Saturday, October 21, 2017

Transiting exocomets detected for the first time outside the solar system

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Exocomets are comets outside the Solar System, which includes interstellar comets and those that orbit stars other than the Sun. Astronomers have recently discovered the first exocomets transiting around the...

Supergiant star Antares video is just terrifying

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This artist's impression shows the surface and atmosphere of the supergiant star Antares. It was made by M. Kornmesser using data obtained by ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer. Often referred to...

Final totality: The final total solar eclipse will be in 600 million years time, as the moon will be around 30,400km further from the Earth while the sun’s diameter...

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Total solar eclipses are seen on Earth because of a fortuitous combination of circumstances. But when will be the last, the real final totality? The final total solar eclipse will...

Evidence of a ninth planet

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Two astronomers discuss new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Petroglyph in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon represents ancient total eclipse of the sun

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A petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a thousand years ago. The petroglyph - carved in a rock by early Pueblo people...

There are mysterious clouds on Mars (video)

This video was taken early on the morning of July 17 2017. And what's amazing is that these images show clouds in the Martian atmosphere! So what are these mysterious clouds...

Two weeks in the life of an active sunspot is pretty awesome

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Spending two weeks with a sunspot is just awesome. This amazing journey with AR26665, a sunspot composed of intense and complex magnetic fields, was filmed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory...

Over 40,000 man-made objects have been tracked in Earth orbit since 1957

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This video featured more than 40,000 space debris that have been put into orbit between 1957 to 2016. Many of these man-made objects have already perished in the atmosphere. There...

Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

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A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670. And it is turning toward Earth... Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak...

Blood moon and partial lunar eclipse pictures from around the world on August 7 2017

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A blood red moon lit up the sky across the world during a partial lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017. The spectacular spaceweather event was best-viewed in the Indian Subcontinent,...

Lunar eclipse on August 7/8 2017 precedes by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

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A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7/8, 2017, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2017. This will precede by 14 days the total solar eclipse of...

The 2017 solar eclipse will prove that the Sun is bigger than we think

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Researchers that study solar eclipses believe the sun is larger than we think. Nasa scientists claim this year's historic solar eclipse will prove that our star is hundreds of miles...

What are those mysterious lights and shadows crossing the Earth?

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What are those strange lights and shadows crossing the Earth? A full day on planet Earth is depicted as seen from Japan's Himawari-8 satellite in geostationary orbit high above the...

Our sun probably has an evil twin called Nemesis

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Did our sun have a doomsday twin when it was born? Almost certainly yes, though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according...

Flatworms REGENERATE into mutant TWO-HEADED creatures during study aboard the ISS

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IS SPACE CREATING MUTANT CREATURES? Researchers sent flatworms aboard the International Space Station for 5 weeks to STUDY how an absence of normal gravity can affect organisms. AND THEY DIDN'T...

US spy satellite circles the ISS

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On May 1st at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched a classified satellite (USA 276) for the US National Reconnaissance Office. On June 3rd, USA 276 made a close approach and effectively...

The mystery behind the 40-year-old ‘WOW signal’ from outer space may finally be solved

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The source of the mysterious ‘Wow!’ space signal which has baffled astronomers for decades might finally have been found. A new study suggests that the signal could have been caused by...

Two new moons discovered orbiting around Jupiter during search for Planet X

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New monster telescopes equipped with the latest super-sensitive, wide-field technology detectors has been a boon for astronomical discoveries. Astronomer Scott Sheppard has discovered two new moons around Jupiter bringing the...

CME hits Earth magnetic field producing G3 – strong geomagnetic storms and bright auroras

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A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on May 27th with a day of delay. At first, the seemingly weak impact barely disturbed our planet's magnetic environment. Then the storms began...

First detection of a baby star being fed with a dusty hamburger in Chile

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An international research team has made the first ever detection of a baby star being fed with a dusty “hamburger” - dusty accretion disk - with the Atacama Large...

High-altitude nuclear weapons testing impacted space weather during Cold War

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The Cold War lasted about 45 years and some are saying it has never finished. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a...

Huge coronal hole faces Earth – G2 geomagnetic storms forecast for May 19 2017

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Check out this huge coronal hole on the sun as it could be a chance to reach geomagnetic storm levels on May 19-20 2017. Indeed, during the last rotation, this...

Anthropogenic Space Weather Is Real! New Paper Shows How Human Activity Shapes The Space Around Earth

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This new study entitled "Anthropogenic Space Weather" outlines how human activity shapes the space around our planet. For example, human radio transmissions form a bubble in space protecting us from...

Gigantic ‘alien megastructures’ built by an advanced civilisation could be orbiting nearby stars

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Gigantic ‘alien megastructures’ built by an advanced civilisation could be orbiting around dozens of nearby stars. And we could finally answer question of whether we're alone in the universe by...

Mysterious flashes of light captured by NASA satellite (video)

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One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. Yes, our Earth apparently shows terrestrial glint in the upper atmosphere as seen...

The sun is blank and a stealth CME approaches Earth – Solar minimum ahead

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Today the sun is blank. There are no sunspots. Meanwhile a stealth CME is heading for Earth now and could unsettle Earth's polar magnetic field on May 10th. A 'STEALTH CME'...