August 19, 2016

Delta 4 lifts off carrying two Air Force space surveillance satellites

WASHINGTON —A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying twin space surveillance satellites for the U.S. Air Force lifted off early this morning from Cape Canaveral […]
August 18, 2016

Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Astronomers have captured rare images of a tiny star before, during and after it exploded as a “classical nova“. In this type of binary system, a […]
August 17, 2016

Life in the Universe – Fact or Fiction?

Extraterrestrial life has been theorized to exist for centuries. From planets and moons within our own solar system, to planets orbiting in other star systems spread […]
August 17, 2016

New evidence supports Stephen Hawking's theory of shrinking black holes

For a long time, it was assumed that the gravitational pull of a black hole was total — that nothing, not even light, could escape the […]
August 16, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Talented Genes

Several things have been noted in this year’s science magazines—things about genes that we should keep in mind when considering alien life possibilities. In the Arctic’s 1.8 million […]
August 16, 2016


NASA sees your disdain for its plan to capture part of an asteroid and drag it into orbit around the moon, but you know what? It’s […]
August 15, 2016

This Bizarre Meteorite May Be the First to Come From the Outer Solar System

People often speak of meteors and meteorites as if they come from far-flung stars, but the truth is that virtually all of them come from the […]
August 14, 2016

SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch

Another one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed on a floating drone ship this evening, after the vehicle launched a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. The […]
August 13, 2016

Venus may have once been habitable: NASA

Ancient Venus may have been habitable, according to a new NASA study that suggests that the planet had a shallow liquid-water ocean and cooler surface temperatures […]