Space Science

Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

From any one location on the surface of the Earth, it’s impossible to tell what our planet’s shape is. Having a single vantage point, even with a clear horizon, allows you to see a handful of miles (or kilometers) in any direction, but that can only allow you to place constraints. The Earth could …

Astronomy

'Potentially hazardous' three-mile-wide asteroid to skim Earth just DAYS before Christmas

A massive asteroid is set to skim the Earth on December 16, just over a week before Christmas.<p>The asteroid - named 3200 Phaethon after the Greek …

Astronomy

A Mysterious Galactic Glow Hints at Hidden Pulsars

In 2009, Dan Hooper and his colleagues found a glow coming from the center of our galaxy that no one had ever noticed before. After analyzing …

Physics

Saturn in natural colours

The ring swirling around Saturn consists of chunks of ice and dust. Saturn itself is made of ammonia ice and methane gas. The little dark spot on …

Astronomy

Discovering the First Interstellar Asteroid Olivier Hainaut tells us about a visitor from outside our Solar System

<b>Q: Tell us about how it all began. At what moment did you realise this was such an exciting discovery?</b><p>This object is zooming past the Sun and heading …

Astronomy

Cloud-to-cloud shadow over China

One morning over Hong Kong, a striking shadow cast from one cloud to another. Photos by Cammy Li. Explanation by Matthew Chin.<p>Our friend Matthew Chin …

Science

2017 November 24 - Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

<b>Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Apollo 17 Crew, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt …

Astronomy

James Webb Telescope Emerges From 90 Days Under Lock and Freeze

The James Webb Space Telescope has just emerged into the light after more than 90 days sealed in NASA's giant cryogenic vacuum chamber. The test is …

James Webb Space Telescope

What is the winter solstice and when is the shortest day of the year? - Cornwall Live

If you are one of those who hate when nights are drawing in fast and start at 4pm, you are not going to like this.<p>It's all downhill from here and the …

Astronomy

Spot The Station

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy …

Astronomy

India’s First Astro-Resort Is The Place To Be To Watch The Geminids Meteor Shower This December

With all the smog suffocating our lungs in Delhi, I'm sure we could all do with a weekend away - breathing fresh air and star-gazing.<p>I'm sure you …

Astronomy

Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

Back in October, the announcement that the first interstellar asteroid triggered a flurry of excitement. Since that time, astronomers have conducted …

Space Exploration

How scientists watched a strange object enter our Solar System

A strange object arrives in the Solar System<p>For the first time in history, astronomers have seen an object enter our Solar System. Picked up by the …

Solar System

Where to view the Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 for the best views in the UK

The next meteor shower in the lunar calendar is set to peak soon and it could reveal as many as 100 shooting stars every hour.<p>Providing the skies are …

Astronomy

Spot the Constellation Cetus: Sea Monster or Whale?

In the southern part of the sky at around 9 p.m. this week, you'll find the large constellation Cetus. It's identified as either a whale or a sea …

Astronomy

Removal of FOS

In this image we see an astrononaut removing the Faint Object Spectograph (the black box in the astronaut's hands).<p><b>Credit:</b><p>About the Image<p>Id:<p>fosremoval<p>…

Solar System

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Market 2021 Overview- Opportunities, Vendors, Types, Applications, Forecast 2017-2021

<b>Near Infrared Spectroscopy Market</b> report to delivers information on major drivers, challenges and opportunities in Near Infrared Spectroscopy …

Business Intelligence

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

Environment

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Science

Dark matter and dark energy don't exist, according to a new model of the universe

Dark matter and dark energy—the mystery forces believed to govern the universe—may not exist after all. In a newly developed model, astronomer André …

Dark Matter

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Science

How do you prove that the Earth is older than 10,000 years?

Planet Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. The first primitive forms of life appeared about 4 billion years ago. Natural selection did the …

Research

Bright object shoots through sky as plane lands at Heathrow airport

Video footage from Heathrow has captured the moment an unusual bright object races through the sky as a plane lands at the London Airport.<p>The video, …

Aviation

Watch how SpaceX salvages its $40 million rockets for reuse

In just one year, SpaceX has made rocket landings routine. But we must not forget that this is a giant step toward reusable rockets and a new era of affordable space flight. Michael Wagner with USLaunchReport chronicles the historic return of many of these used rockets and posts them on the …

SpaceX

Our Milky Way

<i>Astronomy</i> magazine’s one-of-a-kind Milky Way poster shows a scientifically accurate depiction of our Milky Way Galaxy and its nearest neighbors, …

Astronomy

Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky

Lightning is nuts. It’s a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground that can kill people. But it can also produce nuclear …

Weather

Gamma rays from lightning found to create antimatter in the air

Lightning is one of Earth's most energetic events, but there's much more to it than just a flashing fork and the rumble of thunder. Lightning strikes …

Science

Lone alien planet has most eccentric orbit ever detected around old giant star - Science News - ABC News

Astronomers have discovered a single alien planet orbiting and elderly giant star with an extraordinarily weird path.<p>Alien planet key points<p>Key points<p>…

Exoplanets

Why Galaxies Come in Different Shapes

Hanging on the walls in countless science classrooms around the world are illustrations of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. You've probably heard of …

Universe

Space Dust Really Can Transport Life From Star to Star

Hitchhiking a ride across the galaxies.<p>The hypothesis of Panspermia states that life exists through the cosmos, and is distributed between planets, …

Science