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Incredible Planet Discovery Yields 44 Confirmed Exoplanets ‘In One Go’

Aside from the 44 confirmed extrasolar planets, the astronomers also found 27 planet candidates, 'most of which are likely to be real.'<p>In an amazing …

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Is anybody out there?

The search for life in the universe is one of humanity's last great adventures and we are closer than ever to sending humans out to Mars and other …

The brightest object in the universe was just discovered, but is it still there?

Space is dark, which makes finding bright things like stars pretty darn easy. It also makes it possible for high-powered telescopes to spot things …

NASA to reveal new findings from its Mars rover Curiosity

Space<p>What's NASA got up its sleeve?<p><i>Editor's Note: NASA announced that the Curiosity rover uncovered tantalizing new evidence of organic molecules on the red planet. Read the full story about Curiosity's new findings.</i><p>NASA has called a press conference to discuss new findings made by its Mars rover …

Mars

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Universe

Scientists investigating strange signals from nearby star

The world's largest currently operating radio telescope on Sunday will be observing the nearby star Ross 128, which may be the origin of some very odd and inexplicable radio signals picked up in May.<p>The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will again target the red dwarf star, which is the …

Private company plans to bring Moon rocks back to Earth in three years

The Moon could soon be open for business.<p>After several years of secrecy, a company called Moon Express revealed the scope of its ambitions on …

A NASA Funded Project Wants to Use Plasma Rockets to Get to Mars

Plasma Propelled Rockets<p>Ad Astra Rocket Company thinks that a plasma engine could hypothetically get us to the Red Planet in 38 days, by traveling at …

A Plasma Rocket Engine May Get Us To Mars In 40 Days (Elon Musk, Are You Listening?)

Born the son of Chinese and Costa Rican parents and with just $50 in his pocket, Franklin Chang Diaz came to the U.S. to do his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut and later, his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time, the 18-year-old had no idea …

Space Exploration

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Solar System

Sleeping Their Way To Mars: A Real-World Stasis Chamber For Space Travel

We all know that real space travel and space colonization will not be achieved without the hard work, passion, and courage of people willingly taking …

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Solar System

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Easy Ways to Make Work More Fun

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Universe Could Be One Giant Alien Claims Scientist

Are we living inside an alien?<p>A scientist has put forward the extraordinary idea that one of the reasons we haven’t found alien life yet is because …

The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Australia’s hypersonic plane for a new space race

It’s been a long time since Australia was a player in space exploration. One man wants to change that – with the help of a plane that travels five times the speed of sound.<p>On 28 October 1971, the bullet-shaped Black Arrow rocket blasted into the clear sky over the desert plain at Woomera in …

Aviation

Scientists Just Discovered The Roundest Object in The Known Universe

The odds of it existing are mind-boggling.<p>Geometry is everywhere in nature - we see sixfold symmetry in snowflakes, fractal patterns in broccoli, and …

Pluto's frozen heart may hide underground ocean that flipped planet over

Evidence is mounting for an ocean at Pluto, buried beneath its frozen heart.<p>Scientists said on Wednesday that Pluto might have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon. The extra weight of an underground sea is the most likely explanation, they said.<p>These …

Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

Genetics

Astronomers Home In on Source of Strange Radio Burst

The discovery could help illuminate the structure of the universe—but other experts are not so sure we know the true origin of the blast.<p>An enigmatic, powerful burst of radio waves coming from far, far away is helping astronomers map the cosmos—while simultaneously adding to the mystery of these …

Stephen Hawking: Humans will die out within 1,000 years unless we leave Earth

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that mankind will not survive another millenia unless it makes a home beyond Earth's atmosphere.<p>The celebrated physicist was addressing a lecture audience at the Oxford Union debating society on Monday evening when he gave the stark warning.<p>"Most recent advances …

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical …

Stephen Hawking

Mysterious x-rays are streaming our way from Pluto, and no one knows why

X-rays appear to be trickling away from Pluto, even though the dwarf planet has no obvious way of making the high-energy photons, a new study reports.<p>Given what researchers have learned about Pluto since the New Horizons spacecraft flew by in 2015, the discovery is surprising. For many planets and …

4K gaming has a video service to do it justice

For when a compressed YouTube stream won't do, Digital Foundry has your back with 4K downloads.<p>The problem with this Ultra HD future we're moving toward is that we're in a weird in-between spot where the most convenient media delivery method (streaming) can't hold a candle to the quality of the …

PS4 Pro

10 Best Home-Based Business That You Can Start Today

Are you up for a home-based business? Many of us do, but the question is, how do you start? Here, I will provide you with some great home-based …

The balloons that soar to the edge of space

Few of us will know what it is like to venture into space. But balloons – based on designs that paved the way to the stars – may get us closer than ever.<p>You gaze out the window – and it’s a big window – at the view outside. You’re so far up that the ground below is a sweeping panorama devoid of all …

Space Travel

What It Will Actually Be Like To Ride The Hyperloop

By Adele Peters6 minute Read<p>It’s 2021. You’re in Dubai, and you need to get to Abu Dhabi, roughly 100 miles away, so you bring up an app on your …