CATEGORY: Space
Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for Historic Space Mission
November 15, 2016

Project Blue aims to build and launch a space telescope that can find and photograph an Earth-like planet outside our solar system for the first time. Read More

A Brief History of Halley’s Comet
November 8, 2016

The famous comet named for astronomer Edmond Halley only passes by the Earth roughly once every 76 years, but it’s appearances have often played a surprising role in historical events. Read More

Vulcan: The Famous Planet that Never Existed
October 21, 2016

For several decades in the 19th century, many of the world’s top astronomers believed that a hypothetical planet called “Vulcan” existed in our solar system. Read More

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