Category: Space

Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet — “Its Water Atmosphere Glows”

Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet — “Its Water Atmosphere Glows”

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, or exoplanet. A stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere in which temperature increases with higher altitudes....

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

One of the greatest fears of the world’s space is a real-life Andromeda Strain, the chilling movie about a US research satellite carrying a deadly extraterrestrial microscopic organism that crashes into a small town in...

Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past

Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past

NASA’s Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars that may have formed from ancient mud cracks, yet more evidence that the planet had a watery past. In addition to the network of cracks...

Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day

Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day

We live under a thick, protective atmosphere that is shielded by a powerful magnetic shield, called the magnetosphere — solar radiation isn’t a daily concern unless you’re an astronaut in orbit taking a spacewalk....

Atlas V Rocket Launches US Missile-Warning Satellite

Atlas V Rocket Launches US Missile-Warning Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida today (Jan. 20) to put a missile-detection and early warning satellite into orbit for the U.S. military. Launch was...

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

November’s supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — was the biggest and brightest supermoon in almost 69 years. In fact,...

This Is Why Sending Messages to Aliens Might Be a Good Idea

This Is Why Sending Messages to Aliens Might Be a Good Idea

With SETI — the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence — we use radio telescopes to search for signals from alien civilizations. This is a relatively passive system, where we sit back and listen for...

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Two U.S. lawmakers have authored new legislation to name the first of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rockets after the last man to leave footprints on the moon. Culbertson and Aderholt introduced their bill in...

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

This new discovery was just announced by team of planetary scientists led by Maria Cristina De Sanctis, an astrophysicist at the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics in Rome. The scientists used data from NASA’s Dawn...

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

Now that scientists can detect the wiggly distortions in space-time created by the merger of massive black holes, they are setting their sights on the dynamics and aftermath of other cosmic duos that unify...