A unique object is headed toward our Solar System. The object called 2014 UN271 (data recording started in 2014) appeared in the Dark Energy Survey collaboration on June 19, 2021 and is gaining pop…
Live coverage of Russia’s Progress 78 cargo spacecraft’s launch and docking to the International Space Station will begin at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 29, on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.
Quasars are very bright, distant and active supermassive black holes that are millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun. Typically located at the centers of galaxies, they feed on infalling matter ...
Two astronomers tracked the star systems that, if they had life, could look toward us and discover our planet the same way we detect others.
Alien astronomers in those star systems could discover Earth the way we find exoplanets: by watching for a dip in starlight.
Aliens could have seen us the way we’ve tried seeing them.
Scientists have performed a new analysis of the surface of Venus that has revealed evidence of tectonic motion. That evidence comes in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each othe…
E.T. could also potentially have detected life on Earth, scientists say.
The findings could be of assistance to SETI researchers.
At least 1,715 nearby star systems sat at a perfect angle to view Earth during the past 5,000 years, meaning aliens living in those systems, if they exist and have the right technology, could have watched our planet from afar…
2014 UN271 is coming back.
Potentially, observers in plenty of solar systems could have detected Earth sometime in the last 5,000 years. More stars will soon move into positions that would let them see our planet.
China's space program is making impressive progress.
Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems — within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years — that could find Earth merely by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun.…
Astronomers estimate 29 habitable planets are positioned to see Earth transit and intercept human broadcasts
Music from radio stations may have already reached 29 exoplanets
So far, in the search for exoplanets, scientists have been unable to detect radio signals coming from those planets. However, they believe that radio signals from distant solar systems could give a…
The crustacean-inspired technology can help us analyze far-off phenomena, like supernovae collisions and solar wind, that extend past our own galaxy.
Citizen scientists detected two gas-giant exoplanets orbiting a distant sun-like star located about 352 light-years from Earth using data from NASA’s Planet Hunters Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
One of Marvel's most popular mutants gets an out-of-this-world new status quo in SWORD #6
Following the revelations of the X-Men's Hellfire Gala, Marvel's S.W.O.R.D. names the most important mutant leader in the Marvel Universe.
Hey Wandavision fans, it's Wanda Maximoff, Scarlet Witch time. We already looked at some of the big news breaking in today's SWORD #6 regarding the future
New findings allow scientists to effectively peer back through time into the beginnings of other planetary systems after a major new finding.
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider obtained the result by analyzing over 30.6 million particle decays, and are aiming to look with more precise detectors when the atom smasher powers up again in September.
CERN has measured one of the smallest differences in mass between two particles ever, which will allow us to discover much more about our cosmic origins.
Astronomers discovered a new object in an eccentric orbit around the Sun, which could come as close as 11 AU to our star.
Using data for more than 500 young stars observed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), scientists have uncovered a direct link between protoplanetary disk structures—the planet-forming ...
New survey reveals that the presence of gaps in planet-forming disks is more common to higher mass stars and to the development of large, gaseous exoplanets. Using data for more than 500 young stars observed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter…
Today, the Marvel Universe sees the publication of SWORD #6, following on from last week's Planet-Size X-Men, and is another of what the X-Men line calls
Ingenuity is traveling south to keep up with the Perseverance rover.
Scientists estimate that dark matter and dark energy together are some 95% of the gravitational material in the universe while the remaining 5% is baryonic matter, which is the “normal” matter composing stars, planets, and living beings. However, for decades…
Researchers used decades-old radar data and found that some low-lying areas of Venus' crust are moving and jostling. This evidence is some of the strongest yet of tectonic activity on Venus.
A colossal comet is on its way to the inner reaches of our solar system! Presenting astronomers with an rare chance to study the Oort Cloud.
It is hoped that studying the squid will help scientists see how astronauts could better cope with health issues in space.
FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for motion designers, visual effects artists and editors, today announced the immediate avai
The Gaia database is used to identify stars from which astronomers on orbiting planets could see Earth transiting the Sun in the past, present and future.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a .... tiny planet? The space rock 2014 UN271 has reached the inner solar system and will come closest to Earth in about 10 years.
The surface of Venus is cracked and moves like ice floating on the ocean – likely due to tectonic activity. The big idea Much of the brittle, upper crust of Venus is broken into fragments that jostle and move –…
The jury is still out on tiny aliens floating above our neighboring planet, but the planet itself might be a little jittery.
Object 2014 UN271 is slightly closer to the sun than Neptune but will be closer than Saturn by 2031. Experts say it is made of ice and rock, and measures between 62 and 230 miles wide.
Astronomers have reportedly discovered that a large object moving from the outer reaches of the solar system will approach as close as Saturn's orbit in the next decade.
If we want clean undies on the moon and Mars, then we're going to have to figure out how to wash our clothes in space.
Scientists say giant slices of rock may move across the surface of Earth’s closest neighbor like pack ice floating in the sea.
Planetary scientists have reportedly found that the crust of Venus is fragmented and that its surface shows evidence of tectonic motion.
