Space observatory

March 10, 2016

Seeking the Aliens Who Are Looking Right At Us

What if an advanced alien civilization saw our planet across the interstellar expanse and switched on their powerful radio transmitters to send a “hello neighbor!” message… […]
February 22, 2016

Upon Closer Look, NASA’s Exploration Systems are Game-Changers

The costs and benefits of NASA’s deep space exploration and science programs are popular topics in policy circles and social media discussions this election year.  As […]
January 9, 2016

NASA's Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the human eye, capable of gathering much greater […]
October 29, 2015

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

The universe is a mysterious place — comprised of mostly dark matter and dark energy, neither of which scientists fully understand. And now, a recent study […]
October 15, 2015

Alien 'megastructures' orbiting star

Astronomers may have found giant alien ‘megastructures’ orbiting star near the Milky Way A star identified by the Kepler Space Telescope may harbour structures which could […]
October 15, 2015

Rogue Planets

Not everything in the universe has to play by the neatly set down rules of astrophysics—in fact, space is notorious for simply refusing to conform to […]
April 25, 2015

NASA plans to use spy telescopes in dark-energy mission

Two former spy telescopes are now being scrutinized by NASA for use in a new scientific space mission, which would study mysterious dark energy, according to […]
April 8, 2015

Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say. “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within […]
February 10, 2015

The Hubble spotted this smiley face in space

Pictures of space get a lot of smiles around here, but it’s pretty rare for one of them to smile back at us. This adorable image […]