What if a magnetar – the strongest magnet in the Universe – entered our Solar System?

The strongest magnet in the Universe enters our Solar System. What would happen? Sound in the...

How does the Summer solstice affect animals?

The summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, happens today, June 21 at 11:54 a.m. EDT (3:54 p.m. GMT). Now, how...

This new map of the solar system shows the precise orbits of 18,000 celestial objects

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In most maps of the solar system, you can expect to see the eight canonical planets, plus whatever Pluto is at the moment, trailing the fiery orange sun like polite little ducklings in a...

NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years

Space weather triggered by the activity on the Sun follows an 11-year-long cycle of solar minimums and solar maximums. According to NASA, the Sun is now approaching its next...

A strange glowing light and a new bizarre crater have been discovered on Mars

So many strange things are happening on the Red Planet! NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured a mysterious glow on Mars. Meanwhile, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered...

NASA’s ‘Starshade’ prepped to hunt alien planets

Starshade exoplanet-hunting missions may be technologically daunting. But they're not beyond NASA's reach! Such a mission would employ a space telescope and a separate craft flying about 25,000...

Mars clouds are made of meteor dust

All year round, wispy blue clouds of ice form in the Martian atmosphere, hovering between 18 and 37 miles (30 and 60 kilometers) above the planet's surface. Decades after rovers...

Star Trek logo spotted on Mars giant crater

Forget about the face on Mars or its pyramid! The most evocative thing yet discovered on the surface of the Red Planet is the Starfleet emblem from the fictional universe of Star Trek.

Strange news from the far side of the Moon

Our own Moon has one of the largest preserved craters in the Solar System, the South Pole-Aitken Basin, located on the far side of the satellite. The area is...

Jupiter opposition on June 10, 2019 – And will the Great Red Spot vanish?

Jupiter reaches opposition on June 10, 2019 And with it, the largest planet in our solar system and its iconic Great Red Spot present us with a key...

Did we reach solar minimum? The spotless surface of the sun suggests we may be reaching the Solar Minimum

Our Sun goes through an 11-year cycle of activity, producing a lot of solar flares that “blotch” the surface with sunspots to little action and a spotless surface. For over two weeks, observatories...

First coronal mass ejection detected from another star ejects 1.2 million billion tonnes of plasma into space

The most powerful magnetic phenomena produced by the Sun are coronal mass ejections. These are the dramatic releases of plasma from the Sun into a solar wind, and...

That’s the X-Ray map of the sky

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS), there is a fantastic experiment that is trying to understand what goes on inside neutron stars. The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, collects the X-ray light...

Our galaxy is on fire: More than 1,800 supernovae discovered in just 6 months

A huge amount of supernovae has been observed by a team of Japanese researchers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. In just six months of observations, they discovered 1,824...

Forbidden planet discovered in the Neptunian desert

There is a huge variety of planets in our galaxy. A particular class of planet that has been missing is the so-called hot Neptunes. These are planets bigger than Earth but smaller...

Massive reservoir of water that could submerge Mars entirely discovered beneath North Pole of the Red Planet

Using ground-penetrating radar, scientists detected a massive reservoir of frozen water sandwiched by layers of sand beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars. This reservoir contains so much ice that, if...

Is the Great Red Spot of Jupiter UNRAVELING?Streamers of gas spool away from the giant STORM

What's going on Jupiter? Amateur astronomers around the world are reporting a strange phenomenon on the verge of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS). The giant storm appears to be unraveling. Long streamers...

An unusual BLUE full moon will fill the sky on Saturday night – a type of moon that won’t rise again until 2021

Many people are familiar with the term ‘blue moon’ and know it as the second full moon in one calendar month. However, there is another way for a full moon to earn...

Apparently the moon is shrinking because it’s tectonic plates are smashing together causing moonquakes

The moon shrinks? During its more than 4.5 billion years in space, it has slowly shrunk, researchers say. Over the last few hundred million years, the moon's belt line has slimmed by...

Largest magnetic storm in two years may displace satellites from orbit & hamper GPS navigation – Another series of CMEs approaching Earth

The largest magnetic storm in two years, which hit Earth on Tuesday, is no joke, Russian scientists warned, saying that increased solar activity threatens electronics and people’s health. The phenomenon may divert...

The sound of Comet P67 is so STRANGE it may be an ALIEN BROADCAST to the solar system

Comet P67 is the most famous entity in the Kuiper belt after the Rosetta mission collected samples from its icy surface in 2014. Rosetta’s incredible findings showed organic molecules...

