Archive for 'Deep Space'

Doomsday Paranoia Prompts the Search for Threats outside of Earth

Doomsday Paranoia Prompts the Search for Threats outside of Earth

December 22, 2012, was a good day for some; this is because the world is still standing and did not come to an end the day before as some doomsday prophecies have theorized. However, while Dec [...]

Life on Mars?

Life on Mars?

A new study by NASA finds that if life has ever existed on Mars, it had to have been underground. Ever since clay minerals were initially discovered on Mars in 2005, scientists have thought warm and [...]

NASA Hunts For New Asteroids

NASA Hunts For New Asteroids

NASA said on Thursday it identified upwards of 90 percent of giant near-Earth asteroids, including ones that are as big as the one which was said to have killed the last generation of dinosaurs eons ago. [...]

Meteor Shower Packed Earth With Gold

Meteor Shower Packed Earth With Gold

According to a new study published in the Nature Journal by researchers at the University of Bristol, roughly 3.9 billion years ago a gigantic meteor shower of glittering gold and platinum fell on earth. The ancient [...]

Telescope Array Refunded

An assortment of 42 radio telescopes seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe has received enough funding by private donors to keep the effort going. The array was a joint project between the SETI Institute [...]

Asteroid Time!

According to NASA a newly discovered asteroid will experience a close encounter with Earth this coming Monday; but worry not – it will not spell disaster. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office contends that the small space [...]

Moon Eclipse To Last Longer Than Usual

This year’s first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time. That is, unless you live in Canada or the United States. North America will not be privy to Wednesday’s lunar spectacle. The [...]

Spirit AWOL

The chances of ever again hearing from the stuck Mars rover, Spirit, is becoming more and more slim now that it has officially failed to respond to calls from Earth, repeatedly. However, NASA will make one [...]

Theories about Planets in Orbit

The total number of confirmed planets orbiting stars now more than 500. However, many of the newly discovered star systems defy existing models of how planets form. As popular theory holds, planets are made from disks [...]

Thunderstorms and Antimatter

Thunderstorms are able to shoot beams of antimatter into space; beams that are so intense they may be seen by spacecraft thousands of miles away. Matter is made of subatomic particles such as protons and electrons. [...]