Space

Scientists May Have Detected Up to 6 Dark Galaxies

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Scientists may have detected up to six “dark galaxies,” a discovery that could help solve the mystery of how stars and galaxies are formed. Dark galaxies are so called because with almost no stars they are void of sufficient light.

Scientists Contemplate Building a Spacecraft That Could Leave the Borders of our Solar System

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The only object created by humans to arguably cross the bounds of our solar system is Voyager 1. However, that spacecraft took three and a half decades to make it that far and it only left our neighbourhood as an

Juno Spacecraft Captures Stunning New Image of Jupiter

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On April 1st the Juno spacecraft was soaring away from Jupiter, completing the 12th of its close skims over the giant planet. Luckily, as it moved, it captured a few breathtaking images. From April 1st until now, Juno experts chose

Calling All Citizen Scientists: Astronomers Need Help Identifying Supernovas

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In order to unlock the mysteries of the universe and dark energy scientists need our help in to identify supernovas. Amateur astronomers worldwide are being asked to take a look at the stargazing tool SkyMapper and to assist researchers at

Scientists Believe they Have Discovered an Asteroid Born Outside our Solar System

2 days ago

In a world first, scientists think they have spotted an asteroid born outside our solar system that journeyed into our neighbourhood and got stuck. This finding follows the amazing discovery of our first interstellar asteroid ever, Oumuamua, which sailed through

Ant Shaped Nebula Shoots Extremely Rare Lasers into Space

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A weird nebula shaped like an ant is pretty strange to begin with, but now a team of astronomers have found that it’s also shooting lasers into space. The team believes this extremely rare phenomenon is evidence that the nebula

The European and Japanese Space Agencies are Set to Launch the Next Mission to Mercury

3 days ago

Mercury lies some 35 million miles from the sun depending on its orbit and has virtually no atmosphere, making it one of the most mysterious planets in the inner solar system. Pounded by solar wind, surface temperatures vary from -290

New Research Looks into Why Saturn has Moons that Look Like Ravioli

3 days ago

Some of our solar system’s moons have plumes of water shooting into space, while some are the tiny remainders of a past collision, and others have ice trapped below the surface. Then there are Pan and Atlas, tiny moons of

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Mission Wants to Find Life on Mars

4 days ago

While NASA’s InSight lander, which launched May 5, is set to examine the planet’s interior. The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Mission is designed to look for life. Experts believe the Red Planet’s empty exterior might be concealing evidence of past

NASA’s TESS Sends Back First Image as a Test

4 days ago

Over 200,000 pinpricks of light grace the image above, each spot is an immense knot of burning hot matter, an enormous distance away from Earth today. Although scientists have only begun to confirm this theory, chances are good that every

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