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Physicists Discover an Unexpected Force Acting on Nanoparticles in a Vacuum

Nanoparticles can be pushed by pure nothingness.<p>Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, …

Physics

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Physics

ESA's Plan for a "Moon Village" is Slowly Starting to Come Together

<b>The Race to Space</b><p>Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced plans for building a permanent lunar base—called Moon Village—which would be a …

Dark Matter

European Space Agency Mars lander failed because it didn't know how close it was to the red planet

Europe's Mars lander crashed because it didn't know where it was, an investigation had found.<p>Last month, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli …

Space Exploration

Another Earth might exist right next door — and this tiny telescope may be the first to see it

The first telescope to photograph a "pale blue dot" of another Earth in a distant solar system may not be funded by NASA, the European Space Agency, or some other government agency.<p>It might come from Kickstarter.<p>Dubbed Project Blue, the effort isn't run by hucksters out to peddle unrealistic …

Universe

Europe wants a happy little village on the Moon. The USA may go along. | Ars Technica

Recent comments from Republican and Democratic officials favor a lunar return.<p>The director general of the European Space Agency, a German civil …

Space Science

NASA has revealed the most compelling evidence yet that Europa may be able to support life

The Hubble Space Telescope first caught a glimpse of water vapor jutting off the surface of Jupiter's tiny moon Europa in 2013. But scientists were skeptical, so a team performed follow-up observations throughout 2014 to see if these jets of water would reappear. Sure enough, Hubble caught three …

Astronomy

It's Official: We're Going to Mars

Funds Are On The Way<p>It looks like Republican and Democratic senators alike are keen on safeguarding America’s space programs. With the potential …

Space Science

NASA will soon reveal a surprising discovery about a moon of Jupiter that may support life

NASA on Tuesday issued a cryptic press announcement about Europa, an ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter that likely hides twice as much warm, liquid, and potentially habitable water as Earth.<p>The US space agency teased the discovery of some "surprising activity" out there, 390 million miles from Earth, …

Astronomy

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SpaceX Founder Set to Unveil Humans-to-Mars Plan in September

SpaceX founder, CEO and lead designer Elon Musk is unveiling his humans-to-Mars plan at next month's 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), …

Space Travel
Universe

Mars Mystery: Has Curiosity rover made big discovery?

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red …

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. Despite its …

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

Universe

SpaceX launches supplies to the International Space Station and lands rocket booster

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is expected to dock at the International Space Station Wednesday morning, a few days after the company's second successful landing on land of a first-stage rocket booster.<p>The Hawthorne company launched its Falcon 9 rocket laden with supplies for the space station late …

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NASA Concerned That Juno Spacecraft Might Crash Into Europa

Now that the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s science team will spend a few months performing final tests before beginning its unprecedented close-up investigation of the biggest planet in the solar system.<p>Jupiter holds many secrets that scientists hope to unlock during Juno’s …

Astronomy

How the fastest spacecraft ever reached 165,000 miles per hour

It also secured a Guinness World Record. Not bad for a Monday night!<p>Reaching Jupiter and getting into the giant planet's orbit required some complicated physics. In the process of executing the necessary maneuver, the probe became the fastest spacecraft ever, toppling a record that had stood for …

Astronomy

Human Population Growth and Extinction

Get the latest on our work for biodiversity and learn how to help in our free weekly e-newsletter.<p><b>+</b> <b>PUBLICATIONS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>RELATED CAMPAIGNS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>MEDIA</b><p>We’re in the …

Experts Says a 'Space Base' Halfway Between The Moon And Earth Could Be Built in 10 Years

We can't wait.<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced an ambitious plan to build a space base between Earth and the Moon, which astronauts …

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Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

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Why it's time to go back to the Moon

It's more than a stepping stone to Mars<p>Mars is an extremely popular destination right now. Putting people on the Red Planet has been the big goal for NASA since 2010, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made it very clear that his company is going to try to start a Martian colony as early as 2024. Mars …

Space Science

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The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured

The mass of our galaxy is almost too much to describe, but one researcher is trying anyway.<p>Take all the empty space out of the Milky Way, and how much stuff -- stars, planets, asteroids, debris and even mysterious dark matter -- would you have? In other words, what is the total mass of our galaxy? …

Universe

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Study Planet 9

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — arguably one of the most anticipated and talked about pieces of space hardware ever conceived — will certainly make observations of the ends of the universe that will likely shake cosmology to its core. But it would also be able to study the large …

Universe

New Evidence Suggests a Fifth Fundamental Force of Nature

We all know about the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak and strong forces between atoms. But could there be …