Scientists may have found a Neptune-sized alien moon


Astronomers have found an abundance of exoplanets, but no exomoons. Despite ongoing efforts, the tiny celestial bodies have just been too elusive to detect using modern technology. However, researchers might have just hit paydirt. They've used Kepler Space Telescope data to discover signs of what looks like a Neptune-sized moon

The worst storm in the solar system


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

The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Lots of Water


Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied lunar pyroclastic deposits, layers of rock that likely formed from large volcanic eruptions. The magma associated with these explosive events is carried to the

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


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

A dust bag from a moon sold for $ 1.8 million

Sotheby's auction

On the 48th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon, the bag of lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong has sold for $1.8 million.Most of the equipment used in the Apollo 11 mission is kept at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., but despite NASA's

Titan Could Support A Huge Human Colony


Mars gets a lot of press when we talk about colonizing another world. But it seems that Saturn’s moon Titan may also be a pretty good bet. If we're going to venture out beyond our home planet and start building colonies elsewhere, then one of the essential resources we're going to