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

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 kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the...

Cassini beams back the closest EVER images of Saturn – And nobody knows what the are

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues making history. NASA notes that the first few images sent back to Earth from Cassini are unprocessed, and it is unclear what they show. As Cassini is plunging into Saturn, the spacecraft...

X-ray ‘Tsunami’ Wave Found in Perseus Galaxy Cluster (Video)

Scientists have found a vast tsunami wave of hot gas in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. The wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, spanning some 200,000 light-years. The researchers say...

Mysterious X-ray flash from deep space baffles astronomers

A new mysterious flash of X-rays detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is currently baffling scientists. The event as observed does not fit any known phenomena. Astronomers do not know what caused it. It was a...

Fifth newly discovered asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 8, 2017

A new asteroid discovered on February 21, 2017 will shave Earth at 21:08 UTC on February 23, 2017. This 8-meter-large space rock is the fifth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January...

The biggest heart in the Solar System has an incredible origin

Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely here on Earth today, there is one heart that belongs to you, way, way out there in the cosmic void. Sure, it’s three billion miles away on an...

Blue lightning jet filmed from space for the first time

This is the first time they've ever seen this blue lightning shoot up like that. An amazing 245 blue flashes were recorded as the space station flew 250 miles above the Bay of Bengal. Crazy activity! For...

Lunar eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night: Rare space TRIPLE event on February 10, 2017

Skywatchers will enjoy a rare space triple-header Friday night and early Saturday morning... A "penumbra" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon... and the flyby of a comet. Here's a look at what you will see...

Dangerous Weakening of Earth’s Magnetic Field Tracked by Scientists

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. Every so often, the magnetic field...

Third near miss in January 2017: Newly discovered asteroid makes closest flyby since September 6, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 BH30 made the closest flyby since September 6, 2016 on January 30, 2017. 2017 BH30 belongs to Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered by Catalina Sky Survey on...

What is killing entire galaxies across the Universe?

It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? Out there in the depths of space there are entire galaxies being killed off...

The largest ever observed gravity wave in the Solar System crossed Venus’ atmosphere and astronomers are trying to understand

A Japanese spacecraft has spotted a massive gravity wave in Venus’ atmosphere. This is not the first time such a wave was observed on the Solar System’s second planet, but it is the largest ever...

Very bright mysterious object discovered in the active galaxy Cygnus A

A very bright something has appeared in the well-known and active galaxy Cygnus A. Astronomers are baffled by this newly discovered mysterious object twice as bright as the brightest known supernova at these frequencies! Last week at the American...

Boom Star: Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

For the first time in history, parents will be able to point to a dark spot in the sky and say, ‘Watch, kids, there’s a star - The Boom Star - hiding in there,...

Mystery radio bursts traced to distant galaxy – A precise source for the first time

A mysterious type of radio wave from deep space, discovered only a decade ago, has been traced to a precise source for the first time. So-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) picked up in 2016 by...

Supermoon and Geminids peak on December 14 2016

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize. A supermoon is a good thing....

Saturn’s weird hexagon storm like you’ve never seen before

You have never seen Saturn's weird hexagon storm like this. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back more jaw-dropping photos of Saturn and its huge, bizarre hexagonal storm that swirls around the planet's north pole. The images, taken...

Mysterious space signals can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power

The mysterious space whistles, also known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power. This new discovery revolutionizes our picture of FRBs,...

Signals probably from Extraterrestrial Intelligence discovered by Canadian astronomers

We may have just received our first communication from extraterrestrials. This is what two canadian astronomers searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence affirm. Anomalous signals from deep space often evoke a quick pulse of gossip and speculation about...

Increasing number of dangerous asteroids that could destroy Earth discovered

Astronomers have identified an increasing number of asteroids which “pose a threat” to Earth. The so-called Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs, are asteroids or comets whose orbits are close to ours, meaning there is a risk...

Mysterious satellite blackouts linked to powerful ionospheric thunderstorms

These SWARM satellites were sent into orbit to measure the Earth's invisible magnetic field. But the scientific instruments have been suffering mysterious blackouts as they circle the planet leaving specialists puzzled. Now, scientists have probably discovered why...

Mysterious space signals could come from hidden galaxies

Scientists recently studied 21 mysterious space signals from revised Third Cambridge Catalogue. Researchers detected significant X-ray emissions for 9 radio sources, but none of these were found to have optical or ultraviolet counterparts. This suggests...

