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The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Universe

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

Planets

Going to Mars Might Be Twice as Deadly as We Thought

We need to science the sh*t out of that problem now.<p>NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it …

Magnetism

Astronomers observe an object in space unlike anything they've seen before

Astronomers recently observed a type of object in space unlike anything we’ve come across before. 288P is a binary asteroid – or two asteroids …

Largest ever recorded asteroid passes Earth

Scientists have filmed the largest ever recorded asteroid and its moons as it made a near-earth fly-by.<p>Radar images captured the astral body, called …

We Finally Have Data on Which Nearby Stars Could Send Comets Crashing Into Earth

Long term survival planning.<p>By estimating the paths of several hundred thousand stars in the Milky Way galaxy, scientists have sketched out some …

Why Mars could be humanities final stop in space exploration

Since the moon landing we have been dreaming of setting foot onto another surface that is not the moon. Minds have been set alight by the thought we …

NASA greets Earth-buzzing asteroid Florence in September

A large asteroid named Florence will thrill astronomers when it comes in for a September flyby of Earth.<p>Say hello to Florence. Florence is an asteroid.<p>Florence is 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) across and will come within a celestial spitting distance of Earth on Sept. 1 when it closes to within around …

Space Exploration

We Finally Know Which Groundbreaking Period in Earth's History Gave Rise to The First Animals

We're all so lucky to be here today.<p>Over half a billion years ago our planet experienced the mother of all ice ages. One that not only turned Earth …

What Will Happen in the Next 100 Trillion Years?

Spoiler alert: heat death is coming.<p>A previous video from RealLifeLore explored what will happen to our home in the universe over the next billion years. But a billion years is hardly the end of time, as is proven in this video about the next 100 trillion years of the universe. As anyone with a …

Universe

An 'absolutely phenomenal' discovery hints 4 Earth-size planets may orbit the closest sun to our own

• <b>Astronomers have detected what may be four roughly Earth-size planets orbiting Tau Ceti, the nearest sun-like star.</b>• <b><br>Two of the worlds appear to orbit within Tau Ceti's habitable zone, though a cloud of debris and asteroids may pose a threat to any life on them.</b>• <b><br>If the result is confirmed, independent</b> …

Exoplanets

Scientists find two potentially habitable 'super-Earths' orbiting star

Two potentially habitable "super-Earths" orbit a star just 12 light years away that is our nearest sun-like neighbour, scientists have discovered.<p>The …

Universe

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius …

Astrophysics

Ancient Impacts Shaped the Structure of the Milky Way

Understanding how the Universe came to be is one of the greater challenges of being an astrophysicist. Given the observable Universe’s sheer size …

Universe

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

BBC News<p><b>Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.</b><p>For many, however, teleportation evokes something much more exotic. Is a world previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?<p>Well, sort of. But we …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any …

Astronomy

So, you want to terraform Mars? Here's one way to do it.

Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years.<p>Mars is known as the Red Planet, but we could color it green. By unleashing greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s heat—something humans happen to be very good at—we could build a warmer, breathable atmosphere that protects our …

Planets

In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

Several years ago, when Garrett Graff was working at <i>Washingtonian</i> magazine<i>,</i> a coworker brought him a lost ID badge that he'd found on the floor of a parking garage.<p>"It was a government ID for someone from the intelligence community, and he gave it to me since I write about that subject, and he's …

Simon & Schuster

NASA Has Discovered Hundreds of Potential New Planets - And 10 May Be Like Earth

Astronomers are ecstatic.<p>NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly …

The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious

The Paris Airshow kicks off Monday, offering the denizens of the aviation world their biennial chance to gather round. They'll ogle the latest …

Think Wind Turbines and Solar Panels Are Fads? Think Again

Wind power and solar power generated 10% of U.S. electricity in March, and both sources continue to grow at a rapid clip, displacing more-expensive …

Renewable Energy

These are the top cities for corporate innovation

If you’re looking for a creatively charged environment to start your next company, check out this list of the top 10 cities for corporate innovation in North America.<p>Innovation Leader, which, as the name implies, is a magazine and website focused on innovation in large companies, has just released …

Elon Musk releases 15-page manifesto explaining how humans will colonize Mars

Long gone are the days of dreaming about space travel and seemingly impossible inventions, thanks to science and geniuses such as Elon Musk, …

The Sun's "evil" twin is probably lurking beyond the Solar System

Since the 1980s, astronomers have been searching for the Sun's "evil" twin, dubbed Nemesis due to its habit of slinging deadly asteroids our way …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what Earth will look like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>We will not survive to</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Highways Of The Future Will Look Very Different From Today

From glow-in-the-dark roads to self-healing surfaces, future roadways will need to get smarter to accommodate traffic that is growing around the world.<p>It may seem hard to imagine, but in the future, there’s likely to be even more traffic on the roads than today. Globally, vehicle volumes on roads …

Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity

<i>Want to ask Ray Kurzweil questions about his future predictions? Futurism is bringing you access to join A360D for a live AMA with Ray Kurzweil and</i> …