Earth & Space
Trapped inside massive crystals deep in a Mexican cave, creatures have been discovered that subsist on iron, sulfur, and other chemicals. The researchers say the microbial lifeforms are new to science but have been tucked away for tens of thousands of years.
Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Scientists had previously only identified a tiny number of so-called “exoplanets”, which are believed to have the qualities needed to support life.
Do you know how the Earth was formed? A new study by a group of eminent scientists has revealed that two planets collided about 4.5 billion years ago, merging to form a new planet known as Earth.
The crucial elements for life on Earth, often called the building blocks of life, can be abbreviated as CHNOPS: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. For the first time, astronomers have cataloged the abundance of these elements in a huge sample of stars.
A star called KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, has been behaving oddly since 1890, not just recently as had been thought – and astronomers have no idea why. The author weighs in.
The Earth has a newly discovered companion “mini-moon” that follows our planet throughout its yearly journey around the Sun. NASA recently announced that a small asteroid, known as 2016 HO3, was discovered in orbit around the Sun while also circling Earth.
According to Dr. Brandenburg, the civilization that inhabited Mars was not advanced enough to create such a nuclear reaction, and therefore the nuclear blast must have been initiated by another, more advanced, ET civilization.
In order to debunk the Moon landing ‘hoax’ theories, NASA recently published over 10,000 high resolution photos taken by astronauts on the surface of the Moon. Here are 10 most ‘stunning’ images that ‘prove’ the Moon Landing was real…
The results of 10 months of observation indicate that the event was probably caused by a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole as it destroyed a low-mass star. This was no supernova. It was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and it’s likely because rapidly rotating supermassive black holes are the exception, rather than the rule.
NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX has proposed an aggressive Mars colonization effort based on the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). But while SpaceX may have the expertise to transport people to Mars, there is no consideration as to how they might stay there and “live off the land” to produce food.
On Monday at 6:15 a.m. EST, the moon will be its closest at a mere 356,509 kilometers (221,524 miles) from Earth. But Sunday night and Monday night are also really good times to see Earth’s natural satellite. NASA says that Earth could be bathed in 30 percent more moonlight during this supermoon.
Hawking is spearheading an £81million project to find out whether aliens are responsible for the mysterious behavior of a star called KIC8462852, or Tabby’s Star. Tabby’s Star can be seen dimming in regular cycles which some analysts say is a sign of a Dyson Sphere – a hypothetical structure which could be used by an alien race to harness energy.
Planet 9—a massive undiscovered planet at the edge of the solar system that was predicted by the work of Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016—appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a new study.