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...

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...

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....

Did aliens just try to contact us? Mysterious signal comes from distant constellation that just may have intelligent life

Did aliens just try to contact us? An unexplained blip picked up by a Russian telescope last year could be a message from a distant civilization, sent nearly a century ago. Astronomers engaged in the search...

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...

Over 40,000 man-made objects have been tracked in Earth orbit since 1957

This video featured more than 40,000 space debris that have been put into orbit between 1957 to 2016. Many of these man-made objects have already perished in the atmosphere. There are currently only over 17,000...

X-ray ‘Tsunami’ Wave Found in Perseus Galaxy Cluster (Video)

Scientists have found a vast tsunami wave of hot gas in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. The wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, spanning some 200,000 light-years. The researchers say...

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....

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...

Signals probably from Extraterrestrial Intelligence discovered by Canadian astronomers

We may have just received our first communication from extraterrestrials. This is what two canadian astronomers searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence affirm. Anomalous signals from deep space often evoke a quick pulse of gossip and speculation about...

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...

The mystery behind the 40-year-old ‘WOW signal’ from outer space may finally be solved

The source of the mysterious ‘Wow!’ space signal which has baffled astronomers for decades might finally have been found. A new study suggests that the signal could have been caused by a comet orbiting in the...

Cassini beams back the closest EVER images of Saturn – And nobody knows what the are

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues making history. NASA notes that the first few images sent back to Earth from Cassini are unprocessed, and it is unclear what they show. As Cassini is plunging into Saturn, the spacecraft...

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...

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...

Mysterious space signals can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power

The mysterious space whistles, also known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) can pack a serious punch rivaling the stellar cataclysms known as supernovae in their explosive power. This new discovery revolutionizes our picture of FRBs,...

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...

High-altitude nuclear weapons testing impacted space weather during Cold War

The Cold War lasted about 45 years and some are saying it has never finished. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the...

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,...

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...

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

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...

Two new moons discovered orbiting around Jupiter during search for Planet X

New monster telescopes equipped with the latest super-sensitive, wide-field technology detectors has been a boon for astronomical discoveries. Astronomer Scott Sheppard has discovered two new moons around Jupiter bringing the total of known moons to...

First detection of a baby star being fed with a dusty hamburger in Chile

An international research team has made the first ever detection of a baby star being fed with a dusty “hamburger” - dusty accretion disk - with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). This new image...

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...

Mysterious plasma tubes above Earth’s atmosphere

For over six decades, scientists have speculated about the existence of plasma structures around the Earth. Now, 3D images of these mysterious tubes are available for the first time... proving they’re quite real. The findings have been...

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...

What is killing entire galaxies across the Universe?

It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? Out there in the depths of space there are entire galaxies being killed off...

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...

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...

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...

Supergiant star Antares video is just terrifying

This artist's impression shows the surface and atmosphere of the supergiant star Antares. It was made by M. Kornmesser using data obtained by ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer. Often referred to as "the heart of the...

Dangerous Weakening of Earth’s Magnetic Field Tracked by Scientists

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. Every so often, the magnetic field...

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...

Winter wonderland on Planet Mars

Have you ever wondered how Mars look like in winter? Fall and winter temperatures bring changes to Mars as the carbon dioxide atmosphere turns to dry ice frost that clings to the surface. The...

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...

The parade of the planets seen from around the world

The parade of the planets is currently taking place in our solar system with five planets lining up for a cosmic dance that will dazzle skywatchers all over the world. Here a compilation of pictures...

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...

Our sun probably has an evil twin called Nemesis

Did our sun have a doomsday twin when it was born? Almost certainly yes, though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according to a new analysis. Many stars...

Lunar eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night: Rare space TRIPLE event on February 10, 2017

Skywatchers will enjoy a rare space triple-header Friday night and early Saturday morning... A "penumbra" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon... and the flyby of a comet. Here's a look at what you will see...

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...