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Absence of gravitational-wave signal extends limit on knowable universe

Imagine an instrument that can measure motions a billion times smaller than an atom that last a millionth of a second. Fermilab's Holometer is …


Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …


10 billion years ago, our sky was full of stars being born

Light pollution and city living mean that we don't often get to enjoy the full splendor of the night's sky. Ten billion years ago, however, it would have been hard to ignore. The image above shows how the night's sky would have looked 10 billion years ago during our galaxy's "baby boom" phase.<p>At …


Thank our lucky planets: Jupiter may have paved the way for Earth

A fascinating new study offers fresh clues about the origins of mankind — and his home planet<p>In Greco-Roman mythology Jupiter is the king of the gods, a deity who destroyed an older race of titans to become the jealous and vengeful lord of heaven and Earth.<p>Strange though it may seem, scientific …

Space History Photo: A test model of the Applications Technology Satellite (ATS) is seen on Sept, 30, 1973, during checkout activity to see if the satellite's 30-feet diameter umbrella-shaped antenna would unfold properly in a space vacuum. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6t37

New Android App Makes it Easier to Use Your Phone While Stargazing

Ever have to take a call while stargazing, or do you use astronomical apps on your phone, only to have the white screen ruin your night vision? A new …

Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

Space Exploration

The violent birth of neutron stars

Unfortunately (or luckily!) the processes in the center of exploding stars cannot be reproduced in the laboratory and many solar masses of …

Voyager 1 Explores Final Frontier of Our 'Solar Bubble'

Data from Voyager 1 suggest the spacecraft is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.

How does spacetime get bent?

In Einstein's universe, spacetime is supposed to be some crazy rubber sheet full of folds and bends. But the idea of curved space is not the most …


Chris Hadfield's Incredible Description of Spacewalking

Chris Hadfield