Fringe

January 10, 2019

Canadian astronomers discover 2nd mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Signals come from halfway across the universe Out in the depths of space, there are radio signals that astronomers don’t understand. Now a Canadian research team […]
January 9, 2019

If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of ‘Tabby’ Star,’ They Aren’t Using Lasers to Do It

The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian’s star — is not looking promising. The star’s unusual dimming events have garnered […]
December 29, 2018

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

The hole came from the inside. One of the year’s biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious […]
December 27, 2018

Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation

For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
December 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Tiny Water Critters?

This November eos.org reported a new theory describing how Earth’s abundant water probably came to be. New clues for a second source of Earth’s water came from studying […]
December 16, 2018

Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth

Though the odds do seem to be in our favor. Earth is in a constant game of celestial bumper cars, colliding with—and obliterating—the relatively puny space […]
December 9, 2018

Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Last week a gust of wind swept across the Elysium Planitia, the tropical plane that straddles the Martian equator. It […]
November 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Water-Sensitive Critters?

Salty water on Mars could contain dissolved oxygen, says Katherine Kornei at EOS.org 11/2/18.It might be in Gale Crater, Curiosity’s landing site. The salty watermight be […]