For all those wondering what exactly we’ll discover on the surface of Proxima b—a barren wasteland, or a vibrant, alien biosphere?—a new scientific paper offers optimism.
Scientists with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri—our nearest neighbouring star.
Is it possible to find trace evidence of supernovae from millions of years ago in the sediment lining the ocean floor? Apparently so.
For those who haven’t been following the biggest science story of the year, gravitational waves are light-speed ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by such epically violent events as exploding stars and black hole mergers.
An infinite gaming world, but is any of it based on scientific fact? We sat down with one of the world's leading astronomers to put No Man's Sky under the intergalactic microscope.
If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.
The star system in question is V1213 Cen, located 23,000 light years away in the Scutum–Centaurus arm of the Milky Way
The whole launch went relatively quickly and seemingly without any issues.
That’s according to a new military history paper, which reveals for the first time just how close humanity came to annihilating itself because of space weather.
Looking at Saturn's oil-drop surface looks even more spectacular through an infra-red lens. Read More >>
A nice reminder of the fragility of our mortality.
Black holes: crushing vortexes of darkness that promise to shred each and every atom in your body to oblivion, right? Maybe not.
Further observation of Tabby’s Star yielded no signs of aliens, but the sudden dips in luminosity continue to defy explanation. Now, things just got a bit weirder.
Venus has a rep for being a toxic hellscape. But three billion years ago, it may have been the best piece of real estate our solar system had to offer.
Reason number 9,000 not to colonise Jupiter’s moon Io.
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