Discovery

October 4, 2018

Astronomers think they’ve found a moon the size of Neptune in a distant star system

Nearly eight thousand light-years away from Earth, there’s a star about the same size as our sun. Like our own solar system, that distant star is […]
October 3, 2018

Animal study suggests deep space travel may significantly damage GI function in astronauts

Simulations with animal models meant to mirror galactic cosmic radiation exposure to astronauts are raising red flags for investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) about […]
October 2, 2018

Grinning-Skull Asteroid Set to Whiz by Earth

Better late to the Halloween party than never: An asteroid shaped like a grinning skull is set to pass by Earth on Nov. 11. Asteroid 2015 […]
October 1, 2018

It’s Official: NASA Just Announced a Bold 3-Part Plan to Send Humans to The Moon And Mars

NASA’s got a whole new plan. It wants boots on the Moon in 10 years and on Mars in 20. Give or take. On Wednesday, the […]
September 30, 2018

If Extra Dimensions Do Exist, They Must Be Really, Really Small

Does our universe exist in more than just three dimensions? Probably not on large scales, according to new research published July 23 in the Journal of Cosmology […]
September 29, 2018

Student Project Scans Sky for Alien Laser Beams

An ambitious, student-run hunt for intelligent aliens is underway. The Trillion Planet Survey has begun scanning the huge Andromeda galaxy, as well as our own Milky […]
September 27, 2018

A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon

“Around 2030 we expect to begin developing propellant and sending it to spacecraft.” On Wednesday, a Japanese company called ispace announced that it has two missions […]
September 25, 2018

Matter clocked speeding toward a black hole at 30 percent the speed of light

The event provides evidence for how early supermassive black holes grew so fast. After falling past the event horizon — the point of no return — […]
September 24, 2018

How Does NASA Search For New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

How does NASA search for new planets, and how do they find them? Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar […]