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Dark Energy May Have Caused The Universe To Expand Rapidly After The Big Bang

Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.

Space June 9, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Space June 9, 2018

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars

Space June 8, 2018

NASA’s Flyby Juno Survives Jupiter’s Radioactive Field And Gets Another 3 Years Of Probe

The Juno mission is set out to explore Jupiter’s structure, mass, core, and origin. After two years of orbit, Juno remained operationally healthy, extending its mission to another three years.

Space June 8, 2018

Russia May Lack Funds To Compete With SpaceX

Anonymous sources revealed that Roscosmos, the agency responsible for cosmonautics program for Russia, might undergo budget cuts within the next three years. The looming shortage may happen amid SpaceX’s continued advancement in its future Mars mission.

Space June 9, 2018

NASA's New Horizons Wakes Up To Explore Primitive World Beyond Pluto: What Is Ultima Thule?

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now headed for a new mission to explore a primitive Kuiper Belt object located a billion miles beyond dwarf planet Pluto. What do scientists currently know about the flyby target Ultima Thule?

Space June 9, 2018

NASA Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Matter On Mars: Does That Mean Aliens?

The NASA Curiosity rover on Mars found ancient organic matter in soil samples and methane in the atmosphere, which were described as 'breakthroughs in astrobiology.' Does this mean that there are aliens on Mars?

Space June 8, 2018

Persistent Bacteria On Spacecraft May Complicate Search For Alien Life

A group of chemists discovered that bacteria lurking in the recesses of spacecraft are resistant to NASA’s stringent cleaning measures. If left unchecked, the microbes could invade other worlds and confound humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life.

Space June 7, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Space June 7, 2018

Lightning On Jupiter Is Surprisingly Similar To Lightning On Earth With Some Key Differences

Jupiter is known for the storms that are raging on the planet's surface, including the Great Red Spot. These storms feature lightning, and scientists have figured out that this is very similar to that of Earth's.

Space June 6, 2018

Georg Von Tiesenhausen, Last Surviving Member Of German Rocket Team, Dies At 104

Georg von Tiesenhausen left Germany in 1953 to become a leading rocket scientist for NASA. He passed away on June 3 at the age of 104 in Alabama.

Space June 6, 2018

NASA Uses Gold To Direct Heat Away From Science Instruments Of James Webb Telescope

NASA engineers are installing the gold baffles that can direct heat away from the sensitive instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's why the baffles and the mirrors of the Hubble Space Telescope successor have gold.

Space June 7, 2018

Saturn’s Magnetic Poles Have Auroras That Show Up At High Noon

Scientists found Saturn’s poles displays noontime auroras. The ringed planet’s fast spin rate could cause differences in the way Saturn’s magnetic fields interact with electrically charged particles, creating spectacular light shows during the day.

Space June 6, 2018

New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From 6 Month Hibernation For New Year's Mission

After six months of electronic hibernation, the New Horizons probe woke up. Its next mission will be a flyby of Ultima Thule, a distant frozen place at the edge of the solar system.

Space June 6, 2018

Existence Of Sterile Neutrinos May Still Not Exist, Ghost Particle May Be Background Events

A new study recently offered proof for the existence of a ghost particle called a sterile neutrino but its existence may have been exaggerated. The sterile neutrino may not even exist.

Space June 5, 2018

NASA Boss Speaks To Anonymous Private Companies About Taking Over The International Space Station By 2025

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is reportedly speaking to companies about privatizing the International Space Station. The Trump administration plans to cut funding to ISS by 2025.

Space June 5, 2018

NASA Will Reveal Secret Mars Curiosity Rover Findings On June 7

NASA will reveal the findings of the Mars Curiosity rover on Thursday, June 7 in a live panel. NASA is holding the results of the findings for a couple of days.

Space June 5, 2018

New Theory About Trans-Neptunian Objects Fails To Completely Debunk Planet Nine

A new theory suggests gravity of smaller space debris could explain the strange orbits of Sedna and other trans-Neptunian objects. Here's why it failed to debunk the existence of Planet Nine.

Space June 7, 2018

Earth Days Getting Longer, Thanks To The Moon

Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.

Space June 5, 2018

SpaceX Announces No Tourist Landing On The Moon Until Mid-2019 Or Longer

SpaceX is not catering commercial spaceflights this year, according to an e-mail sent to WSJ. No reasons for the delay were provided, but critics said such events are expected given SpaceX’s history of flight postponements.

Space June 5, 2018

Planet 9 May Not Exist Instead Collective Gravity Explains Orbits Of Detached Objects Beyond Neptune

New evidence shows that Planet Nine may not exist after all and collective gravity may be to blame for some of the evidence of the missing planet. This would throw off calculations expecting a planet.

Space June 4, 2018

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

SpaceX launched its 11th rocket of the year, this time it was an SES-12 communications satellite. SpaceX used one of its Falcon9 Rockets to get the payload into space.

Space June 4, 2018

Lonely Neutron Star With Low Magnetic Field Spotted Outside Of Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers spotted for the first time a rare neutron star beyond the Milky Way galaxy. It was found in the oxygen-rich supernova remnant E0102. What makes this neutron star special?

Space June 4, 2018

Asteroid Crashes Into Earth Atmosphere Just Hours After It Was Discovered

An asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere over Africa just hours after it was first spotted. Should there be concerns that a bigger, more destructive asteroid will impact the planet without being detected?

Space June 4, 2018

NASA Probe To Study The Heliosphere, The Magnetic Bubble Protecting The Solar System

A new NASA probe named the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe will study the boundary of the heliosphere, which is the magnetic bubble protecting the solar system from cosmic radiation. IMAP is expected to launch by 2024.

