Space

A Newly Discovered Asteroid Just Passed Super Close by Earth

A newly discovered asteroid, named 2017 HV2, passed very nearby Earth at about 6:04 p.m. Eastern on Sunday evening. The asteroid was initially …

Astronomy

Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a video featuring data from their Gaia mission. Gaia is an effort to make a 3D map of the Milky …

Astronomy

Introducing Steve - a Newly Discovered Astronomical Phenomenon

What the hell is that thing?<p>If there is one thing social media teaches us today, it's not to leave naming rights up to the hive mind.<p>Move over Boaty …

Astronomy

NASA captures incredible image of Earth from 870 million miles away

<b>NASA spacecraft has captured an incredible image of Earth – pictured between the rings of Saturn.</b><p>Tragic photo of father saying hello and goodbye to …

Solar System

Chinese Space Program: Tianzhou-1 Cargo Ship Docks With Orbiting Lab Tiangong-2

China’s ambitious space program took another big step forward over the weekend when the country’s indigenously developed Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft …

Space Travel

What our Milky Way looks like from space

Composite image of 2 spiral galaxies – edge-on galaxy NGC 4302 and face-on galaxy NGC 4298 – offered in celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s …

Astronomy

This gorgeous new photo of Earth from space is our global #inspo of the day

In celebration of Earth Day, SpaceX released a jaw-dropping photo of Earth from its recently retrieved first stage rocket booster, Falcon 9. It’s a …

SpaceX

President Trump to Congratulate Astronaut Peggy Whitson on Record-Breaking Time in Space

The Iowa native broke the record for spending the longest time in space of any U.S. astronaut.

NASA

KFC plans to send its new Zinger sandwich into space for some reason

Why it matters to you<p>KFC hopes that a space trip for its Zinger will ultimatley lead to more sales of its new chicken sandwich.<p>If approaching aliens …

Space Travel

Space May Be Next Frontier for Earth's Crude Oil Giants: Analyst - Bloomberg

The Middle East has an outsize impact on energy here on Earth. One analyst thinks some regional powerhouses may leverage that role into the …

Space Travel

Stunning time-lapse captures 'light show in the sky' meteor shower as 100,000mph rocks burn up in space

Stunning time-lapse footage shows a beautiful meteor shower, featuring dozens of shooting stars, as rocks hurtling towards Earth's surface are burnt …

Astronomy

Cosmic fireworks over Paranal

In this incredible panorama, the night sky above ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) displays our cosmic neighbourhood in all its glory.<p>The VLT is …

Astronomy

How Elon Musk Started SpaceX: Co-Founder Says Rockets To Mars Was Always The Plan

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jim Cantrell.</i><p>I helped Elon start the company and all of these answers are spot on. He still has …

SpaceX

US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks American spaceflight record

Whitson, 57, broke the record for the most cumulative time in space by an American astronaut early Monday, streaking past the 534-day record held by …

NASA

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2: a scientist's review

Star-Lord Peter Quill and the gang are back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 opens in cinemas from today in another outing of the galactic …

Astronomy

Far-Out Films: NASA Footage to Star in Space Movie Competition

Calling all filmmakers! NASA wants you to make a movie using the agency's own images and footage of space.<p>The CineSpace Short Film Competition asks …

NASA

Astronomers Discover The Largest Known Planet That Orbits Two Suns

In June 2016, astronomers announced the largest ever circumbinary planet -- that is, a planet that orbits not one, but two, stars. Though other …

Astronomy

Understanding the Concept of Time

Time can be perceived differently depending on the object and the situation. For example, it takes a photon around 8 and a half minutes to travel …

Space Science

These Five Companies Are Creating The Opportunity Of The Century

History has shown that a single event can launch the dreams of a generation, and this one is hanging right over your head! (You have noticed it, right?)<p>Moonshot<p>I grew up in what I like to call the Apollo Generation. We were lucky enough to be born at a time when we could witness man's first steps …

Space Exploration

Sh2-308: Hubble Spies A Shell Of Gas Surrounding A Nearby Wolf-Rayet Star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning image of a nebula located 5,200 light-years from Earth. Located in the …

Astronomy

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo's wildlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."<p>"Even if I or …

Astronomy

What Would Happen If The Sun Disappeared?

Early scientists thought that the effects of the sun's disappearance would be instantaneous, and that even if we didn't notice its absence visually, …

Astronomy

Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997, has begun its final trip, which will end in its eventual destruction on Saturn. It recently sent back a picture of Earth from 870 million miles away.

Solar System

How Much Closer To The Sun Does The Moon Travel?

Does the Moon get closer to the Sun than the Earth?<p>In order to tackle this question, we have to understand a bit about the geometry of the solar system, and how both the planets and the moons which orbit those planets behave.<p>Most of the planets in the solar system circle the Sun in a very thin …

Solar System

Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas

This figure illustrates the unexpected and bizarre pattern of daytime temperatures found on Saturn's small inner moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 …

Solar System

Space photos by bradley van der straeten architects i homify

Greenwich<p>The property was originally divided into two single storey apartments. Our brief was to convert the property back into one house on a tight …

Architecture

Space Travel Changes The Shape of Astronauts' Hearts

From feelings of weightlessness to literally out-of-this-world views, the life of an astronaut is something to be envied—most of the time. …

Space Travel

The Irish Constellation

Now that everybody’s confessing everything, I’m ready to confess that, until about five years ago, I was under the impression that the constellation Orion was the constellation O’Ryan. I thought of it as the Irish constellation, sort of the way that actors refer to “Macbeth” as “the Scottish play.” …

Astronomy

The Space Village and NASA at SVCC 2017

Space Exploration

Call for Entries: Italian Castle Observatory and Resort Competition

YAC – Young Architects Competitions –launches Observatory Houses, an open architectural competition aiming at the design of a hotel-observatory in …

Astronomy