NASA’s Breakthrough Discovery of the First Truly “Earth-Like” Planet

On July 23, 2015, NASA announced the discovery of the first truly Earth-like planet. This find comes thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in March of 2009 and has been planet hunting for the last 5 years. “It is the first terrestrial planet in the habitable zone around a star very similar to the Sun,” said Douglas Caldwell, an astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mounta

Stephen Hawking Claims This 200,000mph Cigar-Object In Space May Be Alien Spacecraft

STEPHEN Hawking is leading an investigation into whether the first object ever to arrive from OUTSIDE our solar system is a spaceship from an alien civilisation. The first mysterious object to reach our solar system was originally thought to be a comet or an asteroid from within the system. But, scientists realised it was neither and had travelled unimaginable disatances through interstellar space

Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe – Equations Predict

Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe. In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities. According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes—a type of wormhole. The matter the b

Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the stunning phenomena of storms as your job requires flying over regions that experience them. Meet Santiago Borja Lopez - a Quito, Ecuador-based pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. Whenever the pilot is off-duty, he pulls out his camera to capture the mag

MIT Just Created Living Plants That Glow Like A Lamp, And Could Grow Glowing Trees To Replace Streetlights

Roads of the future could be lit by glowing trees instead of streetlamps, thanks to a breakthrough in creating bioluminescent plants. Experts injected specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, which caused it to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. This could solve lots of problems. The chemical involved, which produced enough light to read a book by, is the same

NASA Discovers New ‘Super-Earth’ Planet 2,545 Light-Years Away From Us

An eighth planet has been discovered orbiting the distant star Kepler-90, proving that our eight-planet solar system isn’t unique after all. This is a groundbreaking scientific discovery, since it marks the first time scientists have become aware of another eight-planet solar system aside from our own. “Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with t

NASA Discovered A Solar System With 7 Earth-Like Planets

Scientists working with telescopes at the European Southern Observatory and NASA announced a remarkable new discovery: An entire system of Earth-sized planets. If that’s not enough, the team asserts that the density measurements of the planets indicates that the six innermost are Earth-like rocky worlds. And that’s just the beginning. Three of the planets lie in the star’s habitable

The Most Breathtaking Pictures of Earth from Space

If ever you want a surefire way to calm your nerves on those days when life’s problems seem all-encompassing, wait until nighttime rolls around and head outside for a nice peek up at the stars. When’s the last time you were disappointed by looking at the sky? Or by looking at pictures of the earth from space, even? Composite view of Solar Eclipse as seen from Space We may never know al

Russian satellite’s 121-megapixel image of Earth is most detailed yet

Pictures from the Elektro-L No.1 Russian weather satellite of Earth are the highest-detail images yet, and come in at 121 megapixels. The color scheme comes from the image capture method, which combines data from three visible and one infrared wavelengths of light when it takes full-sized images of Earth every 30 minutes. There’s been a long history of NASA-provided “Blue Marble” image

Scientists Make A Troubling Discovery About Climate Change By Examining Old Photos

The Greenland Ice Sheet is a valuable indicator of climate change. Using aerial photos taken in the 1980s, satellite data from the 1990s and beyond and modern 3-D modeling techniques, researchers have been able to track the shrinking size of this huge ice sheet. When scientists used 3-D modeling to examine aerial photos and satellite images of the Greenland Ice Sheet, they made a shocking dis