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.

This is what happens when a stream of solar wind traveling 1.3 million mph strikes Earth’s magnetic field

Earth is exiting a stream of solar wind that sparked a G1-class geomagnetic storm and magnificent auroras when it first arrived on Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st. But what happens when a stream of solar wind...

The sun motion is parallel to the horizon level at the poles

What does the sun do at the Pole? Well it walks parallel to the horizon level without rising or setting! This amazing timelapse shows the sun circling around the...

The end of our galaxy: The Milky Way appears to be on a crash course with the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of its satellite galaxy

The end of the Milky Way as we know it may come a few billion years ahead of schedule. Scientists have recently shown that our home galaxy appears to be on a crash course...

They made it! Astronomers discovered another Earth… Not even so far away!

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is around 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable...

Going where no nation has gone before: China lands on the far side of the moon

Today China successfully landed a rover on the farside of the Moon. The Chang'e 4 lunar probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, the largest, deepest and oldest known crater in...

A partial solar eclipse will darken the sky from Asia to Alaska on January 5-6, 2019

2019’s first new moon falls on January 6 at 1:28 UTC - on the night of January 5 for time zones in the Americas. This new moon will pass between the Earth and...

Christmas lights are electric blue over Antarctica

This is the season for southern noctilucent clouds. Every year around this time, summertime water vapor billows up into the high atmosphere over Antarctica, providing moisture needed to form icy clouds at...

Full Moon, eerie moon halos and Ursid meteor shower: Great cocktail of space weather events on December 22, 2018

Yesterday, was winter solstice, the shortest day of 2018. Today is a full moon known as the Cold Moon. There's a northern autumnal chill in the air too. That means it's time to...

Do black holes glow when they collide? Yes indeed!

Do black holes glow when they collide? When merging, co-orbiting black holes are sure to emit a burst of unusual gravitational radiation, but will they emit light, well before that, if they are surrounded...

Curiosity Rover just spotted this unusually smooth and super-shiny object on Mars baffling scientists

An unusually smooth and reflective Martian rock has caught the attention of NASA scientists, prompting an investigation by the Curiosity rover. With the spectacularly successful landing of the InSight probe on Mars earlier this week,...

Our sun is currently engulfed by a hurricane of dark matter!

So what's going on with that 'Hurricane of Dark Matter?'. It’s the perfect science-fiction device: a hurricane of dark matter. Recent, real-life research has demonstrated that our Sun is currently engulfed in a so-called...

Mini ice age at the edge of space! The chill of solar minimum as our sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age

The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that...

Wartime Space Weather Explosions in Vietnam: Declassified Naval archives reveal an extraordinary explosion caused by the magnetic perturbations of solar storms

On Aug. 2nd, 1972, giant sunspot MR11976 began to explode. The 1972 solar storm is legendary at NASA because it occurred in between two Apollo missions. Turns out, it's legendary in the Navy, too....

Two ‘Ghost Moons’ orbit Earth

A pair of so-called "ghost moons" have been documented orbiting our planet and they're not far from the moon we all look up and see in the night sky. These false moons are hazy clouds...

Mysterious space object ‘Oumuamua’ is probably not an alien spaceship, although researchers did say it could be a solar radiation-propelled spaceship

A variety of news outlets have been reporting this week that Harvard scientists say 'Oumuamua' might be an alien visitor. And in fact, the researchers did say that! On October 19, 2017, a strange object...

Mysterious green anomaly appears over Jupiter on NASA satellite image

A NASA image of Jupiter shows a mysterious green anomaly hovering above the surface of Jupiter. The green color probably is the effect of ionizing radiation, like bright auroras? Some will say, this glowing green...

A volcano is currently erupting on Mars

Are these pictures showing an eruption of Arsia Mons, a Mars volcano thought to be inactive? This image captured by the Mars Express orbiter of ESA on October 18, 2018 really looks like an ash...

Dwarf Planet The Goblin: New evidence for Planet X

A new dwarf planet called "The Goblin" has been discovered at the edge of our solar system. The world's strange orbital properties provide new evidence for the massive, undiscovered planet that astronomers call “Planet...

This is a real photo of the surface of a comet

Released today by ESA, from the 2014 Rosetta Philae mission landing a probe on comet 67P. On 30 September 2016, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft came closer than ever to the target it had studied from afar...

Our solar system’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered by ice volcanoes

We usually associate volcanoes with extreme heat. But new results demonstrate that the Solar System’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered in volcanoes that have spewed ice throughout their history. Scientists analyzed images of Ceres, a...

This is how a suborbital rocket launch looks like from a satellite 332 miles above – and it is awesome!

You've likely never seen a rocket launch quite like this. When the Chinese commercial spaceflight startup OneSpace launched a rocket test flight on September 7, 2018, a satellite was watching. The result: one amazing...

Surprisingly strong G3-class geomagnetic storm creates strong current of electricity moving underground

Earth's magnetic field is quieting, finally, almost 48 hours after a surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm sparked auroras seen from the Arctic Circle to the continental USA. And during the surprisingly strong G3-class geomagnetic storm...

Friday, July 27th, is a big night for astronomy: Lunar eclipse and Martian conjunction

LUNAR ECLIPSE AND MARTIAN CONJUNCTION: Friday, July 27th, is a big night for astronomy. Three reasons: First, Mars will be at opposition -directly opposite the sun and making a 15-year close approach to Earth....

Mars sandstorm: Stunning video shows the entire surface of Mars being obscured by a global dust cloud and haze

This before and after video of Mars is just stunning! The side-by-side movies shows how the ongoing dust storm has enveloped the Red Planet entirely, obscuring its surface on a planet-wide scale, as a...

Mysterious particle that struck Antarctica was traced back to a distant galaxy with an enormous spinning black hole

A mysterious, ghostly particle that slammed into Earth and lit up sensors buried deep beneath the south pole has been traced back to a distant galaxy that harbours an enormous spinning black hole. Astronomers...

Martian green flash observed on the Red Planet as Mars is approaching Earth for a 15-year close encounter on July 27th

MARTIAN GREEN FLASH: Mars is approaching Earth for a 15-year close encounter on July 27th. The Red Planet now outshines every object in the sky except the sun, Moon, and Venus. Mars is doing...

SUPERMOON and partial SOLAR ECLIPSE on tap for Friday the 13th – 3 eclipses within one month: July 27th (total eclipse of the Moon) and August 11th (partial solar eclipse)

My newborn girl was going crazy tonight and I started to search for some explanations... Then I stumbled upon this... A bright moon and dark sun will grace the sky this Friday the 13th,...

Cosmic radiation from giant star system is heading towards Earth on intergalactic winds

A star system containing two gigantic suns is blasting cosmic rays into space and NASA scientists have found that the radiation is making its way towards Earth on intergalactic winds. High-energy observations in the...

The Cow: Something exploded incredibly quickly in the sky, and astronomers are scrambling to figure out what it is

Something is exploding incredibly quickly in the sky, and astronomers are scrambling to figure out what it is. On 17 June, the twin ATLAS telescopes in Hawaii spotted a bright flash in space that...

Psychedelic danse and music of Jupiter’s moons

The orbits of Jupiter's Galilean moons transform from rhythms to notes as their motion is sped up from 30 thousand to 250 million times their actual speed. This corresponds to 15 to 28 octaves...