Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit - Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and exploration
Satellite images of penguin poop-stains in Antarctica have uncovered a massive, previously unknown population of Adélie penguins (1.5 million of them) living on the Danger Islands, which are located at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and are surrounded by treacherous seas.
Researchers discover a staggering amount of life is hidden deep below the Earth's surface, including about 70% of the world’s bacteria and archaea. Lead author: "[The discoveries] force us to reimagine what the boundaries are that life can exist in."
Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, has such a gradual slope that someone standing at the base couldn't see the summit because it's beyond the horizon (it's also almost as large as France)
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind black holes' plasma jets, the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. New computational study by researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the scientists. Never-before-seen data about our Sun are very close to their delivery
Comet 46P/Wirtanen will pass roughly 11.6 million kilometers from Earth on 16 December, 2018. It has an orbital period of 5.5 years, and “It will be at its closest distance to Earth in over four centuries.”
[NASA] Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station: NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.
The NASA budget peaked at 4.41% of the US Federal budget in 1966, and the first moon landing was in 1969. What other feats would we have achieved if NASA had 4.41% of the US Federal budget for the past 52 years?
Virgin Galactic Announces a Date for Crewed Spaceflight With Its Spaceplane - The firm announced Wednesday that it will attempt to test fly its SpaceShipTwo, aka VSS Unity, its suborbital spaceplane on Thursday.
The spacecraft entered an elliptical lunar polar orbit with a perilune of 62 miles (100 kilometers) at 3:45 a.m. EST (0845 GMT) Dec. 12 following a lunar orbit insertion burn.China goes on the far side of the Moon
We know habitable planets exist, it's just a matter how we can get there and how fast. What would be the "breakthrough" or new technology needed for fast interstellar travel, and when could we expect it to be discovered/perfected?
A grueling, 7 hour and 45 minute spacewalk is now complete. Cosmonauts used knives and other tools to cut a 10-inch chunk out of the International Space Station. It will be brought back to Earth and investigated for clues to the cause of a small hole in the Soyuz capsule found back in August.
Based on our knowledge right now about everything in the universe. How true is it that there are universes out there where everything that doesn’t happen here, happens somewhere else. Ex: there’s a universe where I don’t make this post