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November 3, 2016

THE COSMIC CRASH THAT CREATED OUR MOON WAS CRAZIER THAN WE THOUGHT

Our moon has always inspired more questions than answers. How did this looming sphere first begin its night watch? Some ancient myths cast the Earth and […]
November 2, 2016

VIRGIN GALACTIC CALLS OFF SPACESHIPTWO'S GLIDE TEST

VSS UNITY SPENDS ITS FLIGHT CLINGING TO ITS MOTHERSHIP DUE TO HIGH WINDS It is harder to learn to fly a second time. Virgin Galactic, the […]
November 1, 2016

NASA is great at Halloween because space is genuinely terrifying

Every October, NASA gets into the Halloween spirit by sharing “spooky” pictures of space, such as the creepy jack-o’-lantern sun or this year’s glowing dead star that […]
October 31, 2016

Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals, Study Claims

Strange pulses of cosmic light might be signals from hundreds of different alien civilizations — or just the latest false alarm in the tortuous search for ET. […]
October 30, 2016

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Safely Return From the Space Station

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Saturday after a successful […]
October 29, 2016

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ALIEN SIGNALS AROUND TABBY’S STAR

There’s a remote chance that inexplicable light variations in a star in the Northern Cross may be caused by the works of an alien civilization. 1,480 […]
October 28, 2016

LOOK AT THE SHATTERED REMAINS OF THE ESA'S EXOMARS LANDER

It’s incredibly hard to reach Mars: More than half of the missions to the red planet have failed, including the most recent one. The European Space […]
October 27, 2016

Alien life is out there: astronomers say star pulses could be messages

Tiny pulses of light from more than 200 distant stars may be messages from an alien civilisation, two Canadian astronomers have suggested. The signals – if […]
October 26, 2016

'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI Search

If intelligent aliens actually do live around Tabby’s star, astronomers are determined to find them. The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will spend $100 million over the […]