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...

Powerful space explosion sends intense shock wave as if some kind of planet had exploded in the solar system

There are two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - to catch the structure and evolution of solar storms as they blast from the Sun and...

The light from the moon is behind the moon!

The Moon was giving off a beam of light straight up for about the first 30 minutes or so after rising on the horizon. In pictures: The light from the moon is behind the moon! WOW!...

Sunspots are vanishing faster than expected: Solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast

Sunspots are becoming scarce. The fact that sunspots are vanishing comes as no surprise. Forecasters have been saying for years that this would happen as the current solar cycle (“solar cycle 24”) comes to...

Last year’s solar eclipse set off a fast-moving atmospheric wave that propagated around the world for hours after the eclipse was over

The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, set off a wave in the upper atmosphere that was seen from Brazil an hour later. Yes, the moon’s shadow spurred an atmospheric wave that propagated around...

Does a full Moon really affect your sleep?

Over the years, the full Moon has been blamed for everything from spikes in crime, to causing madness, to baby booms. But could it also be the reason some of you have found it...

The Earth’s magnetic poles are not about to flip?

Despite recent panic surrounding the potential reversal of our planet’s magnetic poles, new evidence suggests it’s probably not the impending doom it sounds like. Implausible as it sounds, public worry about the poles flipping...

Holy crap: That’s the staggering size of Black Holes (video)

Not only are black holes the most violent places in the universe, they may also hold the key to our understanding of it. If we can figure out black holes, we may also be...

This 19-year-old girl can keep astronauts safe from space junk

Space debris is a growing threat to space exploration. And this 19-year-old girl can keep astronauts safe from space junk. But there's another big risk out there: asteroids. Roughly 16,000 near earth objects were detected by...

Interplanetary shock wave hits Earth’s magnetic field creating red, yellow, green southern lights and blue northern lights

When an interplanetary shock wave - a supersonic disturbance in the gaseous material of the solar wind usually delivered by coronal mass ejections (CMEs) - hit Earth's magnetic field on April 19th, northern skies lit up...

NASA’s new director may “care about space,” but he doesn’t think humans cause climate change

NASA gets a new administrator. One whose nomination to lead the agency was controversial, even among Republicans. The Senate narrowly confirmed Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine on Thursday by a 50-49 vote. His confirmation after a...