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Scientists think they found proof of a parallel universe

Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a car …

Universe

The first trip to Mars will include the longest layover ever

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

NASA

8 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

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Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Space Science

Here’s how the world could end with or without humanity’s help

Humanity has about 100 years left on Earth. That's what theoretical physicist turned apocalyptic prognosticator Stephen Hawking plans to announce in a new documentary for the BBC this summer. What with climate change, deadly pandemics and explosive population growth, Hawking argues, it's only a …

Stephen Hawking

Bad News, Humans: TRAPPIST-1 Is Not the Alien Paradise We Were Hoping For

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻<p>Our newly discovered 'sister solar system' - a seven-planet conga line orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1 - has been …

Flying car successfully completes maiden flight

An electric flying car that promises to revolutionise how we travel has completed its maiden test flight in Germany.<p>Lilium, the company developing the jet-propelled vehicle, says it could eventually change the face of transport by allowing passengers to rapidly travel through cities or commute long …

Aerospace

Secretive space plane lands after nearly two years in orbit

The Boeing-built mini space shuttle is back in the hands of the Air Force after breaking its own unmanned record.<p>Sunday marks the first day since May 2015 that an unmanned US Air Force "space plane" isn't circling the Earth above us doing who knows what.<p>A sonic boom heard over parts of central …

Space

StumbleUpon

Only 10 Light-Years Away, there's a Baby Version of the Solar System

Astronomers are understandanly fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Exoplanets

13 existential risks that have the potential to bring an end to humanity

Human extinction is something that most people probably try not to dwell too much on, but a team at Cambridge University are devoting their lives to studying the matter.<p>Academics, lawyers, scholars, and philosophers at the university's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) are …

Singularity

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

NASA

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 …

Transportation

'Overwatch' Predicts Earth Will Develop Flying Cars by the 2070s

O<i>verwatch</i> is more than just one of Elon Musk’s favorite video games to play — it also predicts the future of human technology as we know it, and it’s …

Overwatch

This Astronomer Just Said We'll Discover 30 Planet Systems Soon

The Breakthrough Discuss Conference kicked off its second and final day on Friday with a presentation from astronomer Michaël Gillon, who specializes …

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting exoplanet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Now, a "super-Earth" has been found 39 light-years away, according to new research in the journal Nature.<p>Researchers believe it may be one of …

Exoplanets

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Lilium Jet claims its can reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft<p>Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased …

Aerospace

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Astronomy

Here's a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

Flying cars are the future, right? In the 1960s, the world imagined a future in which anyone could afford to take a drive above the scenery, but the technology simply never got there.<p>Now, Slovakian startup AeroMobil has announced it will be launching a flying car this year — and unlike their first …

Transportation

NASA has discovered 7 Earth-like planets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away

This tiny star has 7 planets that potentially could be suitable for life.<p>The first step in finding life outside our own planet is to find a planet like our own: small, rocky, and at just the right distance from the star that liquid water could exist on its surface.<p>That’s why an announcement today …

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

The earth's eighth continent is believed a piece of the ancient super-continent Gondwana.<p>Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New …

Melanesia

Asteroid attack? Astronomers ponder fourth close pass of 2017

Yet another space rock is set to give Earth a close shave. We ask a professional sky watcher if we should be freaking out just yet.<p>For the fourth time since the start of 2017, a small celestial body will pass closer to Earth than the distance between us and the moon. Recently discovered asteroid …

Astronomy

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Quantum Mechanics

Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82

The last person to leave footprints on the moon has died. NASA reported that Gene Cernan died Monday at the age of 82, surrounded by his family.<p>Gene Cernan flew in space three times, including twice to the moon. Cernan was big, brash and gregarious. And if he hadn't been lucky, he could have missed …

Moon

Hypothetical Planet Nine May Be A Rogue World Captured By The Sun, Researchers Say

The fabled Planet Nine — or Planet X, if you will — may be a former “rouge planet” that our sun captured long back. This is a theory put forward by …

Universe

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns | Science | DW.COM | 14.12.2016

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

Space Science