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Big Pic: The Sun Rises In Antarctica After 3 Months Of Darkness

At Concordia Research Station, 350 miles from Lake Vostok and just over a thousand miles from the geographic South Pole, the temperature reaches –112°F and night lasts for three months, which makes it that much more amazing when the sun finally does rise. It's one of the most otherworldly places in …

NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

Study refuels debate over whether Voyager 1 has left solar system

New research says NASA misinterpreted magnetic field data and that, in fact, Voyager 1 entered interstellar space July 27, 2012. Even some previous skeptics are intrigued.<p>August 15, 2013|By Monte Morin<p>An artist's depiction of a Voyager spacecraft. A study published… (NASA )<p>Voyager 1, where are …

'Sirius' Documentary Reveals DNA Test Results On Ata, The '6-Inch Alien'

The mummified remains of what looks like a 6-inch space alien has turned "Sirius" into the most eagerly awaited documentary among UFO enthusiasts.<p>The findings, however, might come as a disappointment.<p>In early publicity, filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature …

Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon

We imagine the Air Force is none too pleased that Space Fence might shutter as soon as September 1st due to budget constraints, according to leaked memos obtained by <i>Space News</i>. Space Fence, a powerful system of radars that track satellites and space junk orbiting the Earth, performs 40 percent of …

Building a DIY Barn Door Tracking Mount for Long-Exposure Astrophotography

Getting quality astrophotography shots comes with several challenges, and one of the main ones is that the starts don’t stand still — or, more …

Newly Discovered Pink Exoplanet on the Lighter Side

Researchers imaged this planet around a sun-like star, but its origins remain a mystery.<p><b>There is a pink exoplanet circling a star very much like our own, 57 light-years away from Earth. But its origins are a mystery.</b><p>In a new study announcing the magenta gas giant, researchers were able to directly …