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 present solar cycle has reached its minimum 1.5 years ahead of time

The solar cycle is the nearly periodic 11-year change in the Sun's activity that has been observed for centuries. This includes changes in the levels of solar radiation and ejection of solar material as...

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...

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...

Human Extinction Almost Certain Due To Impending Asteroid Impact

A cosmochemist warned that human extinction is almost guaranteed if Earth gets hit by a planet-killer asteroid. The scientist also noted that despite NASA’s plans to protect Earth...

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...

Mars’ Moon Phobos Eclipses the Sun As Seen by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

This video clip shows the larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passing directly in front of the sun, in an eclipse photographed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. I love our Solar System! Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Sunspot AR2644 erupts on April 1st producing a significant M4-class solar flare: Brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth

Sunspot AR2644 erupted on April 1st, producing a significant M4-class solar flare. UV radiation from the flare caused a brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth. People who might have noticed the blackout...

Amazing pictures of the solar corona during the total solar eclipse of March 2016

Exactly one month ago, a total solar eclipse occurred over parts of Indonesia including Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi, and from locations in the Pacific Ocean. These lucky guys were able to reconstruct the most realistic...

Giant 450,000 km long solar filament growing since August 31 to ignite an Earth directed Hyder Flare explosion

A more than 450,000 km from end-to-end, dark solar filament of magnetism is currently growing on the sun since August 31, 2016. This giant filament is held above the surface of the sun by magnetic...

Space Mystery: First Fast Radio Bursts Detected In Northern Hemisphere Deepens Astrophysics Mystery

This is not the first scientific publication about mysterious signals from outer space, but this radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery! Scientists have recently captured, using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, the first “fast radio...

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...

Jaw-dropping massive auroras on Jupiter twice the size of the Great Red Spot

Stunning new images from the Hubble Space Telescope are giving us a jaw-dropping look at auroras on the planet Jupiter. The massive auroras appear to be at least twice the size of the planet's famous...

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...

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...

Space Weather Phenomena: Red Sprites and Green Gravity Waves Photo Over South Dakota

Red sprites and green gravity waves are rare space weather phenomena. They were caught both over New Underwood, South Dakota in a single shot! Amazing! As northern summer comes to a close, electrical storms are rumbling...

C1-class SOLAR FLARE hurls CME with an expansion velocity of more than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph) toward Earth

In time of solar minimum, it is pretty rare to get a solar flare and especially a CME. For example, the sun had no sunspots for the entire month of Feb. 2019....

Two weeks in the life of an active sunspot is pretty awesome

Spending two weeks with a sunspot is just awesome. This amazing journey with AR26665, a sunspot composed of intense and complex magnetic fields, was filmed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory between July 5th and July...

Unexpected Northern Lights Over Grand Rapids Minnesota

Northern Lights are quite surprising when sun activity is low! Nevertheless, some Auroras have been witnessed and photographed on July 26th over Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The photographer was baffled and enjoyed the 'returning' dancing color display since...

G1-Class Geomagnetic Storms Engulf The Arctic Circle – Fantastic Aurora Pictures

Geomagnetic storms are on the go around the Arctic Circle! And specialists estimate there is a 70% chance of continued geomagnetic storming on Feb. 2nd... So if you are North enough, look at the sky...

Do we live in a holographic universe? Do we all exist as a result of a universal hologram?

Have you ever wondered if the universe is actually just a holographic projection? While it sounds crazy, Dr. Ian O'Neill and Trace explain why scientists are experimenting to find out if the universe is a...

Red Aurora Turns the Sky Blood Red Over Kansas – Enhanced Activity Due to Recent Solar Storms

DO WE ALREADY FEEL THE SEPTEMBER 30 2013 SOLAR STORM? At least, some people in Kansas and Minnesota were able to photograph eerie pictures and a make fantastic video of blood red northern lights...

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...

Space Oddity: Mysterious And Giant Magmatic Round Holes On The Moon (IMAGES AND VIDEOS)

We not only find mysterious holes on Planet Earth, but they also cluster the Moon's surface. With these new images and video of NASA scientists try to find what's hiding behind these mysterious and giant...

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...

Star in the constellation Pisces devours planets orbiting around into vast clouds of gas and dust

Like the ancient Greek god Cronus who devoured his children, a star 550 light years from Earth has been discovered to be slowly consuming its "offspring" - crushing one or more planets in its...

Why has the sun been so quiet lately? The sun switches from Solar Max to Solar Min

Is anyone wondering, why has the sun been so quiet lately? Well it seems that the 11-year sunspot cycle is crashing as the sun transitions from Solar Max to Solar Min. For the past two years,...

Animal Astronauts: Laika and a whole Menagerie of other Animals

November 3, 2014 marked the anniversary of the first Earth-born creature circling our planet from Space. Laika boarded Sputnik 2 and was blasted into orbit on November 3, 1957. This infographics features some of these...

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...

Strange Space Phenomenon: Discover the Witch Nebula in Outer Space

It's also Halloween in outer space! Look at this gigantic witch head screaming in the vastness of space about 900 light-years away from Earth. Astronomers probably got shocked when they saw this weird structure for the...

Snow Moon halos surprise residents around the world

Monday night's full Moon was the "Snow Moon" named after the heavy snows of February. There weren't any extreme snow storms in the sky of Stockholm, Sweden and around the world but just some awesome halos...

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...

Annular solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 – Ring of fire around the Moon

There's going to be an annular solar eclipse on Feb. 26, 2017. Although this month's eclipse is not visible in the United States, it's kicking off the six-month countdown until the total solar eclipse on...

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...

Featuring the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse: Videos and Photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse of May 10 2013

This pictures are just magic. Yesterday, the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The 'ring of fire' eclipse crossed Australia and the Pacific and created a...

Full Moon Almanac: Native Americans Follow Seasons by Giving Distinctive Names to each Recurring Full Moon

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their...

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...

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...

Astronomers in West Virginia listen for mysterious signal from space

Astronomers recently announced a new discovery: a mysterious signal from a galaxy 3 billion light years away. This intense burst of radio waves was one of dozens of similar signals, totally random and totally unexplained. There’s...

Evidence of a ninth planet

Two astronomers discuss new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter