Juno captures the closest-ever pictures of Jupiter we’ve seen — and its hair-raising voice

We’ve never seen anything like this before.

NASA Solar Observatory sees double eclipse from outer space

It’s eclipse season for the Solar Observatory

More surprises on Ceres: astronomers discover an ice volcano

Pictures from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft seem to indicate that the dwarf planet was much more active than we thought.

Stanford scientists map poverty… from outer space

Researchers have developed a method to identify impoverished areas using free information from satellite imagery.

Mayans may have been better at math and astronomy than we thought

Anthropologists have shown that Mayan tablets of math and astronomy have been greatly underestimated.

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers 104 new planets outside of Milky Way

Of these planets, four are believed to potentially be similar to Earth.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft sends back first color image of Jupiter from orbit

The image captures the gas giant and its surroundings in amazing detail.

Scientists discover “new” craters on the Moon

A research team discovered two geologically young craters — one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old — in the Moon’s darkest regions.

NASA releases first ever topographic model of Mercury [the planet]

NASA just released the first ever topographic model of Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.

NASA just developed a way of detecting underground fungi – from space

A team of NASA researchers has developed the first ever method for identifying and studying underground forest fungi from outer space, providing information that will help us better understand how forests will develop. Mycorrhizal fungi (underground fungus) are more similar to a city network than to individual organisms. They are complex intertwined networks that can spread for miles and miles

No, the Nile hasn’t turned blood red

It always baffles me how some publish completely misleading clickbait titles.

Taking a look into Mercury’s dark secrets

When the MESSENGER spacecraft found carbon rich material on Mercury, researchers were surprised and couldn’t quite explain the source. Now, they believe that the material may be the remnants of a primordial graphite crust, which would also explain why Mercury looks darker than expected.

NASA’s Thermonuclear Art is the prettiest thing you’ll see today

The Sun is easily the most recognizable and important star that humanity has ever known. And yet, those who want to study it come face to face with a tiny weensy problem — it tends to burn your retinas if you look at it.

Observing Alien Armageddon could be our first sign of advanced civilizations in space.

It may be possible to observe the presence of an advanced alien civilization by the effects produced if that civilization were to self-destruct through nuclear war, biological warfare, nanotechnological annihilation, or stellar pollution. Each case would generate unique detectable signs that could be identified by earth-based telescopes.

We have a ninth planet in the solar system – and it’s not Pluto

A duo of astronomers from CalTech may have found another planet, far away in our solar system.

Astronomers may have discovered an invisible black hole in the Milky Way

Japanese astronomers may have discovered an intermediate black hole close to the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This finding could help explain how supermassive black holes form at the center of galaxies. Most galaxies we know of have a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their center. The name is pretty self explanatory – SMBHs are the largest type of

Astronomers detect biggest explosion we’ve seen

The star was observed for the first time in June, but it’s still radiating massive amounts of energy, making it shine 570 billion times stronger than our Sun.

Jaw-dropping high-res images of Pluto show a sea of nitrogen

The New Horizons shuttle has finished its Pluto flyby months ago, but NASA is continuing to receive breathtaking photos from it. The latest additions paint a ‘lava lamp’ surface on Pluto’s surface, likely a sea of nitrogen close to Pluto’s Sputnik Planum. Astronomers knew that Sputnik Planum was an icy plain, irregular and segmented by massive troughs, but now they

First ‘growth chart’ developed for the Milky Way

The Milky Way has been around for at least 13.7 billion years, but it has its younger and older areas.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Ula’s eye and rainfall

Tropical Cyclone Ula formed on Dec. 30 and since then it brought 150-kilometre-an-hour winds, strong gusts and heavy rain in parts of Fiji and Tonga. NASA has been keeping an eye on the cyclone and its rainfall. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core observatory satellite passed above Tropical Cyclone Ula when it was forming in the South Pacific Ocean and