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An unknown force is pulling the Milky Way and all else towards it at 14 million mph

The Night Sky in April 2015: the Great Attractor is neither a black hole or a super-cluster of galaxies, but we are travelling towards it inexorably<p><i>The chart shows the whole sky as it would appear from the UK at 23:00 on April 1st, 22:00 on April 15th and 21:00 on April 30th. All times are …

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

Space Exploration

Moonlight for 2018 Quadrantid meteors

The 2018 Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to exhibit its narrow peak January 3 around 21-22 hours UTC. The full supermoon nearly coincides, and …

What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone?

In one word: Everything<p>It's a plane designed for the war no one wants to fight. The Long Range Strike Bomber is the Air Force’s secretive and long-running project to develop the next generation of nuclear-armed bombers, designed to unload hell in hostile skies. And there's a chance that it'll be …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Asteroids could wipe out humanity, warn Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox

More than 100 scientists and astronauts have come together to call for a huge asteroid detection system<p>Asteroids could wipe out humanity unless more effort is made to track and destroy them, a leading body of scientists and astronauts has warned.<p>Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, Brian Cox, …

Asteroids

Oceanus Procellarum: What formed this huge lunar feature?

There’s an old phrase: “To someone with a hammer, everything is a nail.”<p>Asteroids are the ultimate hammers. After all, an asteroid impact can …

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole --"An Exit Door from Our Universe"

In September of 2012, an international team, led by researchers at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, measured the radius of a black hole at the center of a …

Splashdown! SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth

A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth …

Space Exploration

Night Sky, July 2018: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to …

Astronomy

Asteroid mining

Asteroid mining will open a trillion-dollar industry and provide a near infinite supply of metals and water to support our growth both on this planet …

Orion's Sword - Astrodoc: Astrophotography by Ron Brecher

Orion’s Sword<p><b>Click image for full size version</b><p><b>February 5, 2015; published in SkyNews Magazine, May/June 2015 edition and Chinese National Astronomy</b></b> …

Tutorials

Astronomy History and Future Come Together at the South Carolina State Museum

Seeking out science and astronomy in South Carolina? You’re in luck, as we’re pleased to report the South Carolina State Museum’s brand-spanking new …

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NASA's Mars 2020 mission will send a car-size rover to the Red Planet to collect samples. See how the Mars 2020 rover will work in this Space.com infographic. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1jwtg

A trip to the beach to photograph a meteors led to an unexpected, and amazing, encounter with the moon for one veteran astrophotographer. How did he get this shot? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1jm17

Orbit: Animation of the Earth from the ISS.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new time-lapse video of the Earth seen from the International Space Station, so how about this one from …

Watch NASA's 'Flying Saucer' for Mars Go Supersonic in Amazing Video

An amazing new video from NASA shows the ups and downs of the first test of a flying saucer-shaped system that could one day help the space agency …

Habitats

WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

Test of the flying-saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).<p>NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a video of its test of a new inflatable braking system designed to land heavy payloads on Mars.<p>The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator was carried aloft by a balloon and then …

The U.S. Navy Just Fished NASA's Orion Spaceship Out of the Pacific (Photos)

Before NASA/s new Orion spacecraft takes off, its splashdown must be perfected. The U.S. Navy just completed the second of two recovery test missions …

Space Exploration

Mesocyclone: Photo of storm cell wins Nat Geo photo contest.

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> just announced its winners for its 2014 photo contest. The shots are all very cool, but I can’t argue with the No. 1 …

Atacama: Photo of volcanoes in the Chilean desert.

A photo combining geology, meteorology, and (indirectly) astronomy? Why yes, I’ll take one please:<p>Oh, you do indeed want to click to embiggen that! …

How to put a human on Mars

This content is best viewed with Javascript enabled. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions.<p>Distance from Earth to: Mars<p>56 million km<p>The mission<p>One of Earth's closest neighbours, Mars is still some 56 million km away at its closest alignment, a journey of at least nine months. Rovers have landed …

How Nasa saw space stations of the future in 1970

Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, in a place called the USA, folks knew what space stations were suppose to look like.<p>If they weren't big …

Stunning, Majestic New Timelapse from King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Shooting the night sky from an area filled with canyons and towering trees might sound like a challenge, but Gavin Heffernan and his crew at …

This Was Your Daddy's (Or Possibly Grand-Daddy's) Space Station

Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, in a place called the U.S.A., folks who cared about such things knew what space stations were meant to …