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January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
September 30, 2018

If Extra Dimensions Do Exist, They Must Be Really, Really Small

Does our universe exist in more than just three dimensions? Probably not on large scales, according to new research published July 23 in the Journal of Cosmology […]
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 6, 2018

First four images from Virgin Galactic’s successful new test flight

We’ve had our first glimpse of Virgin Galactic‘s new test flight and it’s out of this world. Aiming to be the world’s first commercial spaceline, Richard […]
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 […]
January 31, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope finally takes shape

Last January, at the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in suburban Dallas, astronomers were growing increasingly excited about the progress the James Webb […]
August 24, 2016

10 Mind-Blowing Facts about White Holes

Introduction Black holes are difficult enough to understand, but it gets much worse: also known as an “impossible possibility”, a white hole is a hypothetical, celestial […]
December 17, 2015

5 Outta-This-World Room Ideas

Going to space isn’t exactly the easiest process – or the least expensive. But these DIY room ideas provide a truly out of this world experience […]
November 13, 2015

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

If any intelligent life in our galaxy intercepts the Voyager spacecraft, if they evolved the sense of vision, and if they can decode the instructions provided, […]