Discovery

June 12, 2018

Astronomers find source of stars’ mysterious microwaves

Mysterious streams of microwaves that come from far across the galaxy have been traced to immense clouds of spinning diamonds that swirl around newly-born stars. Astronomers […]
June 9, 2018

Finally, scientists have found intriguing organic molecules on Mars

The finding has significant implications for whether life once existed on Mars. After more than four decades of searching for organic molecules on the surface of […]
June 7, 2018

Climate Change Killed the Aliens, and It Will Probably Kill Us Too, New Simulation Suggests

Did climate change already kill all the aliens we’ve been searching for? According to astrophysicist Adam Frank, it’s certainly a possibility — and whether humans are […]
June 6, 2018

NASA is sending a spacecraft to investigate the ‘bubble’ that protects our solar system

Don’t look at the Sun during an eclipse. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses if you go outside.We know plenty about how to protect ourselves from the burning rays […]
June 5, 2018

Small asteroid on collision course with Earth discovered only hours before impact

Boulder-sized asteroid was detected by telescope 8 hours before disintegrating in atmosphere over Botswana An asteroid on a collision course with Earth broke up after entering the […]
June 5, 2018

How Big Are We in Relation to Space?

When you hear the phrase “life-sized,” what comes to mind? Most people think of things comparatively-sized to themselves, but the observable universe teaches us just how […]
June 4, 2018

The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that may have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists search for life in the […]
June 3, 2018

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don’t know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy. The X-ray images that enabled this discovery weren’t […]
June 2, 2018

Arabsat Falcon Heavy mission slated for December-January timeframe

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch with a commercial satellite is scheduled to occur around the end of the year, according to customer Arabsat. The Riyadh, […]