Did aliens just try to contact us? Mysterious signal comes from distant constellation that just may have intelligent life

Did aliens just try to contact us? An unexplained blip picked up by a Russian telescope last year could be a message from a distant civilization, sent nearly a century ago. Astronomers engaged in the search...

Mysterious glowing object over Russia baffles stargazers

What is this mysterious glowing object moving in the sky of Russia on July 16, 2016? Could it be a UFO? A bright but slow asteroid? Or just the exhaust of rocket released in the air?...

Noctilucent clouds: Climate change at the edge of Space

In the summer of 1885, sky watchers around northern Europe noticed that sunsets weren’t the same any more. The red and orange colors they were used to seeing were still there — but those familiar...

New unexplained dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune

The Hubble Space Telescope spotted the "dark vortex" in May, confirming an earlier report of the atmospheric structure. A similar vortex was encountered by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft with Neptune on Aug. 25, 1989, and...

The Moon eats Venus during April 6 2016 occultation

On the morning of April 6, 2016, the Moon swallowed up Venus during an event called occultation by specialists. It was cloudy in Switzerland but astronomers at Teide Observatory, located on the island of Tenerife,...

Moon-Jupiter conjunction illuminate Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Argentina

The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on March 21, 2016, occurred in front of a train of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds in the sky of Bariloche, Argentina. Watch these haunting pictures by Guillermo Abramson. Here a zoom on the Moon and...

Supernova shockwave video captured for the first time by scientists

The shockwave generated by the explosion of an ageing giant star has been observed by an international team of astronomers for the first time. A supernova occurs when a star collapses in on itself. Astronomers...

Jupiter and moon convergence pictures – March 21, 2016

Jupiter lords over the March nighttime sky. And tonight it converges with the Moon. Here the first picture of this awesome sky phenomenon. Jupiter is the only planet to light up the sky almost immediately after...

Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time

This amazing timelapse video sure will satisfy storm watchers around the world. ESA astronaut Tim Peake just shared this stunning video of rapid lightning strikes from Space. The footage, taken from the International Space Station, shows a succession of...

The parade of the planets seen from around the world

The parade of the planets is currently taking place in our solar system with five planets lining up for a cosmic dance that will dazzle skywatchers all over the world. Here a compilation of pictures...

Main stream media confirms “Planet X”, the 9th planet in our solar system

Main stream media CONFIRMS "Planet X", the 9th planet in our solar system. Scientists have detected the gravity of a large, Neptune-sized planet beyond Pluto. They are thinking it is approximately 10 times the size of Earth. No...

Amateur astronomer Michael Sidonio discovers new dwarf galaxy

Amateur astronomer Michael Sidonio discovered a new dwarf galaxy with a backyard telescope. The object has been confirmed with one of the world's largest telescopes, and adds support to the most popular model of galaxy...

This eerie moon stratospheric cloud looks like a space nebula

Lately, Arctic sky watchers have been seeing a lot of Polar stratospheric clouds. And this time, Andy Skinner captured an eerie moon stratospheric cloud in the sky over Abisko, Sweden. These is neither a space nebula,...

Earth’s rotation will slow down this century

Earth's rotation will slow down this century. And the reason behind is is both fascinating and weird. As ice caps melt, Earth’s rotation is slowing down, and that’s making our days slightly longer. Shrinking glaciers are affecting...

Giant asteroid could buzz Earth between December 5 to 20 2015

A giant asteroid could buzz Earth between December 5 to 20, 2015. As reported by NASA, SD220 2003 and its 0.7 kilometers in diameter represents a potential threat to the planet. But a shock scenario is...

The sun swallowed a giant icy comet on December 8 2015

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the sun swallowed an icy comet. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spotted the visitor from outer space plunging into our star. The comet - "rubble pile" of rock and gravel -...

Fire in the sky: Increasing number of fireballs explode around the world in December 2015

Beginning of December 2015, cameras around the world have captured an increasing number of fireballs disintegrating around the world. Here some of the most recent videos of meteor disintegrating in our fiery sky. Enjoy... Large meteor caught...

Haunting Moon and Venus conjunction pictures – And occultation on December 7 2015 in North America

Venus is the brightest object in the east before sunrise. And beginning of this month the Planet is conjuncting with the Moon. If you’re in North America on December 7, 2015, you can witness an awesome planetary...