NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovered Artificial Megastructure Built By An Advanced Alien Civilization

The Kepler telescope doesn’t just search for small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars, it can also find numerous space phenomena like star spots, …


This bizarre lava-covered planet has an atmosphere that could support life

You are alive right now and able to read this article in part because of Earth's plush atmosphere, a blanket about 60 miles thick. Its most plentiful …


James Webb Space Telescope Will 'Perfect Its Own Vision' in Orbit (Video)

NASA engineers will focus the James Webb Space Telescope from afar once it reaches space — and a new video from the agency shows how.<p>The James Webb …

James Webb Space Telescope

The complicated history of surfing – TED Ed

At the Las Varas del Zumajo estate in the La Mancha region of Spain, expert axemen carefully harvest the thick exterior bark from cork oak trees. …

Mauna Kea

Voyager 1 Spotted from Earth with VLBA and GBT Telescopes - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Share This:<p>Earlier this year, the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array telescope turned its gaze to NASA’s famed Voyager 1 and …


SpaceX Zuma launch: How and when to watch the mysterious payload blast off

SpaceX is launching a top-secret payload into space today, and while we can’t know what’s in it, we do get to watch it go up.<p>Aside from the most basic facts (“Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the Zuma spacecraft to low-Earth orbit) about the mission, Space X has kept mum about the launch, which is …


Time lapse captures stunning view of the night sky in Hawaii

Video shows the sunrise from Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii.


At Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Pacers Connections Run Deep

Talk to any basketball player, no matter how far their careers took them, and they'll likely tell you their fondest memories are from high …

Steve Alford

Mystery of Pluto's Super-Cold Weather Solved

The more we learn about Pluto, the more interesting the little world becomes.<p>Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto's atmosphere are responsible for the …


Hazy skies cool down Pluto

Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries.<p>Pluto’s atmosphere is even more bone-chillingly …


A layer of haze keeps Pluto’s atmosphere extremely cold

It’s cold to start with, all that way from the sun. But at -203°C, the observed temperature of Pluto’s atmosphere is around 30 degrees colder than it …

James Webb Space Telescope

Probing the mysteries of the Cosmic Snake

It sounds like a creation myth, but the Cosmic Snake is more like a trick of the light. Richard A Lovett reports.



SEVEN DAYS<p>New Delhi smog, death-sentence appeal and a porpoise setback<p>The week in science: 11–16 November 2017.<p>PDF version<p><b>EVENTS</b><p><b>Delhi chokes on thick</b> …

Eli Lilly

A Perfect Weekend on Hawaii Island

The perfect weekend begins when you wake up at the Kohala Coast’s oceanfront Hilton Waikoloa Village, a resort so idyllic that island residents use …


Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe

The Horse and the Dragon<p>Using further observations obtained with ALMA, the astronomers spotted carbon monoxide and water vapour in this object, and …


NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed

Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, …


Next Generation Telescope Selects First Proposals From Scientific Community

There’ve been some incredible images of the James Webb Space Telescope, the next generation telescope and successor to the Hubble. But we’re not …


Working on Hubble telescope for NASA a 'surreal' experience says Lakehead University grad

Colette Lepage grew up gazing at the stars but never imagined she would explore them<p>Colette Lepage made her dream of working for NASA come true.<p>"It …

Hubble Space Telescope

Venus and Jupiter Will Meet in the Early Morning Sky Monday: How to See It

Venus and Jupiter will get together in the November sky, and early risers with a clear view of the eastern horizon can catch a view of this celestial …


Hands-on Book of Hubble Images Allows the Visually Impaired To "Touch the Universe"

Donald Savage<br>Headquarters, Washington<br>(Phone: 202/358-1547)<p>Mark Hess<br>Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.<br>(Phone: 301/286-8982)<p>Donna Weaver<br>Space …


Huge new 'planet' discovered by NASA 'could unleash apocalypse and the end of Earth'

Researchers announced the discovery of the new planet that's so gigantic, they're not really sure if it even qualifies as a planet, this week<p>The …

Space Telescope

Ask Ethan: Why Was The Universe Dark For So Long?

The first stars formed almost half a billion years before we could see their light. Here’s why.<p>At the moment of the Big Bang, the Universe was full …


The Proposed US Tax Plan

<i>This guest post was written by Miles Currie. Miles is currently a post-baccalaureate researcher at the Space Telescope Science Institute studying</i> …


NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets — and 10 may be like Earth

NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly planets.<p>What's more, 10 of …


Observations of a comet's first passage through the solar system reveal unexpected secrets

Comets are our most direct link to the earliest stages of the formation and evolution of the solar system. Only every few years is a new comet …


Hubble sees light echoes of supernova explosion in distant galaxy

Explosion is the closest one in at least 40 years<p>The Hubble Space Telescope captured the light echoes of a distant supernova rebounding off a dust …


CUTE little satellite out of Boulder will track the movements of evaporating planets

A cute, little satellite will soon be taking on the big worlds of evaporating planets — and this isn’t even a Pixar movie.CUTE, or the Colorado …


Week in Images

Our week through the lens:<br>6-10 November 2017


See light from a supernova echo off a dust cloud

The Hubble Space Telescopes catches sight of a rare light echo from an exploding star as it ripples like a stone dropped into a lake.<p>Space is full of visual wonders. The Hubble Space Telescope captured a fascinating phenomenon when it documented a rare "light echo" where the light from a supernova …


Image - Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View

About this image<p>Giant galaxies weren't assembled in a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 …