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Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

Planets

Astronomers Have Investigated a Weird, Isolated Planet-Like Object

Spoiler: They're still not sure what it is.<p>Back in 2012, astronomers spotted a perplexing isolated object in our galactic neighbourhood - an object …

2017 March 14 - A Dark Winter Sky over Monfragüe National Park in Spain

<b>A Dark Winter Sky over Monfragüe National Park in Spain</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> José Luis Quiñones (Entre Encinas y Estrellas)<p><b>Explanation:</b> You, too, …

NASA Seeks Payload Ideas for Mystery Satellite

WASHINGTON — NASA is soliciting concepts for payloads that could fly on a mysterious satellite it is in discussions to inherit from another …

2017 March 5 - The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A

<b>The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA/Hubble, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's causing those odd rings in supernova 1987A? Thirty years …

See the sand on Mars move under NASA's Curiosity rover

It's a familiar sight on Earth: Wind rakes over sand dunes, pushing the grains into distorted patterns. The landscape on Mars sometimes mimics conditions on our Blue Marble. A NASA image shared on Monday gives a close-up of the Curiosity rover's view of shifting wind-blown sands on the Red …

Here's a new photo of Saturn's famous hexagon that is unbelievably dreamy

And now for our daily dose of space news: A new photo of Saturn shows the famous hexagon that surrounds the ringed planet’s north pole, and needless …

Astronomy

Cosmic Superclusters, The Universe's Largest Structures, Don't Actually Exist

On the largest scales, the Universe looks like a vast cosmic web. Stars link up into galaxies, which are clustered together in galactic groups. Many groups bound together lead to galaxy clusters, and occasionally clusters merge together, creating even larger clusters. Many clusters together, …

Galaxies

NASA's New Exoplanet Posters Have Us Booking Rockets to Trappist-1

Science can't take us there yet, but artists can.<p>The news of NASA discovering potentially habitable exoplanets a mere 39 light years from Earth, announced Tuesday, is big. The seven-planet Trappist-1 system is exciting not only for both UFO truther, but those who, like Elon Musk, want to get the …

Posters

We Were Wrong About How the Asteroid Apocalypse Will Go Down

Here’s a cheery thought to send you into the weekend: New research suggests that the greatest danger posed by an incoming asteroid is not from the …

Einstein’s Last Great Unproven Theory May Well Be Resolved Tomorrow

We are about 99.9999 percent sure gravitational waves have been detected. GET HYPE.<p>A century after Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists may have finally nabbed the first direct detection of them. At least, that's the word on the street since the Laser …

NOVA - Official Website | Tour the Solar System

Listen in as 11 planetary scientists make pitches for the "best" planet, then vote yourself.<p>The shock wave from a supernova may have triggered the …

Elon Musk Has a New Timeline for Humans Living on Mars

Reaching the Red Planet<p>Do we really need to explore Mars? According to tech innovator Elon Musk, it’s not just a choice we have to make, it’s a …

Here’s a drone’s-eye view of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing

This doesn’t get old<p>Rocket launches are always fun to watch, but witnessing SpaceX (or Blue Origin, for that matter) land a rocket is always an awe-inspiring event. This morning, Elon Musk’s company successfully landed its third rocket on the ground after delivering its payload into space, and …

Drones

Our solar system could be about to get 100 new planets

Our solar system could be about to get 100 new planets, under a new proposal by a top NASA scientist.<p>But don’t worry – there’s not a whole bunch of …

Ask Ethan: How Can I Travel Through Space Without Getting Into Trouble?

Whether it was NASA, <i>Star Trek</i> or Einstein that first inspired you, space travel offers some incredible possibilities for us all. The idea of rocketing or beaming into space and traveling interplanetary or interstellar distances is a dream many of us have considered, but we still have the laws of …

NASA picks three potential drill sites for Mars 2020

All three could have supported life in ancient Mars.<p>When the Mars 2020 rover reaches the red planet, it will quickly begin drilling for samples from its surface. NASA hasn't picked the exact drill site yet, but it has narrowed its choices down to three during a workshop with scientists in Monrovia, …

The Danger of Space Weather and Our Journey to the Heart of the Sun

The question we should be asking is: <i>Why is space weather important now</i>?<p>The increasing concern around space weather is not because the Sun is …

Space Weather

Searching for the mysterious Planet 9

Have you heard? There may be an unseen planet lurking at our Solar System’s edge<p>Last year, two astronomers from Caltech shocked the science community when they announced that they had ironclad evidence pointing to a planet orbit at the farthest edge of our Solar System. They dubbed the mysterious …

The other Andromeda galaxy

9NGC 7640 is a gorgeous spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda. A new Hubble image reveals stars aplenty ... and a little bit about …

Help NASA Find The Mysterious Planet Nine From The Comfort of Your Couch

There has to be something out there.<p>Since January last year, evidence of a mysterious and huge planet lurking at the edge of our Solar System has …

Watch over 100 satellites deploy at the same time for India's space mission

India now holds the record for deploying the most satellites at the same time.<p>India's space agency now holds the record for launching 104 satellites …

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

More like the City of <i>Too Much</i> Light…<p>In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who …

Join NASA's hunt for undiscovered planets

There's nothing like a little after-lunch planet-hunting, and if you have some time to spare, NASA could use your help. The agency has launched a Zooniverse website called Backyard Worlds: Planet Nine, where anyone can join in the search for undiscovered planets.<p>It's not as glamorous as piloting a …

Is it Even Possible to Calculate When the Universe Began?

It’s a question that would almost certainly spark a debate among some people. Many will say no – how could we know the history of something when we …