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This Is How Long You'd Survive On Every Planet in the Solar System

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Astronomy

Pint-sized meteor gives Boston a light show

Boston residents who happened to be gazing skyward got an end-of-the-year surprise last night as a meteor sped through the sky, creating a “ball of …

'Equator trap' may complicate search for alien life

Spotting signs of life in an alien planet's atmosphere may be tougher than scientists had thought.<p>One prominent such "biosignature" target, ozone, may get trapped near the equators of Proxima b, TRAPPIST-1d and other potentially habitable worlds that orbit close to their host stars, making the gas …

NASA Spots ‘Death Planet’ With No Water, Unusual Carbon Monoxide-Dominated Stratosphere

WASP-18b is believed to be the first hot Jupiter with an upper atmosphere almost completely made up of carbon monoxide.<p>The exoplanet known as …

Trump Tweets About Flynn, Senate Passes Tax Bill, Voyager 1 Thrusters Fired Up: A.M. Links

The Senate passed a tax plan that must now be reconciled with the House's version.<p>The United Nations warned that millions of people in Yemen face …

A microlensing event seen from three positions in space

The path of a light beam will be bent by the presence of mass, an effect explained by General Relativity, and a massive body can therefore act like a …

Plunge Into a (Virtual Reality) Black Hole

Join a fleet of robotic probes on a one-way virtual-reality trip into the abyss of a massive black hole.<p>Imagine, in the frigid depths of space, a …

NASA Just Communicated With Our Only Spacecraft Outside The Solar System

Voyager 1 heard us from over 20 billion kilometres away.<p>In the cold darkness of interstellar space, way past the Kuiper belt, Voyager 1 is continuing …

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Dark Matter

Venus and Jupiter Will Have a Rare Meeting in the Monday Morning Sky

The Great American Eclipse spoiled stargazers over the summer with a truly spectacular celestial event. There's no total eclipse, but November is …

Voyager 1 data converted into modern Music of the spheres

Deep space probe, interstellar explorer, and envoy to alien civilisations, Voyager 1 has already racked up an impressive resume to which songwriter …

Stargazers find twenty new Earth-like planets that could host life

Stargazers have discovered 20 worlds "hiding in plain sight" which they believe could be habitable.<p>Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope revealed a list of planets that orbit stars like our own sun.<p>Each potential new world comes with varying orbit times, including one that takes the …

Patriots reportedly trade Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers for second-round pick

The Patriots' backup quarterback is reportedly headed to the Bay Area<p>The San Francisco 49ers may have found their quarterback of the future. …

Engineers Want Gamers to Explore the Moon with a Remote-Controlled Nanobot

Why go outside when you can visit the Moon from your bedroom?<p><b>This story is part of OUTER LIMITS, a Motherboard series about people, technology, and going outside. Let us be your</b> <i>guide.</i><p>The last couple centuries have been hard for explorers. Humans have visited almost all of the places on Earth a …

Space Science

Here's What That Huge Gravitational Wave Discovery Really Means For Future Astronomy

What a time to be alive!<p>In August, for the first time ever, scientists witnessed the electromagnetic lightning and gravitational gusts from the …

Universe

Thousands of scientists observe neutron star ‘death dance’

On the morning of August 17, gravitational waves arrived at Earth, tripping ultrasensitive detectors waiting for exactly this type of event.<p>First, …

Space

SA part of scientific breakthrough observing collision of neutron stars

Earth could be hit by a huge solar flare in the next 100 years, wiping out technology

In today's technology-reliant society, a powerful solar flare would be incredibly damaging.<p>Humanity may witness an enormous solar flare within the …

A Smashup of Neutron Stars & Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with Astrophysics Curator Michael Shara

Today, scientists announced that they have detected a spectacular collision of two neutron stars some 130 million light years away. The method of …

Neutron stars collision: Australian science reacts – as it happened

Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel leads a panel discussing the extraordinary astronomical event witnessed for the first time<p>11.52pm BST<p>And that concludes the press conference.<p>You can read our full story here:<p>Related: New frontier for science as astronomers witness neutron stars …

Neutron Star Merger Gravitational Waves and Gamma Rays

Six Things We Learned from Elon Musk's Reddit AMA

In case you missed talking with your favorite futurist, here are the highlights.<p>Elon Musk held an AMA on Reddit on Monday to discuss his BFR, Space …

Elon Musk

Scientists uncover 'pictures' of gravitational waves

Scientists who detected the existence of gravitational waves two years ago now have a way of convincing the rest of us, they believe.<p>Pictures and …

What the latest in gravitational waves tells us about neutron stars

NASA says the evidence for a ‘Planet Nine’ is mounting

We might not actually know how many planets are in our Solar System — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have …

Astronomy

Elon Musk said the Raptor rocket will "meet or exceed passenger airline levels of safety"

The SpaceX Raptor<p>In 2016, the United States Air Force contracted SpaceX to begin designing and developing the Raptor prototype upper-stage engine, a …

Elon Musk

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Space

Astronomers detected 100 Earths' worth of gold being forged in space — here's how much it's worth

More than 4,000 astronomers on Monday revealed the first-ever detection of two neutron stars colliding in space.<p>Such objects are the skeletons of massive stars that have cataclysmically exploded, leaving behind a core so dense that just a teaspoon's worth can weigh millions of tons.<p>When the two …

Neutron star collision offers first image of gravitational waves

Posted by Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis<p>Scientists have detected gravitational waves coming from the collision of two neutron stars, and, for the first …

Space