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
Near-Earth Asteroids Are Key To Earliest Solar System History Thousands of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) circle us from almost every angle. But null Because a portion of these whirling planetary dervishes represent the most primitive and un-evolved bodies in our solar system’s 4.56...
Jun 30 2014, 4:51am CDT
Elon Musk aka Tony Stark sees Humans On Mars By 2026 That phrase about “aiming for the stars” seems less like hyperbole when the discussion has to do with Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors who is more like Tony Stark than an ordinary CEO. Musk has a...
Jun 18 2014, 8:32am 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
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
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
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
Pandora Surges As It Brings Radio Ads To A Car Near You Pandora Media stock leaped over 14% on Monday after it announced increased listeners in December and a new initiative to bring its ads to cars, where most radio listening occurs.
Pandora reported more than 76 million...
Jan 6 2014, 3:36pm 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
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
Saturn Moon Titan Has Strange Interior Saturn’s moon, Titan is said to have a strange interior. After careful observations, scientists at NASA feel that there is ice and even a variety of industrial plastic found in Titan’s core.
Oct 3 2013, 5:02am CDT
Voyager 1 is Out of Our Solar System’s Bounds NASA's Voyager 1 is the first man-made object to leave the bounds of our solar system. Launched for the first time on its journey through space in 1977, it has currently gone outside the ambit of our solar system.
Sep 13 2013, 6:38am CDT
Massive Supermoon will Rise in the Sky this Sunday There are times when the moon is at its closest to the earth. This Sunday will be such a day. A massive supermoon will rise in the sky on the weekend. All sky gazers will have a field day.
Jun 22 2013, 3:12am CDT
Moon Explosion Visible on Earth An explosion of a meteorite on the moon caused a brief but bright explosion that was visible from the earth. The moon explosion was caused by boulder-sized meteorite and was monitored by an observatory set up by NASA.
May 21 2013, 2:32am CDT
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