Professor and researcher Jamie Foster worked with NASA and SpaceX to send the mollusk into orbit for research.
An object with an orbit that takes it almost a light-year from the Sun is about to pay us a visit. We have almost a decade's warning because it is unusuall
The baby squid were sent into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. Understanding what happens to the squid in space could help solve health problems for astronauts.
Boeing finished loading hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide maneuvering propellants over the weekend into the company's second space-rated Starliner capsule at the Kennedy Space Center, days after stacking of its Atlas 5 launcher began a few miles away at Cape Canaveral…
These photos show the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 17 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying a GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Space Force. Once its job was complete, the rocket's first stage…
China launched three more Yaogan 30 military reconnaissance satellites June 18 aboard a Long March 2C rocket.
A Cold War-era missile motor cast with solid propellant in 1966 fired up for the first time Wednesday to catapult a Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket off a launch pad in Virginia with three small spacecraft for the U.S. government's…
Astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough floated outside the International Space Station Sunday to deploy and unroll a new solar array blanket after encountering spacesuit glitches and an interference issue during a previous excursion Wednesday.
A fresh GPS navigation beacon destined to replace a nearly 17-year-old satellite rode into orbit from Cape Canaveral on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Thursday, marking the first time risk-averse U.S. military space officials have agreed to launch…
Three Chinese astronauts floated into the country's new Tiangong space station Thursday, becoming the first people to board China's outpost in orbit after a successful launch from a military base in the Gobi Desert to start a three-month mission.
SpaceX launched a national security payload for the U.S. military Thursday for the first time using a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with a GPS navigation satellite at…
Three Chinese astronauts launched at 9:22 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0122 GMT Thursday) aboard the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft. A Long March 2F rocket blasted off from northwest China and successfully carried the astronauts into orbit, setting the stage for their docking…
Following years of planning, a GPS navigation satellite built by Lockheed Martin will be the first operational U.S. military payload to ride a reused SpaceX booster on a launch from Florida Thursday, laying the groundwork for future national security missions to…
The National Space Society (NSS) will hold its flagship annual event virtually this year, starting on Thursday (June 24) — and you can watch most of it live, for free.
May the Force be with you at bedtime with these galactic deals.
Space Perspective is taking seat reservations for its "Spaceship Neptune," a balloon-borne pressurized capsule designed to carry people about 100,000 feet into the sky. The price: $125,000 apiece.
The European Space Agency has received a record number of applications for its recently closed call for new astronauts with more than 22,000 people applying.
The space race of the 1950s and 1960s gets a bizarre twist in the new miniseries "Primordial" from Image Comics.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract to build a triad of missile-warning satellites for the U.S. Space Force.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured new images of a strange see-through galaxy named NGC 1052-DF2 that appears to lack dark matter.
Fortnite's current UFO-themed season has launched an "extraterrestrial celebration" for the summer and it should be a cosmic blast, Epic Games says.
The US military has released previously classified photos and films related to unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings, which mostly show something blurry moving strangely.
In the past 5,000 years, more than 1,700 nearby stars could have seen Earth and potentially detected life here, and four of those stars are known to possess rocky planets of their own, a new study finds.
It will be built on a modular design, similar to the International Space Station operated by the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency.
It turns out it's tricky to troubleshoot a 1980s computer that's dashing around Earth hundreds of miles over our heads.
A pair of gas-giant exoplanets was found orbiting a distant sun-like star, thanks to the help of citizen scientists around the world.
On June 23, 1949, the XS-1 rocket plane flew for the 117th time. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
Astronomers may not know what dark matter is, but they do know that galaxies are supposed to contain a lot of the shadowy, invisible substance.
Future astronauts may not need to worry about moon dust and Mars soil stains, thanks to a new effort by Tide to develop a detergent for use in space.
U.K. startup Arqit expects to launch a worldwide service for sharing unbreakable quantum-encrypted messages using satellites in 2023.
Krispy Kreme will release a new space-themed doughnut celebrating the June 24 supermoon.
One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most iconic pictures is now reimagined in Lego form.
If you're a Star Trek fan looking to score some sweet merch this Prime Day, these deals are for you.
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series" on Blu-ray is now on sale for Prime Day.
The "Moon in My Room" is available until the end of the day today (June 22) at Amazon for 40% off, so be sure to snap it up quickly.
Looking for the perfect beginner's package for a telescope? The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ is on sale now for $132.49 for Amazon Prime Day, a 30% deep discount.
Former astronaut Pam Melroy was sworn in as NASA deputy administrator on Monday (June 21), four days after being confirmed for the post by the U.S. Senate.
Nebula and Hugo Award-winning writer Martha Wells adds to the "Murderbot Diaries" with "Fugitive Telemetry," starring the soap opera-loving cyborg named Murderbot.
Behind the scenes, NASA's Artemis program relies on Commercial Lunar Payload Services partners to deliver science equipment to the moon.
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Save nearly 50% on Amazon on these two classic games repurposed for the hit show
June's full moon, known as the Strawberry Moon, will come a day after the moon reaches the closest point in its orbit around the Earth, making it the second and last "supermoon" of the year.