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This Is How Long You'd Survive On Every Planet in the Solar System

For all its issues and faults, Earth is still a beautiful place. Think about it: the colorful sunsets, the warm ocean breeze, dogs, Doritos, the fact …

Planets

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

The ‘Oumuamua’ asteroid has some wondering...<p>It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket.<p>The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of …

Science Fiction

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a ten-episode global TV event, premiers March 2018 on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Women in Tech

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 …

Astronomy

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 …

Space Exploration

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 …

Universe

Why Mars could be humanity’s 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 …

Aliens

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 …

Australian National University

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 …

Exoplanets

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 …

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 …

Milky Way Galaxy

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

<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 are not …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exoplanets

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 …

Paris Air Show

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 …

Silicon Valley

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, …

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 …

Universe

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