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South Africa Unveils a Powerful Radio Telescope

South Africa Unveils a Powerful Radio Telescope

The 64-dish radio telescope MeerKAT will help unravel some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe...

27 minutes ago

Astronomers Trace the Source of Cosmic Neutrinos For the First Time

Astronomers Trace the Source of Cosmic Neutrinos For the First Time

Observations show that the single neutrino buried in Antarctica likely came from a supermassive black hole in another galaxy....

4 hours ago

NASA Spots ‘Spiders’ on Mars Surface

NASA Spots ‘Spiders’ on Mars Surface

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter takes a stunning image of Martian spiders...

4 hours ago

NASA Juno Spacecraft Finds Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon Io

NASA Juno Spacecraft Finds Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon Io

So far, researchers have located more than 150 active volcanoes on Io. They believe that many more are waiting to be discovered...

15 hours ago

Europa’s Subsurface Ocean could Rise to the Surface, Study Suggests

Europa’s Subsurface Ocean could Rise to the Surface, Study Suggests

Computer simulation shows how bits of ocean may reach the moon’s surface after many hundreds of thousands of years...

16 hours ago

Hubble Space Telescope Teams up with Gaia to Precisely Measure Universe Expansion

Hubble Space Telescope Teams up with Gaia to Precisely Measure Universe Expansion

Combining Hubble and Gaia observations, astronomers have further refined the previous value for the Hubble constant....

16 hours ago

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule, via SpaceX

SpaceX Is About To Conduct A Major Test

SpaceX is preparing the first test flight of the Crew Dragon Capsule in Florida....

1 day ago, 11:23am CDT

A view of Pluto's highest mountains, via NASA

NASA Releases Stunning Photos Of Pluto, Charon

For the New Horizons spacecraft's third anniversary of its dramatic flyby of Pluto, some amazing new images have been rele...

1 day ago, 11:16am CDT

An artist's rendering of Cassini and Saturn, via NASA

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Just Got An Emmy Nomination

Cassini's death plunge into Saturn has earned it an Emmy nod....

1 day ago, 11:06am CDT

A photograph of Mars, via the European Space Agency

NASA May Have Made A Huge Mistake On Mars

The space agency may have destroyed proof of life on Mars four decades ago, a new report suggests....

1 day ago, 11:00am CDT

Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 b Might be able to Support Life

Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 b Might be able to Support Life

Researchers have developed first estimates of the chemical abundances of the planet's host star...

1 day ago, 6:54am CDT

NASA’s New Horizons Unveils First Global Map of Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons Unveils First Global Map of Pluto and its Moon Charon

New detailed, high-quality maps are available for use by the public...

1 day ago, 11:46pm CDT

Growth Rate of The Universe Will Be Measured By Studying Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries

Growth Rate of The Universe Will Be Measured By Studying Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries

Expansion Rate of The Universe Might Soon Be Solved By Scientists...

1 day ago, 6:09pm CDT

Scientists Take First Ever Color X-ray of Human Body

Scientists Take First Ever Color X-ray of Human Body

New 3D, color X-ray imaging technique produces clearer and more accurate pictures which can lead to more accurate diagnoses...

1 day ago, 4:13pm CDT

Scientists will Produce Oxygen from Just Water in Zero Gravity

Scientists will Produce Oxygen from Just Water in Zero Gravity

The method can make long term space travel a real possibility...

2 days ago, 1:26am CDT

Israel Is on Track to Be Fourth Country to Land on Moon

Israel Is on Track to Be Fourth Country to Land on Moon

Israel's first unmanned spacecraft to the moon will be launched in December....

2 days ago, 10:21pm CDT

NASA Records Weird Sound of Plasma Moving from Saturn to its Moon Enceladus

NASA Records Weird Sound of Plasma Moving from Saturn to its Moon Enceladus

The observations show for the first time that the plasma waves travel on magnetic field lines between Saturn and Enceladus....

3 days ago, 10:35pm CDT

Scientists Capture the Moment an Iceberg Breaks off from a Greenland Glacier

Scientists Capture the Moment an Iceberg Breaks off from a Greenland Glacier

The calving event took place on June 22 and reveals how Greenland has been losing its ice....

4 days ago, 9:06am CDT

Zebras’ Black and White Stripes Do not Keep them Cool, Study Finds

Zebras’ Black and White Stripes Do not Keep them Cool, Study Finds

Experiment shows that stripes didn't lower the temperature...

4 days ago, 11:16pm CDT

Astronomers Found the Brightest Object Ever Discovered in The Early Universe

Astronomers Found the Brightest Object Ever Discovered in The Early Universe

Scientists Discover the Oldest and Maximum Light-Giving Galaxy in the Cosmos Which, 13 Billion Years Away - A Quasar from a Tim...

