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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...