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
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
World War III Could Start In Space Nearly a century after Robert Goddard launched his first liquid-fuel rocket, we are now inextricably linked to the hundreds of spacecraft which race around our planet at speeds that would make Chuck Yeager envious. But...
Apr 25 2014, 2:04am CDT
NASA Rover Camera Captures Light On Mars is Not Alien NASA’s Curiosity rover recently rolled to a new vantage point on Mars and started snapping photos to send home, and one shot seems to show that some underground-dwelling martians may have left the porch light on....
Apr 8 2014, 1:44pm 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
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
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
How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border How smugglers build and use tunnels along the US-Mexico border
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection...
Jan 14 2014, 9:56pm CST
Wallops Island Launch Completed The launch of a rocket from Wallops Island was delayed due to a solar flare which occurred recently. However, later on the Cygnus cargo mission took off for the International Space Station. It had on board a lot of equipment that would prove to be handy in space.
Jan 10 2014, 4:10am CST
French company demos driverless shuttle at CES French company Induct demos driverless shuttle Navia at CES gadget show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — French company Induct on Monday showed off the first driverless vehicle to be commercially available in the U.S...
Jan 6 2014, 8:56pm 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
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