CATEGORY: Space
Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting Sun’s Nearest Neighbor
August 25, 2016

Astronomers have detected a planet orbiting the Sun’s nearest neighboring star that may be the closest possible home for life outside our solar system. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Planet Pluto
August 24, 2016

Look back at the controversial decision to give Pluto the pink slip and shrink the solar system from nine planets to eight. Read More

New Study Suggests Solar Storm in 1967 Nearly Caused Nuclear War
August 12, 2016

A new study reveals how a powerful solar storm nearly caused the Cold War to erupt into a nuclear struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More

Newly Discovered Planet Has Three Suns
July 8, 2016

Dubbed HD 131399Ab, it experiences near-constant daylight for years on end, followed by periods of triple sunrises and sunsets. Read More

NASA Spacecraft Begins Orbit of Jupiter
July 5, 2016

By unlocking the giant planet’s secrets, NASA hopes to learn more about how the solar system formed. Read More

What Really Happened to Yuri Gagarin, the First Man in Space?
April 12, 2016

Seven years after becoming the first man to fly into outer space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances. Read More

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves, Just Like Einstein Predicted
March 9, 2016

Scientists recently announced they had detected gravitational waves produced by the collision of two massive black holes, confirming the theory proposed by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. Read More

11 Things You May Not Know About Scott Kelly’s Year in Space
March 7, 2016

As astronaut Scott Kelly readjusts to life on Earth, explore some fascinating facts about his record-breaking year in orbit. Read More

Have Researchers Discovered a (New) Ninth Planet?
January 21, 2016

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology have found evidence of what could be a massive, newly-discovered planet in the outer reaches of the Milky Way. Read More

NASA Space Probe Makes Historic Pluto Flyby
July 15, 2015

After a journey of nine years and some 3 billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons yesterday morning. Read More