Fringe

January 12, 2017

FINALLY, AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE?

Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming […]
January 11, 2017

Two Stars Are on a Crash Course and Will Explode as a Red Nova

Mark your calendars: In 2022, a rare “red nova” will appear in the sky, according to an unprecedented and ultra-precise stellar prediction. If astronomer Larry Molnar […]
January 9, 2017

Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Apparently Launch ‘Spitballs’ at Each Other

In the center of our Milky Way galaxy, 26,000 light years from Earth, lives a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*. Its mass, equivalent to about […]
January 4, 2017

Spacecraft 'Sees' the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar ice. Like Earth, Mars possesses north and […]
January 4, 2017

Spacecraft ‘Sees’ the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar ice. Like Earth, Mars possesses north and […]
December 29, 2016

To Find Life on Europa, We'll Need to Drill Into the Ice

Landing a robotic probe on the surface of the icy moon could complicate the search for life, so we’ll need to dig deep to seek out […]
December 23, 2016

MEET THE MAN LOOKING FOR ALIENS—IN THE ARCTIC

SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE IN THE DEEP SEA. You might not expect an oceanographer to be high on NASA’s speed dial, but when the […]
December 14, 2016

THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE MAY BE A TINY, HIGH-TECH MEDICAL KIT

A STAR TREK-INSPIRED MEDICAL DEVICE GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF MEDICINE’S FUTURE In so many ways, the gadgets seen in Star Trek remind us that the […]
December 10, 2016

Dying Star Offers Glimpse of Earth's Doomsday in 5B Years

L2 Puppis is a dying star that once resembled our sun and it is showing us the stellar inferno that lies in store for our planet. […]