astronomy

NASA May Have Just Accidentally Discovered Faster than Light Travel

Medicine & Technology Long home to science fiction, traveling faster than the speed of light is quite commonplace as heroes and villains alike zip around their galaxy in an effort to engage each other. It has become so popular, in fact, that you would be hard pressed to find anyone on Earth that didn't know about the concept. Now it seems that scientists could have accidentally brought the notion of faster than light travel out of the realm of science fiction and into real science.
Images of Mercury from Messenger

Messenger Prepares to Dive Bomb Mercury

NASA's Mercury orbiter, Messenger, is going out with a bang as it prepares to dive bomb the planet in glorious fashion, leaving behind a new crater on the planet closest to the sun that will measure approximately 16 meters wide once the dust has settled.
New Horizons Pluto

NASA’s Best Photos Yes of Pluto Show Possible Ice Cap

NASA's New Horizons probe has snapped some of the best photos yet of Pluto and its large moon Charon. The new photos are now beginning to reveal distinct surface features of the distant dwarf planet, including one bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said.
Astronaut in space

What If Astronauts “Lose It” in Space?

We all know that being an astronaut is no easy task, that is why NASA has one of the most elaborate and difficult psychological tests of any organization on the planet. Despite all the astronauts currently zooming through space have passed these tests, there is always a risk that one might suffer a psychological breakdown while orbiting high above the Earth. If this happens, what are the fellow astronauts supposed to do about it?

Another Falcon 9 Launch—Will This One Be Different?

For the second time this month, the Elon Musk led SpaceX launched cargo into space. This time the privately owned company delivered its first satellite into orbit owned and operated by the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan.

Protestors On Mauna Kea Aren't Alone—Cyberterrorists Attack TMT Site on Sunday

It seems locals aren't the only ones upset about the construction of one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea, which is already home to not one but 13 large telescopes. The Thirty Meter Telescope will be one of the largest in the world when completed, but today, those opposed to the project received help from cyber protesters as they hacked the Thirty Meter Telescope website bringing it down for about two hours.
Galaxies Drifting

Eleven Galaxies on the Run

A team of Russian astronomers has announced the discovery of eleven galaxies that are on the run, after being pushed away from their original clusters, and are now floating adrift in what scientists describe as intercluster space.

Scientists Catch Light Bouncing Off Exoplanet

An international team of astronomers says they have managed to take the first visible light spectrum from an exoplanet, giving them yet another new tool to probe the nature of the exoplanet known as 51 Pegasi b, otherwise known as “hot Jupiter.”
Artist Rendition of Exoplanet

NASA’s NExSS Initiative Seeks Out New Life

NASA’s NExSS Initiative, or Nexus for Exoplanet System Science initiative plans to bring together top research groups and will provide a synthesized approach in the search for habitable exoplanets while also looking for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and to celebrate NASA has planned a series of activities to celebrate the beauty of our little corner of the galaxy.
Ceres Bright Spots

Dawn Delivers Images of Ceres' Bright Spots

The two bright spots on Ceres that have fascinated scientists and amateur astronomers around the world for months now are back in view in the latest images of the dwarf planet.
Curiosity on the Move

Curiosity Observing While On the Move

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is on the move this month, but it continues to make observations as it traverses the Red Planet's terrain. On April 16, the mission passed 10 kilometers (6.214 miles) of total driving including 310 meters (one-fifth of a mile) so far this month.

Musk Explains Rocket Landing Failure

On Tuesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX tried and failed for a third time to land their Falcon 9 rocket after blast off. Musk has now offered to the public the explanation as to what happened that caused this latest attempt to fail.
Ceres

Dawn Sends Stunning New Pictures of Ceres

For months now everyone has been waiting to catch a detailed glimpse at the dwarf planet Ceres. Once Dawn entered orbit around Ceres, it spent its first month on the dark side of the dwarf planet sending back no images, of course. Now, however, the wait is over and Dawn has sent back one of the sharpest ever looking images of the previously unexplored world and the images will only get better from here.
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