Interstellar medium

November 27, 2015

NASA pours cold comets on aliens-make-star-flutter theory

KIC 8462852 is a star in the Cygnus constellation about 1500 light years from here. Were it not for the fact that Kepler Space Telescope photos […]
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, […]
January 18, 2015

NASA telescope spies 3 new potentially habitable (and close) planets

NASA’s Kepler telescope has its eye on three new potentially habitable planets. At a distance of 150 light years, the three “lukewarm” bodies are among the […]
September 26, 2014

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from […]
September 22, 2013

Voyager’s Great Leap

Has Voyager 1 finally left the Solar System? An answer to this question has been proclaimed so many times in the last few years that it […]
September 16, 2013

Turns Out Deep Space Makes The Creepiest Sound

In space, no one can hear you scream. But oh, you’ll be screaming, because it sounds like it’s populated by plasma demons. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, […]
September 12, 2013

Voyager probe 'leaves Solar System'

The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System. Scientists say the probe’s instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble […]
January 30, 2013

See the Andromeda Galaxy in a Cool New Light

At 2 million light-years distant, Andromeda is the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way — it is also one of the most studied. Now, […]
January 24, 2013

Betelgeuse Is About to Hit the Wall

Last night I was outside doing a little stargazing, and I showed the star Betelgeuse to my daughter and her friend. It’s easy to see, being […]