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...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Mindboggling! The volcanic activity of Jupiter’s satellite Io captured by JIRAM aboard Juno

INCREDIBLE, IMPRESSIVE, MINDBLOGGING INFRARED IMAGES OF THE VOLCANIC ACTIVITY OF JUPITER'S SATELLITE IO. The bright spots are volcanoes! The brightest one on the upper right is Zal volcano. The bright spots are volcanoes in this...

Solar storm slams Earth after three coronal holes open up on the sun and release high-speed solar winds towards Earth

You may not realize it, but a solar storm is slamming Earth today after three coronal holes have opened up on the Sun last week, releasing high-speed solar winds towards Earth. Therefore, residents in...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking and scientists don’t know why!

The most recognizable storm in the solar system used to be so big that it could fit three whole Earths. Now, it has room for only one. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking, and...

China’s doomed space station Tiangong-1 will return to Earth as a massive fireball between March 30th and April 2nd but nobody knows where!

China's doomed space station Tiangong-1 is about to return to Earth as a massive fireball. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the 8-ton spacecraft will re-enter the atmosphere sometime between March 30th and...

There is a ninth planet 10 times the size of Earth lurking at the edge of the solar system in the mysterious Kuiper Belt

While Pluto is still languishing in its dwarf planet classification, it may become replaced by an even more distant planet, hidden somewhere in the mysterious Kuiper Belt. The supposed planet, creatively nicknamed Planet Nine,...

A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation: Stephen Hawking last research lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering parallel universes

Stephen Hawking submitted the final version of his last scientific paper entitled "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation" just two weeks before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel...

Auroras don’t need sunspots: Dynamic swirls of pink erupt in a swirling cauldron of color (video and pictures)

The sun is blank (no sunspots). Nevertheless, this happened on March 14, 2018: Watch the video again and pay special attention to the moments after 1:30. Those dynamic swirls of pink are caused by energetic...

Great Red Spot Alert: Jupiter enormous swirling storm is turning orange and also growing longer

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has been shrinking for 150 years. But now, scientists studying the enormous swirling storm have discovered that the iconic spot is changing color and is also growing longer. The storm,...

Are there so many satellites out there?

The infrared telescope located on the top of Mount Mauna Kea in Hawaii has spotted some weird spots travelling at high speeds in-between the stars. Were there really so many satellites up there on...

Brightest fast radio burst ever detected picked up in Australia – FRB 180309

On March 9, the brightest Fast Radio Burst detected so far was picked up by CSIRO's Parkes Radio Telescope, located in Australia. Dubbed FRB 180309, it had a signal-to-noise ratio of 411, making it...

So far in 2018, the sun has been blank for 37 days or for more than half of the time! A never seen phenomenon since 10 years

The sun is blank... And it shouldn't change as we near solar minimum at great speed. Sunspots are becoming scarce. So far in 2018, the sun has been blank - without sunspots - for...

Cosmic rays hitting Earth are ‘bad and getting worse’ says NASA

Have you ever been hit by a beam of high energy particles from above? Surely you have since it happens all of the time. And the cosmic ray situation is WORSENING. Cosmic rays hitting...

We have to build a shield made of waves to save Planet Earth from EMPs

Saving our planet from the many upcoming potential threats will require a wide variety of initiatives and ideas. Unfortunately, one of our many possible future disasters is the sun deciding we need to be...

Newly recognized flare 10 times brighter than our sun’s largest flares emitted by Proxima Centauri

A newly recognized flare 10 times brighter than our sun’s largest flares, has been ejected by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our sun. And this may mean the system is rather inhospitable to...

First magnetic wormhole connecting two regions of space created by scientists in a lab

Wormholes are fascinating, only theoretical, cosmological objects that can connect two distant regions of the universe. They would allow one to create “shortcuts” through space in order to travel vast distances in a shorter...

Amateur astronomer spots the RARE surge of light at the birth of supernova

Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing his camera-telescope setup in Argentina back in September 2016, pointing his Newtonian telescope at a spiral galaxy called NGC613. He collected light from the galaxy for the next...

The strangest star in the universe

The mystery behind the strangest star in the Universe is deep like a black hole... This is the story of a star 1,280 light years away that was getting dimmer and nobody could explain...

Partial solar eclipse of February 15, 2018 in pictures – Second eclipse within 2 weeks after total lunar eclipse on January 31

An eclipse never comes alone! The partial solar eclipse of February 15, 2018, is the second eclipse this season after the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018. The sky event was visible in...

China launched a rocket on February 12, 2018… And it seems that some parts crashed back to the Earth, damaging residential buildings

On February 12, 2018, China launched a rocket successfully from the Province of Sichuan. But while every space powers are favoring reentries in uninhabited areas, Chinese have decided that their space junk could fall...

Elon Musk has disrupted the business of sending rockets into space, and hopes to achieve a milestone by testing the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world today successfully

Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket launch today, February 6, 2018, in hope of seeing a successful test of the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world today. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it...

Tracks from giant alien trucks found on the surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa during flyover

Those are clearly tracks from giant alien trucks. Or is it a huge ski resort on the surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa? In any cases, we could imagine Europa has already been colonized when watching...

Venice without water: Gondolas helplessly abandoned on dried-up canals after water levels are the lowest since records began – and it has not stopped sinking

Look at that... It's eerie! Exceptionally low tides have drained the lagoon of Venice, leaving Venetian gondolas stranded on dried-up canal banks. Yes, look at these famed Venetian gondolas helplessly abandoned on the docks,...

Power cut or Mass extinction? The next global Earth’s magnetic field reversal will have dramatic consequences for life on Earth

It may come as a shock to many of us, but the Earth’s magnetic poles are on the move and have been for the century or so of detailed measurements. In the case of...

Super blue moon to coincide with lunar eclipse for 1st time in 150 years on January 31, 2018

A blue moon, a super moon and a lunar eclipse will all fall on the same night on January 31, 2018 in an event that hasn’t happened in over 150 years. The last time...

Jan 31: Super Blue Moon Eclipse: It’s not just a lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a supermoon. It’s all three!

The rare happening is the result of two concurrent lunar phenomena: It's the second full moon of the month (blue moon), and the moon will pass into the shadow of the Earth cast by...

Abundant ice on Mars: Deep buried glaciers discovered on the Red Planet

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located. Although ice has long been known to exist...

A neutron star near a black hole is pelting Earth with incredibly powerful explosions of rotating radio waves

New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investigating why that spot is the only known location to repeatedly burst with these blasts. These repeating bursts may come from...