One small step begins journey to stars

Proxima Centauri

THE smallest ever spacecraft have been successfully put into orbit in what may be the first step towards visiting our nearest star — Proxima Centauri. THE smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes

Cassini continues on its final Saturn jaunt

Cassini Saturn Orbit

After 13 years of exciting discoveries, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits of Saturn. On September 15 it will commence its mission-ending plunge into the thick atmosphere of the gas giant, but recent observations are proving that Cassini still has some surprises in store.Dubbed the "Grand Finale", this

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

Cold Or Fuzzy? Dark matter is the unseen, mostly unknown material that comprises the bulk of our Universe. However, exactly what dark matter is has long been debated, in large part because it has yet to be directly detected. New research from an international team of cosmologists narrows down the possibilities

Mysterious ‘orphan’ planets found roaming through space

orphan

The rocky worlds are believed to move through galaxies and could host life in deep hydrothermal vents, according to new research Earth sized planets that could harbour life roam the darkness of space - between the stars, according to new research.The wandering worlds - known as 'free floating' or 'orphan' planets

The worst storm in the solar system

storm

Whenever you want to have a non-controversial conversation with someone you don’t know very well, it’s a safe bet that talking about the weather will do the trick. Everyone has some memorable weather stories — getting soaked in a downpour, the air conditioning breaking during a heat wave, camping in

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

Kepler

In all the known Universe, to the best that we've examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of supernovae. The

When Will The First Human Leave The Solar System?

Proxima Centauri

One thousand years. That is the minimum length of time it would take us to get to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri - using current methods.But since we discovered that this star houses a potentially habitable planet, scientists have been more enthusiastic about the idea of interstellar travel than

Game Of Thrones Could Actually Exist

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn't the case for the continents of Westeros and

Exoplanet Discovered Revolving Around its Star Five Times a Day

EPIC new planet

The planet is named EPIC 228813918 b, and it has the second-shortest orbital period of any planet ever discovered. A new Earth-sized exoplanet has been discovered with a peculiar and ultra-short orbit around its host star, completing a revolution every four hours and 20 minutes. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but

This will change your perspective on the cosmos

supercluster

Astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years from Earth – and not only is it one of the largest known structures in the cosmos, it's also the most distant supercluster we've ever observed.See, in space, everything is a question of perspective. From where you

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