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Hottest Exoplanet Ever Discovered Shows Us The Ultimate Fate Of Earth

KELT-9b is a gas giant discovered in 2017 orbiting a star in the 600 light-years distant Cygnus constellation. The planet’s orbit around its host star is about 30 times tighter than Earth’s orbit around the Sun; the host star is an A-type main-sequence star with a surface temperature between 7,600 …

Universe

This NASA Video of the Moon's Lunar Landmarks Is Simply Amazing

A new NASA video tour of the moon captures breathtaking views of the lunar surface.<p>Set to Claude Debussy's musical piece "Clair de Lune," this …

Moon Missions

The evolution of space travel -- a new gold rush has begun

As one of the engineers who helped build and launch America’s first spacecraft, I’ve seen first-hand the evolution of getting into space.<p>Today, massive rockets like Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy nail precise landings to recover their own booster rockets. That’s astounding. Because of Musk and the space …

Space Travel

NASA cameras spot extremely bright meteor streak through the sky over Alabama

Dozens of people in the Southeast U.S. were treated to a special cosmic show in the wee hours of Friday morning.<p>An exceedingly bright fireball meteor …

Astronomy

Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tucked inside a former space shuttle parking garage is Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule. It's one of two new private space …

Space Exploration

New Telescope Chases the Mysteries of Radio Flashes and Dark Energy

(Photo: NASA Blueshift)South Africa is becoming one of the world's most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host …

Universe

Astronaut Shares Incredible Photos Of ‘Mind-Blowing’ Aurora Captured From Space

See the stunning aurora photographed from the ISS by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.<p>Those fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis …

Particles

Enceladus' water plumes contain life clues

Enceladus - February 15 2016<br>(Image by Kevin M. Gill) Permission Details DMCA<p>If even simple life is found on a moon, not even a planet, it would at …

Astronomy

Excavation Begins on a Truly Giant New Telescope

The bigger a telescope’s mirrors, the better resolution it has. Excavation has just begun on a new telescope that will be truly enormous, called the …

Universe

Phytoplankton Is Affecting Earth's Climate in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone'

NASA scientists are venturing into the ocean's "twilight zone" to explore how phytoplankton are affecting Earth's climate.<p>Phytoplankton are …

Marine Biology

NASA on Sleeping Mars Opportunity Rover: "We Still Haven't Heard From It"

Mars is kind of a bummer: That place is a hotbed of dynamic dust storms that got so big in recent months that they encircled the entire planet. Those …

This Photo Shows a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection with the Earth for Scale

Space enthusiast and photo processing hobbyist Jason Major created this edit of a NASA photo showing a ginormous coronal mass ejection back on June …

Solar Cycle

This Photo Of A Solar Coronal Mass Ejection Is Beyond Comprehension

​The sun is incomprehensibly big, and as such, most of the things it does are also incomprehensibly big. Case in point: this coronal mass ejection, …

Astronomy

Why won't NASA's Parker Probe melt in Solar atmosphere?

By IANS<p>WASHINGTON: With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question …

Parker Solar Probe

The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Close-up images of asteroid Ryugu captured by spacecraft Hayabusa2

Ryugu is one of 18,000 near-Earth asteroids, which means its orbit could bring it close to Earth.<p>Measuring about one kilometre in diameter, the …

Meteorites

Ultrahot Jupiters Are So Fiery That They Tear Water Apart

A new study uncovered that ultrahot Jupiters have ‘starlike atmospheres’ that make water molecules completely disintegrate on their dayside and be …

Research

The mystery of Jupiter's coloured bands is finally solved! Deep jet streams move clouds of ammonia across the planet to form its white, red, and orange stripes

The mystery underlying Jupiter's characteristic coloured bands has been solved thanks to data from Nasa's probe orbiting around the gas giant.<p>Several …

Astronomy

Mysterious 'Alien' Radio Signal: Here's What You Need to Know

You may have seen recent headlines about a strange radio signal picked up by a Canadian telescope. Some go as far as to say it was caused by all-caps …

Astronomy

What it’s like to photograph planet Earth from space

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield on how to make great photos from the ISS<p>Astronauts get to see Earth from a rarely seen and beautiful perspective, and since the earliest days of humans traveling into space it has been important to capture images of our planet.<p>This responsibility isn’t lost on …

Space Exploration

Mysterious radio signal found in space and astronomers aren't sure where it's coming from

A mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) that hit Earth late last month has been detected. While this type of activity is by no means common, it is not unusual.<p>The part that's puzzling scientists is not the radio burst itself, but the fact that its frequency is nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other …

Universe

Mars Has an Actual Lake

It's looking like Mars has a lake, and it's the first ever to be found on the planet. That finding comes courtesy of Italian researchers who dug …

Mars Express

Jupiter’s moons create invisible ‘killer’ waves that could destroy spacecraft

Here on Earth, electromagnetic waves around the planet are typically pretty calm. When the Sun fires a burst of charged particles at the Earth we are …

Astronomy

Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Captures First Close-Up Image of Ryugu Asteroid

Earlier today, Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft came tantalizingly close to Ryugu, offering an unprecedented view of the asteroid’s boulder-strewn …

Space

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for 6 years now — here's what the red planet's surface looks like up close

The surface of Mars is weird and beautiful.<p>For six years now, since its landing on August 5, 2012, the Mars Curiosity rover has been exploring one area of our next-planet neighbor.<p>Curiosity has spent all of its time in the Gale Crater, where it's traveled just over 12 miles, yet the rover has …

Mars

Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede is generating 'killer' waves of electrons that could wreak havoc for spacecrafts on future missions

Jupiter's largest moon is producing specialist electromagnetic waves – known as chorus waves – at an unprecedented level, new research has shown.<p>The …

Astronomy

A NASA satellite revealed what a lunar eclipse looks like from Mercury

On the night of July 27 and the early morning hours of July 28, sky-watchers across the Eastern Hemisphere were treated to the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.<p>A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth, and moon are directly aligned, and the moon's orbit brings it into Earth's shadow. The …

Lunar Eclipse

Mars and Saturn Are Truly Spectacular in These Hubble Telescope Views

This summer, Mars and Saturn have come pretty close to Earth — and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured every magnificent detail.<p>On July 27, …

Astronomy

Postcards from space: Why do photographs clicked in space have no stars behind?- Technology News, Firstpost

Here is one of the most famous images in history, clicked by the first man on the Moon.<p>Neil Armstrong captures Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin …

Space Station

A Radioactive Molecule Is Detected in Space — An Incredible First!

For the first time ever, scientists have detected a radioactive molecule in space — and it came from an ancient stellar explosion.<p>In the 17th …

Universe