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...

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...

Mysterious Titan’s bathtub rings around methane lakes made of hydrocarbon alien crystals

Something dark is spreading across the surface of Titan... And we may finally have some idea what it is. Titan taken by the Cassini...

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...

Giant asteroid could buzz Earth between December 5 to 20 2015

A giant asteroid could buzz Earth between December 5 to 20, 2015. As reported by NASA, SD220 2003 and its 0.7 kilometers in diameter represents a potential threat to the planet. But a shock scenario is...

Space Weather: Mysterious Red Sprites Dance Over New Mexico – July 18 2014 (PHOTOS)

Although the sun is extremely quiet, space weather continues and amazes us! High above thunderstorm clouds, red sprites coming from the edge of space were photographed dancing over New Mexico. Harald Edens photographed this deep blood-red...

Understand our Solar System: Calculate your weight and age on outer planets

Your age and weight change on the different planets of our solar system. Well, try it out now! Calculate your age on other planets Click here to calculate your age on other planets Why do we have different...

Amazing Photos and Videos of LADEE Spacecraft Launch From Virginia – September 6 2013

Those are pictures and videos of the first-ever lunar mission launched from Virginia! NASA's newest robotic explorer LADEE rocketed into space late Friday, September 6 2013 in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled...

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...

Today I learned that Our Solar System Has a Comet-like Tail and Discovered the Blue Color of an Alien Planet

The following two videos are fantastic. They feature two amazing discoveries in space science and alien planetology. The first video shows, for the first time ever, that our solar system has a comet-like TAIL. It was caught...

The 2017 solar eclipse will prove that the Sun is bigger than we think

Researchers that study solar eclipses believe the sun is larger than we think. Nasa scientists claim this year's historic solar eclipse will prove that our star is hundreds of miles larger. Computer models suggest that our...

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...

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...

The Top Ten Space Missions to Watch in 2013

This 2012 was busy with space missions. 2013 will maybe be more busier with astronauts and cosmonauts transports to the International Space Station and with China, South Korea, India, Canada and European countries launching...

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...

Very bright mysterious object discovered in the active galaxy Cygnus A

A very bright something has appeared in the well-known and active galaxy Cygnus A. Astronomers are baffled by this newly discovered mysterious object twice as bright as the brightest known supernova at these frequencies! Last week at the American...

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...

Amazing Space Discovery: First Antimatter Detection in Solar Flares (Positrons)

What a discovery! Scientists  have detected antimatter in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field using data provided by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and radio images at two frequencies from Japan's Nobeyama Radioheliograph. Actually, it's not a...

Just Rockets Create Such Strange Cloud In the Sky of Siberia

You probably wonder what these strange glowing clouds spotted above Siberia on December 15, 2014 are! This is rocket art! The mysterious cloud formation appeared just minutes after a Proton-M was launched from the Baikonur...

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...

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...

Is this the new Alien “WOW!” Signal? SETI has Recently Detected a New Unexplained Strange Sound

Have you ever heard about the WOW! signal? The "Wow!" Signal picked up by a SETI experiment at Ohio State University in 1977 often gets mentioned, as it was the first time an ambiguous and...

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...

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...

Superclusters: Laniakea is our Home Supercluster – Cosmic Map

Do you know what are superclusters? They are the biggest structures in the Universe but still mysterious to scientists. Learn more about our home supercluster called Laniakea (‘immeasurable heaven’) Superclusters – regions of space that are densely...

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...

Amateur astronomer Michael Sidonio discovers new dwarf galaxy

Amateur astronomer Michael Sidonio discovered a new dwarf galaxy with a backyard telescope. The object has been confirmed with one of the world's largest telescopes, and adds support to the most popular model of galaxy...

First Interstellar Grains Discovered In Stardust Samples – Alien Visitors?

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. Scientists discover first interstellar grains in the material collected by Stardust! If confirmed, this would be the world's first sampling of contemporary interstellar dust. These dust particles have surprisingly...

Planetary conjunction october 2015: Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the night sky after the moon and converge with Mars

This week, Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the night sky after the moon. Look at two planets aligning in the sky around the world and keep in mind they will converge...

Beautiful pictures of Comet Catalina and Comet Panstarrs currently cruising our sky

Comets have been shown to be unpredictable. Sometimes comets even disintegrate. But these comets are well worth following! Comet PANSTARRS (C/2014 S2) and Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) are currently cruising our sky enabling astronomers to...

What Happened When Comet Siding Springs Buzzed Mars on Oct. 19, 2014? A Spectacular Martian Meteor Shower

Can you tell me what happened when What comet Siding Springs buzzed Mars on Oct. 19, 2014? Well NASA has recorded one of the most spectacular Martian meteor shower ever! On Friday, NASA held a press...

Blue lightning jet filmed from space for the first time

This is the first time they've ever seen this blue lightning shoot up like that. An amazing 245 blue flashes were recorded as the space station flew 250 miles above the Bay of Bengal. Crazy activity! For...

Space Enigma: Saturn’s Mysterious Hexagonal Cloud System

This is the newly released 8-frame movie of Saturn's enigmatic "hexagon." It is the highest-resolution footage ever acquired of the massive six-sided maelstrom atop the ringed planet's north pole. Simply gorgeous! How the system formed,...

Space Anomaly: This Black Hole Is So Powerful That Everything Aroud Is Blown Away

This image features a black hole so massive and powerful that that it destroys the stars around it before they can even form. There are many unusual occurrences in space that mankind constantly seeks to gain...

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...

The sun swallowed a giant icy comet on December 8 2015

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the sun swallowed an icy comet. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spotted the visitor from outer space plunging into our star. The comet - "rubble pile" of rock and gravel -...

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...

Moon-Jupiter conjunction illuminate Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Argentina

The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on March 21, 2016, occurred in front of a train of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds in the sky of Bariloche, Argentina. Watch these haunting pictures by Guillermo Abramson. Here a zoom on the Moon and...

Unusual Space Discovery: The Passing-by Asteroid 1998 QE2 has its Own Orbiting Moon

An asteroid called 1998 QE2 is set to whiz past Earth today afternoon, at a safe distance that's about 3.6 million miles away from a collision with our homeworld. As it got closer to...

Galactic flying saucer discovered flying towards Earth by astrophysicist

An intergalactic flying saucer is heading towards Earth... And this alien spaceship was spotted by an astrophysicist analyzing images from outer space! This image of an intergalactic flying saucer is just weird. Really! But sometimes, such weird phenomena...