Fringe

May 21, 2018

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that […]
May 14, 2018

A ‘Mars on Earth’ Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life

Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to search for life on Mars. In the Río Tinto, a river in southwestern Spain, […]
May 9, 2018

Human waste used to make ‘Marmite-like’ food for astronauts

‘Microbial goo’ could feed people on lengthy space missions to Mars and beyond Scientists have developed a method of converting human waste into a potential food source that […]
May 7, 2018

Lunar Meteorite Discovery Suggests There’s Hidden Water on the Moon

Moganite, which requires the presence of water, was discovered for the first time inside a lunar meteorite. A mineral that requires the presence of water to […]
April 27, 2018

Projectile Cannon Shows Asteroid Impacts May Have Made Earth a Watery Planet

Using a high-powered cannon, researchers demonstrated that asteroids can deliver more water to planetary bodies than previously thought. How did Earth get its water? For many […]
April 23, 2018

No Way Out? Aliens on ‘Super-Earth’ Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

“Super-Earth” planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they’re more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study […]
April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]
April 7, 2018

A New Luxury Hotel Is Opening…In Space

When a new luxury hotel opens, there might be some “oohs” and “ahhhs” around details like the roof deck infinity pool or bath butler. A few […]
April 4, 2018

72 Mysterious Cosmic Flashes Puzzle Astronomers

Seventy-two unusual cosmic events have astronomers scratching their heads.  Scientists conducting a survey for supernovas — the dramatic explosions that end the lives of massive stars — noticed […]