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NASA's Juno spacecraft is nearing its suicidal rendezvous with Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft is closing in on Jupiter and it has a new photo to prove it.<p>The Jupiter-bound satellite is expected to enter orbit around the …

Jupiter awaits arrival of Juno - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A team led by Leigh Fletcher of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom are presenting new images of Jupiter at the UK's Royal Astronomical …

Messier 16 (M16) - The Eagle Nebula

<i>Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the Messier 16 open star cluster – aka. The</i> …

Russia's Plan To Spin Off a New Space Station From the ISS

The end of the International Space Station may not be the end after all.<p>The potential breakup of an international alliance is now brewing, and no, we're not talking about Brexit. This one is happening above our heads.<p>Russia's main contractor in human space flight just detailed its plans to separate …

Space Exploration

New NASA tech could provide the entire solar system with internet

NASA is celebrating the first deployment of new technology at the International Space Station (ISS) that makes it much easier, faster, and more …

Internet of Things

The Highest-Resolution Thermal Images of Jupiter Yet

Next week, on July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, thrusting itself into orbit around the solar system’s largest planet. At the …

Helium shortage could be solved by new life-saving discovery

Scientists might finally have overcome a global shortage of helium – potentially saving millions of lives in the process.<p>Helium might be best known …

Let's grow a baby universe in a supercomputer, watch black holes collide

Good idea, LIGO. Definitely better than throwing cans at cars from the overpassPhysicists have created simulations that predict the rate at which …

Gravitational Waves

You Can See 5 Bright Planets in the Night Sky: Here's How

Skywatchers, get set. All five naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter — are appearing together in the pre-dawn sky for the …

2016 January 5 - The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen Sulfur and Oxygen

<b>The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen, Sulfur, and Oxygen</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> John Nemcik<p><b>Explanation:</b> The majestic Lagoon Nebula is filled with hot gas …

Huge asteroid which 'could cause earthquakes and volcanoes' to skim past Earth TODAY

Scientists now believe this asteroid, and some others, could be even bigger than calculated as it is thought part of their mass may have been …

Astronomy

No Water Required: Mars Gullies Caused By 'Dry Ice'?

More than a decade ago, NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor returned stunning images of gullies shaped like water-carved streams on Earth, raising the …

What is the biggest star in the Universe?

Look up at the night sky and it is filled with stars. But only a microscopic fraction are visible to the naked eye. In fact, there are estimated to …

Big History
Astronomy

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Astrophysics

The Google Lunar X Prize team that wants to mine the Moon now has a ride to space

Moon Express will send its lander to the lunar surface using Rocket Lab's Electron rockets<p>A second team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition has secured a rocket to take its lunar lander into space. Moon Express — a California-based company that wants to eventually mine the Moon — will launch …

Space Travel

Fargo aliens: What happened?

Yes, we have definitive proof that aliens exist. At least on <i>Fargo</i>.<p>Ever since those unearthly lights first descended upon the massacre at the waffle …

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.<p>The video, …

Hawaii Supreme Court pulls construction permit for one of the world's largest telescopes

A long-awaited Hawaii Supreme Court ruling Wednesday invalidating a construction permit for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes …

Marine Biology

Climbing On Mount Denali

Outdoor tips for winter hiking and camping enthusiasts

Experts say city folk sometimes have a 'false sense of security' when it comes to winter activities<p>Some people want to head out and enjoy nature at …

Camping

Japanese Spacecraft Captures Incredible Picture Of Earth And The Moon In 'Pale Blue Dot' Moment

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has captured what could be one of the best images of Earth seen in recent years.<p>The spacecraft was able to take the …

More Than Half Of Kepler's Giant Exoplanets Are False Positives

When you look up at the twinkling stars in the sky, you might expect that they’re not so different from our own Sun. In some ways they are: they burn through the nuclear fuel in their core and give off tremendous amounts of light and heat, which make their way across many light years to our eyes. …

Universe

Trees Face Global Extinction Threat

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b><i>This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network.</i><p>LONDON — More than half of all tree …

This Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Has A Blue Sky Like Earth

Astronomers can learn a lot about a planet using very little. In this specific case, a team of researchers was able to find out that the sky of an …

National Geographic Travel