Fire in the sky! Very rare BLUE auroras and STEVE phenomenon appear in the sky over Calgary, Canada – And the next CME arrives on May 15th!

Northern Lights are usually green, sometimes red. Those are the colors we see when oxygen is hit by electrons raining down from space during a geomagnetic storm. On Friday night, May 11, 2019,...

The Mars methane mystery deepens

The methane mystery on Mars just got stranger. New results from ESA and Roscosmos' ExoMarsTrace Gas Orbiter, has unexpectedly not detected methane in the atmosphere of Mars. This result follows the 2013 detection...

New results from the Hubble Space Telescope have deepened one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy

Hubble measurements confirm there's something weird about how the universe is expanding. New results from the Hubble Space Telescope have deepened one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy....

Mars is SEISMICALLY ACTIVE: First Marsquake Heard by NASA’s InSight demonstrates the Red Planet is mysteriously rumbling

This video and audio illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Three distinct kinds of sounds can be...

Space events for Easter: Lyrid meteor showers, incoming solar wind, pollen corona

The Lyrid meteor shower Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Peak night is expected on April 21-22.

Amazing PINK MOON set to rise over Earth on Good Friday

The full pink moon is expected to occur on Good Friday at 12:12 BST (07.12 EST). Despite having the name, the moon will not actually appear as the colour pink. Its name...

B for BOMB: Big sunspot is crackling with B-class solar flares although we are in a long and deep SOLAR MINIMUM

Although an international panel of researchers has predicted that the current solar minimum is going to deepen, potentially reaching a century-class low in the next year or so, big sunspot AR2738 is...

Intensely bright RING OF FIRE: First ever black hole image released by astronomers

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the...

We may not yet have found evidence of alien life, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t found us

Could aliens have found humans first without us realizing? A group of scientists who gathered last week in Paris claims intelligent beings could be quietly watching humankind in a 'galactic ZOO' to...

Solar Minimum: Experts predict the Sun’s activity in Solar Cycle 25 to be below average, like Solar Cycle 24

Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for the next 11-year solar cycle say that it’s likely to be weak, much like the current one. The current solar cycle, Cycle 24, is...

Rapidly growing sunspot is 100,000km big and contains multiple dark cores larger than Earth crackling with C-class solar flares – AR2736 explosion produces C4-class solar flare… Rare for SOLAR MINIMUM!

That's a big sunspot!Two days ago, sunspot AR2736 didn't exist. Now the rapidly-growing active region stretches across more than 100,000 km of the solar surface and contains multiple dark cores larger than Earth.

Two planets, Same sun: Blue Sunset on Mars and Orange Sunset on Earth

That is weird! Pretty awesome! No? Two planet, one sun: Blue sunset on Mars and orange sunset on Earth

A really weird SOLAR ECLIPSE ONLY visible while orbiting Earth occurred on March 7, 2019

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed an eclipse of the sun – a strange kind of eclipse that you can only see while orbiting Earth on March 7, 2019.

C1-class SOLAR FLARE hurls CME with an expansion velocity of more than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph) toward Earth

In time of solar minimum, it is pretty rare to get a solar flare and especially a CME. For example, the sun had no sunspots for the entire month of Feb. 2019....

Ancient planet-wide water system discovered on Mars hints at past alien life on RED PLANET

An ancient system of lakes has been identified deep underneath the surface of Mars, in a discovery scientists say hints at the past presence of life: 'Findings like this are hugely important....

Space mystery: Hundreds of high energy extragalactic bursts detected and no one has a clear answer why

Deep in the mountains of West Virginia, the Green Bank Observatory has been receiving a mysterious powerful flashes from deep space. Could this be a message from an advanced civilization, or is...

Mars may not be quite geologically dead! Liquid water present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars requires underground heat source

New research suggests liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water...

The next full moon – SUPER SNOW MOON – is the biggest and brightest of the year… and will cross the skies on February 19, 2019

Good news for sky watchers, the next full moon is set to be the biggest and brightest of the year. the “super snow moon” as it is being called, will cross the...

Epic space picture: A comet, a meteor, Nebula and the Pleiades

A wide-field scene shows Comet 46P/Wirtanen making its historic approach to Earth on Dec. 15, 2018. This panoramic view also features the Pleiades star cluster, the California Nebula and a meteor.