Space June 4, 2018

Harvard Physicists Say Dark Matter May Have An Electric Charge

Drawing inspiration from previous research, Harvard scientists theorized that dark matter is electric. If true, dark matter would be able to interact with ordinary matter through an electromagnetic force.

Space June 4, 2018

Puffy Exoplanet Contains Unusually High Amounts Of Lithium And Possible Signs Of Water

Scientists found strangely vast amounts of lithium, sodium, and potassium in a rare exoplanet just 332 light-years away. They also detected weak but distinctive possible signs of water.

Space June 4, 2018

Scientists Detect Existence Of Ghost Particle That May Make Up Dark Matter

Scientists found new signs of the existence of a particle that’s not supposed to exist. Using the MiniBooNE particle detector, physicists detected sterile neutrinos, a possible candidate for dark matter.

Space June 4, 2018

First Deep Space CubeSats Head For Mars: What Are The Objectives Of NASA's $18.5 Million MarCO Mission?

MarCO-B encountered a problem during the trajectory correction maneuver but NASA engineers are optimistic MarCO mission will make it to the Red Planet. What are the objectives of sending these interplanetary CubeSats to Mars?

Space June 3, 2018

Video Captures The Exact Moment A Bright Meteorite Lit Up The Night Sky In China

A meteorite flashed across the sky in Yunan district in China on June 1 around 9:41 at night. Scientists say it was a bolide, which is a very bright meteor.

Space June 3, 2018

World's Most Sensitive Detector Establishes Limit On Effective Size Of Dark Matter Particles

Dark matter is believed to be one of the most basic elements of the universe, but it remains a mystery. Scientists now believe that its particles are likely smaller than previously expected.

Space June 2, 2018

NASA Dawn Probe Attempting Closest Pictures Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA will be positioning the Dawn spacecraft to take the closest pictures of the dwarf planet Ceres. This will be Dawn's closest descent to Ceres where it will also collect data on the dwarf planet.

Space June 4, 2018

NASA Hopes Undersea Volcano Can Give It Clues On How To Find Alien Life In Space

NASA hopes to find clues about life in outer space by diving under Earth's own oceans. Could an underwater volcano give scientists hints about where else life could be in the solar system?

Space June 4, 2018

Two Galaxies Collide To Form One Luminous, Starburst Galaxy

NASA released the newest image of NGC-3256, a starburst galaxy 100 million light- years away. Starburst galaxies are one of the brightest objects in the sky and are formed usually when two galaxies collide.

Space June 2, 2018

Here Is How It Looks Like When A Black Hole Swallows A Star

Researchers invented a new model that helps them understand how a black hole devours a star. The framework can provide new insight into black holes and their mysterious lives.

Space June 2, 2018

Merger Of Two Neutron Stars That Generated Gravitational Waves May Have Spawned A Black Hole

The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves and was observed by LIGO and Virgo in 2017 is 2.7 times more massive than the sun. Here’s why researchers think this remnant is a black hole.

Space May 31, 2018

121 New Giant Exoplanets Found That May Have Habitable Moons

Researchers have found 121 new exoplanets that may have habitable moons. All of the new exoplanets that were found are located in the habitable zone of the stars that they orbit.

Space May 31, 2018

Earth Looks Amazing In Pictures Taken By New NOAA Weather Satellite

The Earth looks amazing in pictures taken from space by GOES-17, which was launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 1. The weather satellite was able to take the stunning images despite a cooling system malfunction.

Space June 1, 2018

New Horizons Reveals Pluto Has Dunes Just Like Earth Except They're Not Made Of Sand

More information from New Horizons is showing more characteristics of the dwarf planet Pluto. New data shows that Pluto has dunes just like on Earth, but they're not made of sand.

Space May 31, 2018

Having Sex On Mars Could Be Challenging And It Might Lead To A New Species

If humans colonized Mars, some of them may want to reproduce on the red planet. Researchers discuss the challenges of having sex on Mars and the possibility of a new species.

Space May 31, 2018

Leaked Pentagon Report Reveals Supersonic UFO That Could Make Itself Invisible Interacted With Mysterious Underwater Object

A Las Vegas TV station has revealed a leak military report detailing strange UFO sightings in 2004. The report claims the UFO can fly at supersonic speeds and make itself invisible.

Space May 31, 2018

New Human Subspecies Likely To Emerge As Martian Planners Try To Establish Red Planet Colony

Humans who plan on inhabiting Mars are faced with a difficult challenge of conceiving children. Microgravity could result in a variety of defects in an unborn child.

Space May 31, 2018

European Southern Observatory Releases Sharpest Image Of The 160,000 Light-Years Away Tarantula Nebula

The European Southern Observatory released the most detailed image of one of the most active star-forming regions near Earth, the Tarantula Nebula. The Tarantula Nebula is 160,000 light-years away from Earth.

Space May 30, 2018

Manhattanhenge 2018: There's Still A Chance To Watch The Phenomenon If You Are In New York

Manhattanhenge occurs four times a year in Manhattan as the sunset aligns between city blocks. One day may be over but there's still another chance to catch the sunset.

Space May 30, 2018

Supercomputer In Japan Predicts New Exotic Particle That May Explain The Big Bang And Neutron Stars

By using a supercomputer in Japan called 'K computer,' a team of scientists predicts a new strange particle called the 'di-Omega' particle. More understanding of the new particle may give deeper insights into neutron stars and the Big Bang.

Space May 30, 2018

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