Astronomy

What is the Fermi Paradox?

Ever since scientists began to grasp the staggering scale of the universe, we’ve wondered if there was other intelligent life out there. It certainly …

Curiosity rover finds cracked mud on Mars !

We seem to be a step closer to digging up dirt on Mars and its watery history! The Curiosity rover has struck gold and found what scientists suggest …

Space Exploration

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

Space Science

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Building The Greatest Space Telescope Of All

So, you want to see farther back into the Universe than ever before? To discover how it grew up; to measure the first stars and galaxies; to view it in a new way and to higher precision than ever before? In principle, it’s a straightforward challenge. Just build a larger primary mirror to gather …

Science

First Pictures of Earth and Moon Taken from Mars and Saturn

In a series of images taken from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 127 million miles away from Earth, the watery planet and its moon are pictured …

Space

The two questions that determine your scientific literacy

If you think you can just take a test and demonstrate your scientific literacy, think again.<p><i>“Through basic science literacy, people can understand</i> …

Cosmology

NASA Will Visit A Metal-Rich Asteroid Worth 'Quadrillions'

$10,000 quadrillion to be exact...<p>In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it.<p>Located in the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and believed to be the core of a long-dead planet, this floating …

Space

Is Titan the better Mars? Why we should really consider Saturn’s Moon for space colonization.

If you think of space colonization, you’ll always seem to end up on the Red Planet. There’s a massive media presence suggesting that’s the best and …

A catalog of habitable zone exoplanets

The last two decades have seen an explosion of detections of exoplanets, as the sensitivity to smaller planets has dramatically improved thanks …

Exoplanets

Watch NASA's Prototype Mars Rover Cruise Along in 360-Degree Video

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shared an immersive 360-degree video taken from the perspective of one of its prototype rovers as it navigates …

Space Exploration

Extremely Large Telescope's Massive and Unusual Mirrors - Quick Look | Animation

The European Extremely Large Telescope [E-ELT] will have the largest convex mirror ever produced and an unusual concave tertiary mirror. The European …

Space Science

NASA Plans Mission To Visit Metal Asteroid That Could Be Worth Quadrillions

Dwarf planet Ceres was seen in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this undated artist's conception …

Space

The Milky Way is 392 Decillion Times More Massive Than The Heaviest Thing We’ve Ever Weighed

The universe is so unfathomably huge that our tiny human brains can barely imagine just how big it really is out there. Case in point, a paper …

Space Science

The First Sighting of a Black Hole

The center of the galaxy doesn’t look like much, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the night sky is sufficiently dark to see the …

Space

Curiosity Mars rover gets a close-up of mud cracks on Red Planet

The latest discovery could serve as evidence that Mars used to experience wetter conditions followed by drying periods.<p>January 18, 2017 —Scientists …

Space Exploration

Colossal diamond’s eerie glow Earns It a Fiery Name

Several weeks before it went on display in mid-November at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, minerals curator Jeff Post stood in …

Smithsonian

Astronomers now believe there are more than 2 trillion galaxies in the universe!

A new revelation has been made about the universe, which states that it comprises a minimum of 2 trillion galaxies! This is approximated to be 20 times greater than previously believed.<p><b>Also Read:</b> <b>Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust!</b><p>An international team of astronomers from University …

Space Science

Mapping the multiverse: How far away is your parallel self?

By<p>SOME of your doppelgängers mimic your every thought and action, only with a snazzier haircut. Some live in a world where the Nazis won the second …

Cosmology

Sun Spots Are More Terrifying Than Ever in New Close

Here comes the Sun, in all its terrifying glory.<p>New up-close-and-personal shots from the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile …

Space Science

The First Human Voice on Mars is Black

In 2012, NASA scientists achieved a remarkable feat: beaming a human voice to Earth from another planet for the first time in history.<p>The planet was …

Space

Astronomers Have Photographed Hidden Details in the Sun

Hypnotising.<p>Astronomers have managed to reveal all-new details about a great, yawning 'hole' in our Sun that's nearly twice the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

Space Science

Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy

Potential large-scale solutions to combat the influence that humans have on Earth's rising temperatures may directly affect astronomers.<p>During one of …

Environmentalism

Modern Cosmology Turns 100

A mere two years after completing his daring General Theory of Relativity in 1915 — where gravity is interpreted as resulting from the curvature of space and time around a massive body — Albert Einstein wrote a daring article, taking on the whole universe under his new lens.<p>Given that mass tells …

Cosmology

Sparkling Photos of Flowers Glowing Under Intense UV Light

Just when we thought there was no possible way someone could capture flowers in a fresh and unique way, we stumbled across the work of Craig Burrows. …

Photography

Hey Guys, Let’s Go to the Moon; A New CuriosityStream Series Explains Why We Should

So much of the current attention on space exploration is focused on Mars — Matt Damon getting stuck there in <i>The Martian</i>, NatGeo’s recent <i>Mars</i> …

Space

Astronomy Picture of the Week – The CMB

*opens door* *dusts off cobwebs*Time to get this started back up, too. And I’m doing that with this ridiculously amazing image. Now… I absolutely had …

Cosmology

CBS Orders A Pilot About NASA From The Author Of ‘The Martian’

Despite all the jokes about Matt Damon constantly needing to be rescued, <i>The Martian</i> was one of the highest-grossing films of 2015. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Based on the debut science-fiction novel of author Andy Weir (who …

Space Exploration

See Mercury First, Then Have Breakfast

<b>Late sunrises make it easy to follow the parade of planets at dawn, including a nice apparition of Mercury this week and three successive lunar</b> …

Space Science

Merging Galaxies Have a Violent Black Hole Particle Accelerator at Their Core

Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth. It's …

Space Science

'The Martian' author to make NASA TV drama with CBS

'Mission Control' will focus on a new generation of astronauts on a critical voyage to space.<p>It's been a while since we've had a fictional TV series based around the present-day exploits of the folks at NASA. That's all set to change with the news that CBS has commissioned a pilot for a drama about …

NASA