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

These bizarre holes could reveal hidden tunnels on the moon

The moon is our closest neighbor and we’ve learned a lot about it over the past century or so. We’ve studied it, mapped it and even visited it on more than one occasion, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a few surprises in store for us. A

Great Pyramid may have throne carved from ancient meteorite

A real-life “Iron Throne” carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid. Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is concealed in a secret chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder. Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic

Scientists find ice below Mars’ surface

WASHINGTON – Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts. While scientists already knew that about a third of the

Tiny alien stone made from materials not found in our solar system

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that nobody ever knew was there but rarely do scientists realize they’ve stumbled upon something that doesn’t belong on Earth, or even in our own solar system. That

Ingredients for life discovered on ancient meteorites

Scientists have discovered liquid water on ancient meteorites, sparking renewed hope for life beyond planet earth. The researchers uncovered both water and organic compounds on two meteorites, which date back 4.5 billion years. The meteorites actually fell to earth almost 20 years ago, but technology at the time couldn’t pick

Astronaut apologizes for “fake news’ about growth spurt

A Japanese astronaut has apologized for causing “fake news” after tweeting he had grown 3.5 inches since landing on the International Space Station. Norishige Kanai, 41, hastily corrected his initial claim by admitting he has actually only grown 2 cm, or about 3/4 of an inch. Tweeting Wednesday, he admitted:

Chinese engineer claims space station is not out of control

BEIJING — China’s Tiangong-1 space station is not out of control and does not pose a safety threat, a top Chinese spaceflight engineer said Monday, after reports that the station was falling toward Earth. The Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace 1,” China’s first space lab, was launched into orbit in

China is planning to go to the dark side of the moon

This year, China plans to boldly go where no superpower has gone before — the far side of the moon. In a bid to become the new world leader in lunar exploration, China will launch a pair of missions known collectively as Chang’e 4, The Guardian reports. It is the

China’s out-of-control space station is about to fall from the sky

The tail end of 2017 was packed with interesting asteroid sightings and near-misses that gave skywatchers a reason to look up, but the biggest threat from above in 2018 might be manmade. China’s Tiangong-1 space station has been completely out of control for months now, and space agencies from

The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017

In the search for answers, the universe usually only gives us more questions. And those questions are becoming as infinite as the cosmos themselves. From Mars’ magnetic tail to inexplicable booms heard around the world to mounting evidence that a “Planet Nine” exists, these stories prove that the more we

Danniella Westbrook threatens to FIGHT ’waste of space’ Twitter troll

Danniella Westbrook has left her fans unimpressed after she threatened an online troll with violence. The troubled actress lashed out at a follower, branding her a ‘sorry troll’ who has ‘no life’ after she reportedly called Danniella a ‘tramp’ and a ‘liar’, according to Mirror Online. In tweets that have

How astronauts celebrated Christmas in space

December 25 was a day packed with gifts, good food and family time for millions of people on Earth. Believe it or not, things weren’t all that different for astronauts floating some 250 miles above our planet on the International Space Station and NASA has taken the opportunity

Astronomers chase fastest star ever detected

Astronomers in Chile are tracing the fastest star ever detected — and it’s zipping around a black hole in the Milky Way at 18 million miles an hour. The accelerating star, S2, is 15 times larger than the sun and is traveling in an egg-shaped orbit around Earth’s galaxy,

Astronauts watch ‘Star Wars’ for movie night in space

Sometimes, science fact is stranger than science fiction. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” during a movie night. More On: star wars: the last jedi ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ soars to $745M worldwide The weird cold sleeve that got the 'Star Wars' cast in shape 'The Last

Los Angeles freaks out over ‘UFO’ sightings

A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their

Los Angeles freaks out over “UFO’ sightings

A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their

We may not have the biggest solar system anymore

We should have kept Pluto a planet! More On: nasa This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars NASA thinks Pluto may be hiding a vast ocean ISS astronauts throw pizza party in zero gravity NASA unveils new robot that will hunt for Martian life Our solar system is now engaged in a

This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars

It’s not often that a whole new chunk of land just comes jutting out of the ocean, but that’s just what happened with a new island in the South Pacific. A large undersea volcano blew its top in late 2014, shooting rock and ash skyward and once everything

Scientists figure out why meteors explode before impact

Mankind hasn’t had to deal with much in the way of deadly meteors over the years, but on the few occasions when one of the pesky space rocks does target Earth, they often self-destruct in the air before it even reaches the ground. For years, researchers have puzzled