Space Science

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Astrophysics

NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird

Juno’s Revelations<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just revealed a wealth of new information about our Solar System’s biggest resident, Jupiter, and it’s …

Space Exploration

How a Total Solar Eclipse Helped Prove Einstein Right About Relativity

The event will be a great opportunity to revisit a groundbreaking experiment that occurred during a total solar eclipse, and helped confirm Albert …

Astronomy

Viewing the Vermin Galaxy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is famous for its jaw-dropping snapshots of the cosmos. At first glance this Picture of the Week appears to be …

Astronomy

ISS Will Study Neutron Stars After SpaceX June 1 Cargo Mission For NASA

Of all the strange and mysterious things in space that us humans and our machines can observe, few come close to neutron stars when it comes to …

Neutron Stars

NASA fast-tracks mission to asteroid worth £8,000 quadrillion – which would crash the world economy

NASA has fast-tracked a mission to an asteroid so full of metallic iron and nickel that it’s worth £8,000 quadrillion – and would crash Earth’s …

Space Exploration

Look Up: Jupiter And Saturn Will Light Up The Night Skies in June

Mark your calendars!<p>Summer soon arrives, and the big planets <b>Jupiter</b> and <b>Saturn</b> will entertain evening onlookers, Venus will distract morning dog …

Astronomy

NASA's newest photo of Jupiter will blow your mind

Lately, NASA's Cassini orbiter has been delivering some stunning photos from its trips around Saturn, but that's not the only fancy camera floating around a nearby planet. The agency's Juno spacecraft has been hanging out around Jupiter for nearly a year now, and it just delivered one of the most …

Astronomy

Scientists Propose a New Planetary Object That Could Change Everything

A new type of planetary object has been proposed this month which scientists are calling a synestia. While this doughnut-shaped object may have been …

Universe

ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, World’s Biggest Yet, Starts Construction In Chile

After 12 years of planning and consultations, work on the world’s largest telescope yet began Friday in northern Chile. The European Southern …

Astronomy

ISRO is developing the technologies necessary for an indigenous human spaceflight programme

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) facility at Sriharikota is in a flurry of activity as the Indian space agency gears up for the <b>maiden</b> …

Space Travel

Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

1 of 30<p>Amazing Images<p>A total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, wowing skywatchers from Oregon to South Carolina. Here are amazing …

Astronomy

Getting to Know Black Holes: The Universe’s Best Killers

There are many mysteries in the world of science. One such phenomenon that’s always been a bit of a dark horse and caused many a sleepless night for …

Astrophysics

A Gorgeous Flyby of Jupiter Made with Photos from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Every 53 days, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flies close to Jupiter and travels from the giant gas planet’s north pole to and past its south pole, shooting …

Astrophotography

Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space

Credit: agsandrew/Shutterstock.com<p>A new study may help reveal the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance that is pushing the universe to …

Dark Energy

'Huge naked-eye beams': spectacular aurora australis lights up the southern skies

Onlookers were treated to a stellar show on Sunday when the phenomena appeared above Tasmania and New Zealand’s South Island<p>The southern-most points of Australia and New Zealand have been treated to an extraordinary spectacle as unusually colourful aurora australis lights swept across the …

Astronomy

Test of general relativity could potentially generate new gravitational models

A UCLA-led team has discovered a new way of probing the hypothetical fifth force of nature using two decades of observations at W. M. Keck …

Physics

Motorized Solar System Lets You Play God

If you like to learn about space, the planets and stars, this desktop Solar System might be just for you. It’s motorized allowing the planets to …

Solar System

China's new space telescope will scan Milky Way to unearth secrets that are probably still unknown to NASA

China will soon come up with a new space telescope, which will try to solve many mysteries of the universe, including finding many black holes and neutron stars that are through to be hidden in our Milky Way galaxy. The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), which is claimed to be China's first …

Universe

BEAM's first year on ISS expands potential of inflatable space habitats

Blasting equipment into space is a costly venture, so finding ways to reduce weight and size is crucial. Last year, the Bigelow Expandable Activity …

NASA

French nanosatellite to observe planet Beta Pictoris b transiting its star

Artist’s rendering of the nanosatellite PicSat. Image Credit: Paris Observatory / LESIA<p>A small satellite developed by Paris Observatory is currently …

Exoplanets

Nasa is all set to announce first ever mission to 'touch the Sun'

The space agency is set to launch its solar probe that will break its own record.<p>Nasa is set to make a big announcement about its first ever mission …

Space Exploration

GOLD RUSH IN SPACE China plans to build asteroid ‘bases’ to mine TRILLIONS of dollars worth of precious metals – and take on the US

Beijing's bid to mine space rocks could bring so much wealth back to Earth that it crashes the planet's economy<p>CHINA plans to build a base on an …

Space Exploration

Waving Goodbye

Photojournal: PIA21329<p>May 29, 2017<p>Before Cassini entered its Grand Finale orbits, it acquired unprecedented views of the outer edges of the main ring …

Astronomy

2017 May 29 - Beneath Jupiter

<b>Beneath Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran<p><b>Explanation:</b> Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA's Juno …

Astronomy

NASA Honors John F. Kennedy's Space Legacy on His 100th Birthday

He was the American president who aimed an entire country at the moon, and for that NASA will always remember.<p>President John F. Kennedy, born 100 …

NASA

India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is on track to get a major upgrade by 2018

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (<b>GMRT</b>), located about ten kilometers east of Narayangaon on the Pune-Nasik highway (NH50) is getting a major …

Universe

Messier 44 - The Beehive Cluster (Praesepe)

<i>Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at that buzzing nest of stars – the Beehive Cluster!</i><p>…

Astronomy

How The Universe Would Look If You Could See Radio Waves

For an even more spectacular viewing experience, the “Gleamoscope” tool (below) lets you see the universe as it appears across the electromagnetic …

Universe

Auroras over the South Pole

A strong G3-class geomagnetic storm sparked auroras over both poles of Earth this past weekend. Hunter Davis, at the South Pole, captured images.<p>On …

Astronomy