5 days ago, 3:34pm CDT

Earth's Oxygen Levels Rose and Fell More Than Once Before the Great Oxidation Event

Earth's Oxygen Levels Rose and Fell More Than Once Before the Great Oxidation Event

The Amount of Oxygen Rose and Fell on Many an Occasion in the Planet’s Prehistoric Past. Actually, oxygen levels on early Earth...

5 days ago, 3:16pm CDT

World’s Oldest Color is Bright Pink

Bright Pink is the World’s Oldest Color Discovered in Sahara Desert

Researchers discovered the Oldest Colors in the World, 1.1 Billion-Year-Old Bright Pink Pigments, at a Great Depth beneath the...

5 days ago, 2:46pm CDT

Giant Dinosaurs Lived on Earth Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

Giant Dinosaurs Lived on Earth Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

200 Million-Year-Old Fossils Discovery by Paleontologists in Argentina Suggests That The Largest Dinosaurs began Appearing Earl...

5 days ago, 2:09pm CDT

Russian Progress Cargo Ship Makes Fastest Delivery to the International Space Station

Russian Progress Cargo Ship Makes Fastest Delivery to the International Space Station

Russia Sends Fastest Ever Progress Cargo Supply Mission to the ISS. The Russian Progress 70 Cargo Craft Makes Same-Day Cargo De...

5 days ago, 1:44pm CDT

New Wasp Species has Exceptionally Huge Stinger

New Wasp Species has Exceptionally Huge Stinger

Researchers suggest that newly discovered wasp uses its massive stinger both for laying eggs and injecting venom....

6 days ago, 6:12am CDT

A photograph of Mars, via the European Space Agency

Scientists Stunned By Discovery About The Solar System

Researchers are finding evidence that bacteria may be strong enough to survive on planets like Mars....

6 days ago, 11:40pm CDT

NASA will Study Venus Atmosphere by Using Drones

NASA will Study Venus Atmosphere by Using Drones

NASA has recently partnered with a company to build a drone that could survive in turbulent upper atmosphere of Venus...

6 days ago, 11:39pm CDT

Scientists Explore a Rainforest Hidden on the Top of a Mountain

Scientists Explore a Rainforest Hidden on the Top of a Mountain

Since the rainforest's discovery in 2012, Mount Lico has received worldwide attention...

6 days ago, 4:04pm CDT

Kepler Spacecraft’s Fuel Tank is Running Very Low

Kepler Spacecraft’s Fuel Tank is Running Very Low

NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state to download the most recent science data...

1 week ago, 8:08am CDT

Global Warming could be Double What Models Predict

Global Warming could be Double What Models Predict

An international team of researchers suggest that future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate...

1 week ago, 3:33am CDT

NASA may have Found Meteorite Pieces at Bottom of the Ocean

NASA may have Found Meteorite Pieces at Bottom of the Ocean

If confirmed, it will be the first known recovery of a meteorite from the ocean...

1 week ago, 9:40pm CDT

NASA Installs Cutting-edge Heat Shield on its First Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA Installs Cutting-edge Heat Shield on its First Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has ever gone...

Jul 7 2018, 4:22pm CDT

Jupiter’s Moons are Causing Disturbances in its Aurora

Jupiter’s Moons are Causing Disturbances in its Aurora

Juno data show that two of Jupiter's moons cause "footprints" in the planet's auroras...

Jul 7 2018, 5:23am CDT

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Refines Its Path to Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Refines Its Path to Asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft has successfully performed a second Deep Space Maneuver as it speeds toward asteroid rendezvous...

Jul 7 2018, 1:44am CDT

Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Passes an Extreme Test

Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Passes an Extreme Test

New results indicate that general theory of relativity holds true for some of the most compact objects with extremely strong gr...

Jul 6 2018, 7:39pm CDT

Scientists Explain Oxygen Mystery on Comet 67P

Scientists Explain Oxygen Mystery on Comet 67P

New study suggests that molecular oxygen on comet 67P is not created on its surface...

Jul 6 2018, 3:46pm CDT

China is Developing a Super-Rocket More Powerful Than Any US Spacecraft

China is Developing a Super Rocket More Powerful Than Any US Spacecraft

Report says that the Long March-9 rocket will be able to carry 140 metric tons into low-Earth orbit by 2030...

Jul 6 2018, 3:40am CDT

Spiders Fly Electric

Spiders Fly Electric

Way before humans discovered electricity for travel, spiders use it for super long trips....

Jul 5 2018, 11:45pm CDT

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Closest Images Ever of Occator Crater

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Closest Images Ever of Occator Crater

The new up-close views of Occator crater from Dawn's current vantage point reveals Ceres bright spots in an unprecedented...

Jul 5 2018, 11:29pm CDT

Massive Star System Eta Carinae is Shooting Cosmic Rays Towards Earth

Massive Star System Eta Carinae is Shooting Cosmic Rays Towards Earth

Eta Carinae is the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years from Earth....

Jul 5 2018, 11:29pm CDT