NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope finds a nearby ‘relic galaxy’

NASA ’s Hubble Space Telescope has found an ancient ‘relic galaxy’ close to home. A relic galaxy is a rare and mysterious assemblage of stars, that has remained unchanged for the past 10 billion years. The discovery could provide key insights into the origin and evolution of galaxies billions of

Astronaut’s DNA no longer matches his identical twin

Astronaut Scott Kelly had an identical twin brother when he ventured into space and set the record for most consecutive days spent in orbit, but not anymore.In a groundbreaking new study, NASA scientists found that Kelly’s DNA had been altered upon his return to earth — with 7 percent of

NASA finally solves the mystery of ‘Steve’

It’s been spotted around 30 times since 2015, and now Nasa has finally solved the mystery of ‘Steve.’ Steve is a mysterious purple light in the sky that Nasa has been tracking over the last few years using both ground cameras and satellites. But despite have an ordinary

Man claims he’s found missing flight MH370 on Google Earth

Doomed Flight MH370 has been 'found' on Google Earth, according to an Australian amateur expert in air crash investigations. The flight, carrying 239 people, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. A massive search operation by China, Australia and Malaysia, costing £115m, came to an

Trump Wanted NASA to Fly Past the Moon and They Just Said "No"

Not many people — and certainly not many government agencies — have the opportunity to say "no" to the president. However, NASA's acting director, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., might be living your wildest fantasy: he just outright denied Donald Trump something he requested. According to The New York Times, Lightfoot and

International Women’s Day: An open letter to my daughter

Dear Daughter, I have good news and bad news for you. On the one hand, when you’re born in a few weeks you’ll be in the majority in a prosperous nation where your chances are better than at any point since the beginning of time. And on the other, it’ll be hard to

NASA releases its most bizarre photo of Mars yet

NASA has made a habit of delivering stunning photos of many of the planets in our solar system, including Saturn, Jupiter and, of course, Mars. Sometimes the group captures an image that looks so surreal that it almost appears fake, leaving us in awe while also giving conspiracy theorists plenty

NASA is sending a piece of Mars back home

A million-years-old rock is flying home. The ancient rock, named “Sayh al Uhaymir 008,” or “SaU008,” was once part of one of a meteorite that landed on Earth after blowing off from Mars millions of years ago. SaU008 was discovered in Oman in 1999 and is the only one of

Russian astronauts screw up space station antenna

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station. NASA’s Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working. Nevertheless, Russian space officials were convening a special team to see whether further action would be

Astronomers spot planets outside Milky Way for the first time

For the first time, scientists have discovered planets in galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, a team of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma identified the extragalactic planets about 3.8 billion light-years away. The space observatory helped scientists find about 2,000 objects with

Amateur astronomer stumbles upon long-lost NASA satellite

NASA has had a pretty great string of luck when it comes to spacecraft reliability as of late. The Cassini probe around Saturn proved to be so reliable that its mission was extended multiple times and the Juno probe hanging out around Jupiter is already being considered for

Russia successfully launches its first rocket of 2018

Russia has successfully launched its first rocket of 2018 - a Soyuz-2 rocket carrying a pair of Kanopus-V satellites. The launch took place from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Eastern Russia at 11:07 Yakutsk Time (02:07 GMT). The rocket then completed a 5.5 hour mission, including the deployment of nine secondary

Astronauts may soon be eating their own poop in space

Humanity has big dreams when it comes to space travel, but our technology isn’t quite there yet. Spacecraft that can take astronauts to Mars and beyond are already in development but some huge questions remain, and one of the biggest issues is food. Simply packing enough food to last

The moon is about to pull off a celestial trifecta

It’ll be sheer lunacy! A total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon will happen simultaneously Wednesday. None of these celestial events are rare in and of themselves — but it is unusual for them to happen together, Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University,

Astronomers don’t understand newly discovered “hot Jupiter’

Studying distant planets has helped scientists better explain how the universe ticks, but sometimes a discovery produces more questions than it answers. Such is the case with a far-off star called CoRoT-2 and the gigantic gaseous planet that closely orbits it. The planet, called CoRoT-2b, is considered a

Biologists believe finding viruses is first step to finding aliens

The viruses are probably out there. Viruses are considered one of Earth’s most abundant organisms – about 10 to 100 times more plentiful than anything else on Earth. But they’re also one of the least understood. One team of scientists think that other planets could be teeming with these cellular

Skyscraper-sized asteroid will buzz Earth

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now imagine that piece of rock buzzing toward Earth on its way to making a nearby pass (and by “nearby,” we mean more than 11

NASA video gives you a tour through a star nursery

One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can climb up Mt. Everest without donning a single crampon and thanks to NASA, you can speed through the birthplace of stars some 1,350 light-years

Incredible new images make Jupiter look pretty inviting

Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidates for sustaining life, even including some of Jupiter’s own moons. But from