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This Is The Clearest View of The Centre of The Milky Way to Date, And It Is Breathtaking

This is the blazing heart of our galaxy.<p>A mega new telescope has captured the clearest view to date of the centre of our Milky Way.<p>The fiery image …

Universe

Space looks better than ever, thanks to the ESO’s HAWK-I imager

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile is being fitted with new a new optics module that will allow it to take some of the sharpest images of the cosmos yet, and on Wednesday just got a stunning first look.<p>The image above features the super star cluster known as RCW 38, which is located some 5,500 …

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These 6 skyscrapers will transform the New York City skyline forever | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

New York City is undergoing an architectural renaissance with the construction of breathtaking towers with impeccable looks and a sense of grandeur. …

Skyscrapers

Elon Musk: No aliens means more planets for us

Elon Musk just really wants us to get out and see the universe, even if there are no aliens waiting to greet us anywhere.<p>It's often assumed there must be intelligent life somewhere else in the universe simply because the place if so unfathomably huge. And yet, we've surveyed an awful lot of space …

Universe

We may have answered the Fermi Paradox: We are alone in the universe

Alien life should be everywhere. The sheer abundance of stars in the universe (the number far outstrips the total number of grains of sand on every beach on Earth) suggests that, somewhere, an intelligent lifeform should be warming itself on a distant planet. Even if life evolves rarely, ET should …

Universe

Mars Is Passe. Venus Is the Real Next Frontier

Research missions to the second rock from the sun could help us understand our own planet as well.<p>Mars has long been heralded as the next planet …

Space Science

Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars

In puffs of gas from rocks more than 3 billion years old dug up by one of NASA's robotic explorers on Mars, scientists have identified several complex organic molecules — possible building blocks for ancient life.<p>It's not aliens. (It's never aliens.)<p>But it is “consistent with the past presence of …

Solar Wind

NASA Is About to Announce a Massively Exciting Mars Discovery

Here's what we know so far!<p>At 2 pm EDT (6 pm UTC) this Thursday, NASA will have a big Mars announcement to make.<p>As with most announcements of …

Scientists believe alien life may exist in other universes after discovering a mysterious 'force'

Alien life could exist in other universes, according to a group of scientists studying a mysterious force known as dark energy.<p>Previous theories suggested our universe has the perfect amount of dark energy, which acts against gravity and is making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.<p>It was …

A Helicopter on Mars? NASA Wants to Try

NASA currently has two cars roaming Mars — the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers. But the next one it will send there will carry a vehicle with a new approach for planetary exploration: a helicopter.<p>The space agency announced the decision on Friday to add a small helicopter — about four pounds with …

Jet Propulsion

New ESA Orbiter Might Explain Why Venus Went So Wrong

Envision, a new Venus orbital mission proposal, has been selected for further study and possible launch by 2032, the European Space Agency (ESA) reports. If ESA selects the proposal as the fifth medium-class mission in its ‘Cosmic Vision’ program, the orbiter should enable planetary scientists to …

Astronomy

Scientists Say Our Sun's Death Will Be Even Creepier Than We Thought

Our sun is still in its glory years at the ripe age of 4.5 billion years. In about 10 billion years, the sun’s core will lose massive amounts of …

Universe

Is this proof aliens lived on Mars? Ancient warrior woman spotted in Nasa image

Is this proof an ancient alien civilisation lived on Mars?<p>The latest images from the Curiosity rover suggest an extraterrestrial army once roamed the …

Bees on Mars: Nasa funds swarm of robotic insects for exploring Red Planet

A swarm of robotic bees, nimble enough to fly across the surface of Mars and explore the Red Planet’s nooks and crannies, is being funded by Nasa.<p>The cyber-insects, dubbed Marsbees, are the size of bumblebees but have giant wings to generate sufficient lift to hover in the Martian atmosphere, which …

Elon Musk Wants to Blanket the World With the Best Satellite Internet Service Ever. The FCC Just Said Yes

SpaceX got conditional approval to launch 4,425 satellites into low-Earth orbit.<p>How do you feel about your internet service provider options? If you're not wild about them, you may get a new alternative within a few years, thanks to the ever-innovative Elon Musk. His company SpaceX recently …

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Science Confirms That Antarctica is Screwed — And So Are We

via pixabay<p>By now you should be more than aware of how bad the… er… climate situation is on Earth. If you’re not: humanity is attacking itself and …

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test and claims revealing the future could put him in danger

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Earth's Poles Will Eventually Flip, So What Then?

From animal migrations to human communications, a reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles could seriously mess with life as we know it.<p>Many facets of our lives depend on the Earth’s magnetic field, anchored by the North and South poles, from the electrical grid that powers our computers to the …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now …

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Astronomy

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 …

Astronomy

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 …

Astronomy

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 global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C 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 …

Nature

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 …

Astronomy

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 …

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 …

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 …