Light-year

July 12, 2016

A SUPERNOVA MIGHT HAVE ABETTED A MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH

IT WOULD HAVE SLAMMED THE PLANET WITH COSMIC RADIATION SEVERAL MILLION YEARS AGO An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role […]
January 7, 2016

Star clumps harbour 'sweet spot' in search for alien life

Ancient, tightly packed clumps of stars found at the fringe of the Milky Way are a good bet in the search for extra terrestrial intelligence (Seti), […]
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 […]
October 17, 2015

Who’s Out There?—The Bottom Line

Here’s another way that our robotic missions might search for life in this solar system. Brown University reports that large glass deposits have been found on central peaks in impact craters on Mars.
August 25, 2015

White Holes

Black holes are astronomical entities that are intriguing enough to make our minds run wild—but the speculations of mankind and the treasures of the cosmos don’t […]
June 16, 2015

Hubble Space Telescope Sees Neighboring Dwarf Galaxy

A new space image made public by scientists over at NASA earlier today shows PGC 18431, a dwarf galaxy located at a distance of about 31 million light-years […]
May 29, 2015

Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards

Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic billiard-shot. The supermassive […]
February 3, 2015

NASA's Europa Mission to Hunt Down Life's Niches

As NASA applauds its boosted White House budget request for 2016, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are excited to see a robotic mission concept to Europa […]
January 19, 2015

Nasa releases the largest picture ever taken – and it’s mind-blowing

Nasa has released a 1.5 billion-pixel image of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbour, which contains over 100 million stars and spans more than 40,000 […]