Solar Flare to lash out due to Sun Storm A sun storm caused an unusual solar flare to lash out in the direction of the earth. Although it’s nothing to be alarmed about, the conditions of the atmosphere may be affected by this solar disturbance.
Sep 11 2014, 4:14am CDT
Higgs Boson Proves That The Universe Does Not Exist? None of us should be here. In fact, the whole world, the stars and the galaxies shouldn’t be here either – according to a new cosmological study, our whole Universe should have blinked out of existence an instant after...
Jun 24 2014, 1:22pm CDT
Kepler-10c is a Mega-Earth New data on a planet discovered by the Kepler space telescope back in 2011 has helped scientists to determine that Kepler-10c is actually a new type of planet — a huge, rocky “mega-Earth” that shouldn’t be able to exist...
Jun 3 2014, 1:36am CDT
Cosmic Collision sent Chelyabinsk Asteroid Towards Earth The Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia smashed through Earth’s atmosphere on the rebound from a collision with another asteroid in space. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan have analysed the debris...
May 26 2014, 3:20am CDT
Giraffe Meteor Shower Expected Tonight A meteor shower in the Giraffe Constellation is expected to light up the night sky on Friday. Stargazers are ready to take up their positions in order to view the beautiful event.
May 23 2014, 4:20am CDT
Ocean On Jupiter Moon Europa May Be Dead Zone At first glance, it looks more like a freshly-fertilized chicken egg than Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. But Europa’s fractured brownish-colored surface also suggests activity beneath its surface. In fact, some...
May 15 2014, 5:34am CDT
Moon Eclipse 2014 is Fabulous The people are getting ready to view the blood moon as it appears come Tuesday night. The moon eclipse of 2014 is definitely an event worth watching with the eyes wide open.
Apr 15 2014, 4:51am CDT
Blood Moon Sparks Controversy The phenomenon known as a blood moon lunar eclipse is a rarity. And the fact that it has sparked end-of-the-world controversy shows that some people are willing to believe anything.
Apr 8 2014, 11:01am CDT
Pink Dwarf Planet Biden Spotted Beyond Pluto A new, “pink”, dwarf planet has been discovered beyond the known edge of the solar system in an area that should be completely empty according to our best theories. The object – provisionally called 2012 VP113 but...
Mar 27 2014, 2:22pm CDT
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Is New Must-See Geek Show The Cosmos science show revival premiered yesterday on the National Geographic channel. Legendary Carl Sagan hosted Cosmos: A Personal Voyage in the 80s. The revival is so big that President Obama has introduced it. Watch below.
Mar 10 2014, 4:29am CDT
Detecting Water Vapor On A 'Hot Jupiter' Around Tau Bootis For the first time, a team of American astronomers has used near-infrared spectroscopy to directly detect water vapor in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet in close orbit around the bright star tau Bootis — one that...
Feb 27 2014, 2:51am CST
Astronomers Find A Planet That Wobbles Like A Top Newly discovered planet Kepler-413b is about 2,300 light years from Earth. It circles its two suns – an orange and red dwarf – every 66 days. It’s a gas giant that’s larger than the planet Neptune It also wobbles like a...
Feb 6 2014, 5:42pm CST
Nearest Dying White Dwarfs Likely Still Harbor Planets More than two dozen nearby stellar White Dwarfs — the burnt- out remnant cores of solar type stars in their final death throes — show evidence of relic planetary systems. A few may even harbor full-sized rocky type...
Jan 29 2014, 5:48pm CST
Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist With each passing season, the weather seems stranger and more extreme.
Who can argue with a sudden outbreak of the “polar vortex” phenomenon; unprecedented winter drought in California; and summer temperatures so torrid...
Jan 20 2014, 12:46am CST
On The Hunt For The Very Closest Alien Earths Awash in a sea of long-lived stellar Red dwarfs, our own sun seems to be somewhat of a local anomaly.
Until recently, detecting these faint M-spectral type stars — much less their potential earthlike planetary...
Jan 18 2014, 4:36am CST
The Universe's Star 'Baby Boom' Ended Five Billion Years Ago The Universe’s star-making boom period is already over, according to a new study, which suggests that the rate of star-formation in the Universe is around a hundred times lower than it was five billion years ago.
Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST
ExoPlanet Covered With Clouds Detected in Outer Space The Hubble Telescope has detected what could be the greatest discovery of present times. A planet covered with clouds has been descried in the depths of outer space. This has led to speculation regarding the possibility of alien life forms on other planets.
Jan 1 2014, 9:55am CST
Life On Earth Didn't Begin On Mars, Says Astrochemist The eternal chicken or egg question — did Mars seed life on earth or did earth seed life on the Red Planet? — is utter astrobiological “nonsense.”
Or so says Pascale Ehrenfreund, an astrochemist at George Washington...
Dec 27 2013, 5:06am CST
Black Hole Phenomenon Described The phenomenon of a black hole in outer space is something which spurns all the laws of astrophysics. In fact, it goes against the very grain of science and the scientific.
Nov 28 2013, 2:40am CST
Comet ISON Observed in the Night Sky The Comet ISON was observed in the night sky by NASA’s probe ahead of Thursday's solar encounter. It was spotted as it whizzed by the planet Mercury.
Nov 26 2013, 4:54am CST
Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Video is Stunning The stunning dance of aurora borealis over the snow-covered Rocky Mountains has been captured in a time-lapse video. Watch the stunning video that depicts true beauty of aurora borealis.
Nov 15 2013, 9:05am CST
Comet ISON Going on Peak This November It is a phenomenon of the night sky that will be viewable from earth pretty soon. Comet ISON is coming closest to the sun on November 28, Thankgiving day in US. And it is purported to be so bright that it will even be visible in daylight.
Nov 5 2013, 2:46am CST
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