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Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

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Planets with four suns in their sky may be more common than previously thought, a new study …

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Bizarre Asteroid with Six Tails Spotted by Hubble Telescope

Astronomers have spotted a never-before-seen phenomenon in our solar system's asteroid belt: a space rock with six tails, spewing dust from its …


Take Stunning Moon Shots, From Your Driveway

A daytime picture of the moon.
Credit: Robert Vanderbei

Robert Vanderbei is a professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial


Mars Rover Landing Zone Scars Have Curiously Darkened

This sequence of images shows a blast zone where the sky crane from NASA's Curiosity rover mission hit the ground after setting the rover down in …


NASA is working with Russia on a new space station (update: not quite)

Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one's funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The country's space agency, Roscosmos threatened in February to use the Russian ISS modules as a platform for a new base of its own …


Huge asteroid narrowly misses Earth

Traveling at a speed of more than 23,000mph, a massive ,asteroid named 2014-YB35, glided past the Earth on Friday.

Of the eight times such a massive …


Colliding galaxies show the limits of dark matter

Dark matter may not be part of a "dark sector" of particles that mirrors regular matter, as some theories suggest, say scientists studying collisions of galaxy clusters.

When clusters of galaxies collide, the hot gas that fills the space between the stars in those galaxies also collides and …


Spacewatch: Galileo nears operation

Europe is launching two more navigation satellites on Friday – the seventh and eighth spacecraft in the £4.4bn Galileo navigation programme. They will blast off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana and, if successful, will bring Galileo to the verge of operation.

Galileo is a European satellite …


Did Jupiter’s journey demolish early super-Earths?

Long before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, it seems that the inner solar system may have harbored a number of super-Earths—planets larger …

Search the skies with the Bradford Robotic Telescope

The Bradford Robotic Telescope sits more than a mile above sea level on the rim of an old volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The telescope, part of the Teide Observatory, captures stunning images of the night sky from one of the best sites for astronomy in the world.

From 24th March, for a …


Curiosity rover finds new signs that Mars could have supported life

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected yet another ingredient for life on Mars: nitrogen that would have been usable by living organisms. Nitrogen is required for all life on Earth, but it has to be in a certain "fixed" state before it's accessible to many forms of life, like plants. That's the way …


Jupiter May Have Destroyed Early Planets And Paved The Way For Earth

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has, to date, enabled astronomers to discover over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system. But there’s a funny thing about the solar systems astronomers discovered – they don’t look much like ours at all. Most of them have larger, “super-Earths” – planets smaller than …

Solar System

NASA Satellites Catch a 'Growth Spurt' from a Newborn Protostar

Using data from orbiting observatories, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and from ground-based facilities, an international team of …


A galaxy on the edge

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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5023. Due to its orientation we cannot …


26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE.
By: Dave Stopera

1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

Space Science

Solar eclipse: the view from space - video

Solar Eclipse

NASA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Gemini 3

“Took this today with my telescope and sun filter 🔭🌘👍”

stellar! RT @Avertedvision: Second contact diamond ring seen from the deck of MS Boudicca during today's eclipse.

Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped

The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.

A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …

Space Science

#SolarEclipse ready for tomorrow's eclipse. Please no clouds. ALWAYS USE A FILTER TO LOOK AT THE SUN #StargazingLive

Rosetta makes first detection of molecular nitrogen at a comet

Comet’s orbit

Alternatively, the molecular nitrogen could have been trapped more efficiently at even lower temperatures of around –253ºC in the same …


Distant star-forming galaxies in the early Universe

The LABOCA camera on the ESO-operated 12-metre Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope reveals distant galaxies undergoing the most intense …


STUNNING Photo of Orion Will Overflow Your Brain

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!

One of the …


Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Salty Ocean with More Water Than Earth

A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.

The ocean on …


More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy

More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of …


Europa Dwarfed By Jupiter Is One Of THE Space Pictures Of Our Time

When Voyager first started passing through the solar system in 1977 on its now 36 year (maybe) interstellar journey, no-one could have imagined the images that would have been sent back.

Against all the odds however, the humble spacecraft was able to capture some of the most breathtaking images of …


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Milky Way May Hold Billions of Life-Supporting 'Goldilocks' Planets

Astronomers calculate there could be billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy that may have one to three “Goldilocks” planets each in the habitable …