else. If you're like me, that something else is usually something small: …

Astronomy

New telescope offers clearest view of Milky Way's brilliant center

A new telescope in South Africa captured a panoramic image of what scientists claim is the clearest view yet of the center of the Milky Way galaxy.<p>The MeerKAT radio telescope was built and operated by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), and is located in the country's Northern …

Universe

Fur, Feathers, Hair, and Scales May Have the Same Ancient Origin

New research shows that the processes involved in hair, fur, and feather growth are remarkably similar to the way scales grow on fish—a finding that …

Biology

Researchers Believe Bigfoot Is An Extraterrestrial Visitor

The newest theory by the UFO researchers combined the origin of the so-called Bigfoot or Sasquatch with outer space. Whether it’s possible Bigfoot to …

Paranormal

Nearby exoplanet Ross 128 b is looking more and more like Earth’s bigger cousin

Exoplanet discoveries have been coming fast and furious for several years now, thanks in large part to increasingly power telescope technology that …

Universe

12 Facts About The Ningen, The Creepiest ‘Animal’ You’ve Never Heard Of

The Ningen, Explained<p>Ningens are humanoid creatures that live in the icy waters near Antarctica. Ningens are humanlike and are completely white in …

Paranormal

Curiosity — An Icy Moon of Saturn Is Spewing Life-Friendly...

Here’s some huge news: It turns out that Enceladus, a famous icy moon of Saturn that has dozens of geysers erupting from its surface, also has …

Astronomy

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Were ALIEN-HUMAN Hybrids

The pharaohs of historical Egypt might have been alien-human hybrids, based on a new strange conspiracy theory going around on the internet.<p>Believers …

Ancient History

10 Freaky True Stories That Inspired ‘The X-Files’

You don’t typically look to <i>The X-Files</i>—a TV show about aliens and monsters—for realism. But interwoven among the fiction are some surprising nuggets …

Paranormal

‘Unsolved Mysteries’: The 10 Weirdest Cases Of All-Time

Long before <i>The Jinx</i> and <i>Making a Murderer</i> burst onto the scene, <i>Unsolved Mysteries</i> was the undisputed king of true-crime television. Premiering in …

Paranormal

Birth of a planet captured for first time as gas giant bigger than Jupiter swirls into existence

Even by astronomical standards it is a discovery that is out of this world.<p>Scientists have for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet, a huge gas giant many times the size of Jupiter, swirling into existence 370 light years from Earth.<p>The theory of how gas planets form from a vortex of …

Astronomy

Unknown Technology Found Underneath The Bermuda Triangle

This was the statement of a very popular oceanographer Mayer Verlag, who says that he finally said out loud what everyone knew for so long! He stated …

The other Bermuda Triangle: The Devil’s Sea or Dragon’s Triangle

Located in the middle of Taiwan, Miyake-jima and Iwo-jima this vile vortex has claimed the lives of sailors and pilots since 1,000 BC. What …

14 Mysteries of the Ocean Scientists Still Can’t Explain

Before you get in the water this summer, remember there’s a lot going on under the sea we don’t yet know about.<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface …

Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?

The recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are potent reminders that our planet is capable of unleashing its pent up fury at virtually any …

Kilauea lava streams into Pacific Ocean

Lava is still gushing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano four days after its latest eruption, and has reached as far as the Pacific Ocean.<p>Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, volcanic wilderness that was once jungle, farmland and rural homes.<p>Kilauea, one of the world's …

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

The Catastrophe That Killed Dinosaurs Created 100,000 Years of Global Warming, Study Shows

That was a bad time to be alive.<p>On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into Earth, initiating a cascade …

Big "scary" asteroid flying between Earth and Moon tonight, 5/15/18

An asteroid about the size of a New York City block is flying between the Earth and the Moon today. How close, though?<br>Read More

A cracking crust may have turned Earth into a giant snowball

Today Earth is a pretty temperate place, but about 700 million years ago ice covered the planet from pole to pole, in an extreme glaciation period …

Days, Weeks, Years? Scientists Say Hawaii Volcano Eruption Has No End In Sight

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>The eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues. The lava has now destroyed at least 35 structures and covered the equivalent of more than 75 football fields.<p>Scientists have been tracking this event since it started last week — but there are still big unanswered …

Geology

Loch Ness Monster - Facts Summary

Loch Ness, located in the Scottish Highlands, has the largest volume of fresh water in Great Britain; the body of water reaches a depth of nearly 800 …

Quakes and eruptions spark talks of Yellowstone supervolcano

A cluster of earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park followed by the fourth eruption of its usually dormant geyser has sparked speculation about the world’s largest supervolcano.<p>Is the big one about to blow, blanketing the U.S. with ash and sending the Earth into a volcanic ice age?<p>Probably not, …

Astronomers discover exoplanet where rain is definitely not a problem

The Kepler Space Telescope has contributed a great deal to astronomy, revealing thousands of strange exoplanets against the backdrop of the blackness …