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Mysterious Blue Spiral Appears in the Sky Over Hawaii

Although it may look frightening and suspicious, like a UFO, the explanation for this intriguing blue spiral in the sky, is actually much more straightforward. The dazzling scene, which was observed by many in Hawaii's sky and left them confused,...

NASA’s Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine Could Send Humans to Mars

Nasa has announced that it plans to conduct tests of nuclear-powered rockets that might transport astronauts to Mars at incredible speeds. Together with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) of the United States government, the agency stated on Tuesday...

Asteroid to Pass Earth in One of Closest Ever Encounters

An asteroid, dubbed 2023 BU, is set to pass over the southern tip of South America just after midnight GMT on January 26, 2023. The space rock is about the size of a minibus and might approach as close...

What Time Is It on the Moon?

As space agencies and private companies prepare for increased lunar exploration, including the establishment of permanent bases on the Moon, scientists are working to answer a fundamental question: What time is it on the Moon? According to the journal Nature,...

Change of Earth’s Inner Core Rotation Has Come to Near-Halt

According to the findings of a recent study, the core of the Earth may no longer be spinning at all or may possibly be spinning backward. A solid metal core, roughly seventy percent of the size of the moon, surrounds...

Radio Signal From the Most Distant Galaxy Captured by Astronomers

A radio signal has been picked up by astronomers from the most distant galaxy known to mankind with a unique wavelength known as the "21-centimeter line" or the "hydrogen line," emitted by neutral hydrogen atoms. The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope...

World’s Largest Aircraft, Stratolaunch Roc, Makes Test Flight

The Roc, the largest plane in the world, took off Friday morning from the Mojave Air and Space Port in southern California, U.S. and flew for a record-setting six hours before returning to the same airfield. The American carrier plane...

Elon Musk’s Name Appears in 69-Year-Old Book About Space Travel

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and once richest person in the world, has promised to bring humans to Mars by 2024. But was his mission predicted nearly 70 years ago in a fiction book? Musk has cryptically tweeted in the...

U.S. Intelligence Reports 366 New UFO Sightings Since 2021

The U.S. military and intelligence agencies gathered 366 reports of "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAP), the military's terminology for UFOs, since March 2021. This was when the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued its preliminary assessment on...

NASA Unveils Plan for New Telescope to Find Life on Alien Worlds

Future discoveries are often on the minds of astronomers. Researchers at this week's American Astronomical Society meeting filled a conference room to capacity to hear about plans for a successor to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that began operations...

NASA Discovers Earth-Sized Planet Orbiting Within Habitable Zone of Its Star

Scientists at NASA have discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting within the habitable zone of its star. The planet was discovered in the TOI 700 planetary system and has been dubbed TOI 700 e by NASA. The newly discovered world is...

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Stars in Our Galaxy

More than 200 RR Lyrae stars—distant variable stars—have been found by astronomers in the Milky Way's stellar halo. Over a million light-years separate us from the furthest of these stars. This is roughly half the distance to our nearest...

NASA Images Showcase Eerie Beauty of Winter on Mars

New NASA footage shows that Mars, the red planet, has been transformed from a barren wasteland into a beautiful winter wonderland in certain parts. In the Northern Hemisphere of Mars, the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter are inspecting an...

Meteor Shower Peaks in ‘Spectacular’ Shooting Star Display

One of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year peaks on Tuesday and Wednesday, offering sky-gazers the chance to see dozens of ‘shooting stars’ illuminate the night sky. The Quadrantids have one of the sharpest peaks of any of...

Comet Last Seen by the Neanderthals Approaches Earth

A comet last seen by the Neanderthals is approaching Earth and could be seen by the naked eye sometime at the end of January and the beginning of February 2023. The comet, dubbed "C/2022 E3 (ZTF)" was discovered by astronomers...