Astronomy

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 …

Science

Alien lifeforms travelled to Earth on a stream of space dust, scientists claim

Alien organisms may have been carried to Earth on a stream of space dust, scientists have claimed.<p>British researchers said that tiny microbes from …

Nebulas

World’s first manmade meteor shower is actually going to happen, and now we know when

Meteor showers are an awe-inspiring sight, and skywatchers often plan well in advance for their shot at spotting shooting stars as they rain down …

Science

Voyager Spacecraft Leaves the Solar System - The Big Picture

The Voyager mission was only supposed to last four years. But four decades after the launch of Voyager 1 and 2, the spacecraft are still sending back …

Solar System

Uncovering the origins of galaxies' halos

Using the Subaru Telescope atop Maunakea, researchers have identified 11 dwarf galaxies and two star-containing halos in the outer region of a large …

Space Science

Messier 60 - the NGC 4649 Galaxy

<i>Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the elliptical galaxy known as</i> …

Space Science

NASA finishes 100 day cryogenic vacuum test of the James Webb Space Telescope

<b>NASA</b> has unsealed the 40-tonne doors of a 12-meter diameter cryogenic test chamber at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The unsealing …

NASA

2017 November 21 - Big Dipper over Pyramid Mountain

<b>Big Dipper over Pyramid Mountain</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Steve Cullen<p><b>Explanation:</b> When did you first learn to identify this group of stars? Although …

Space Science

How close are we to finding life on other planets?

<b>Opinion: thanks to the discovery in 2017 of four Earth-sized planets orbiting a star on our cosmic doorstep, the prospects of finding</b> …

News (Ireland)

Space-Traveling Dust Might Be Seeding Galaxy with Earth's Organic Particles

By<p>Filed Under Science, Biology & Space Science<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>It’s tempting to think of planets as basically closed-off systems, …

Universe

Solar Dynamics Observatory

Churning Filament<p>A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day (Nov. …

Space Science

Periodic Table of Planets Categorizes Thousands of Alien Worlds

MIT/Carnegie Institution for Science<p>We’ve been discovering planets at a pretty ridiculous rate since we brought the latest generation of telescopes …

Geek

Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

Astronomers recently scrambled to observe an intriguing asteroid that zipped through the solar system on a steep trajectory from interstellar …

Solar System

Next Generation Of The Sloan Digital Sky Survey To See First Light In 2020

By mid-2020, the next and fifth generation of the highly-successful Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) will begin taking continuous optical and infrared spectra across the whole of the celestial sphere.<p>In the process, the $16 million survey will take spectra from more than three million astronomical …

DuPont

How Scientists Identified the Oldest Known Solar Eclipse ... Using the Bible

The new research by two physicists adds to astronomical knowledge—and eoverturns previous Biblical interpretations<p>Comment on this Story

Space Science

World's first man-made meteor shower scheduled for 2019; shooting stars to dazzle night sky over Hiroshima

"I'm thinking of streams of meteors that are rare in nature. It is artificial but I want to make really beautiful ones that can impress viewers," ALE …

Science

Above Rhea

Photojournal: PIA21354<p>November 20, 2017<p>This image is from Cassini's final observation of Saturn's icy moon Rhea (949 miles or 1,527 kilometers …

Space Exploration

Mixed skies with a high of 8 C before rain, snow roll in Tuesday night

After that striking sunrise, Tuesday’s forecast is positively balmy with a high of 8 C and a bit of sun amid the cloud.<p>But by evening, a few showers …

Canadian News

Fern, contrail shadow, singing dunes

It was a beautiful day for natural phenomena in the sky, and on the ground.<p>Did you know that contrails can cast shadows? Fern Zalin Jones wrote with …

Science

1I/2017 U1 'Oumuamua - In Depth | Planets

Discovery The first known interstellar asteroid, 1I/2017 U1 'Oumuamua, was discovered Oct. 19, 2017 by the University of Hawaii's Pan-STARRS1 …

Space Science

Start Up: spot that asteroid!, China’s foreign phone giant, earthquakes in 2018?, and more

<i>The actor Paul Walker died in a car crash. He’s far from alone in the US, which is now an outlier in road deaths. Photo by dfirecop on Flickr.</i><p>A …

Solar System

Aerosols Eddy and Spiral Over Earth in Mesmerizing NASA Simulation

A gorgeous video shows off a weather model from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.<p>The Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) uses data from NASA …

Nasa releases never-seen-before images of Jupiter… and they are breathtakingly beautiful

Jupiter is known mostly for its size and the giant red spot.<p>Juno space probe has sent back a number of images of Jupiter that show the planet from …

Space Science

Bright light in sky captured on video across Florida

- People across Florida saw what appeared to be a large fireball lingering in the western sky Saturday night.<p>Many recorded the slow-falling celestial …

Space Science

Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life

Astronomers expand ideas of how chemistry and geology could affect chances for life on other worlds.<p>Steve Desch can see the future of exoplanet …

Exoplanets

Is dark matter decay causing antimatter to smash into Earth?

Antimatter Abundance<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected something unusual in Earth’s atmosphere — an overwhelming and surprising …

Space

'Hot Spot' Around Red Giant Star May Reveal Sun's Fate

Astronomers have captured a stunning new view of the surface of an aging red giant star, revealing new clues about what the future may hold for our …

Space Science

The First Interstellar Asteroid Is Like Nothing Astronomers Have Ever Seen

`Oumuamua is over 400 meters long, but only about 40 meters wide, and the interstellar asteroid had been flying through unpopulated space for millions of years before it happened to wander close to home.

Universe

Simple Formulas for the Telescope Owner

<i>How to calculate what you need to know about your telescopes, oculars, and binoculars.</i>I am about as far from being a mathematician as it is possible …

Cameras

Cosmic snake pregnant with stars

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that …

Universe