NASA Resurrects a Dead Satellite to Hunt Asteroids

For nearly three years, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite was one of our most potent tools in the search for asteroids, discovering 33,500 of them (more than a dozen of which are potential impact threats) before being placed into hibernation in 2011. But with a new-found interest in asteroid mining, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab has decided to fire the old girl back up for another round of space rock spotting. Read More >>

John McAfee Wanted for Murder

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Paul, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Read More >>

NASA's New WISE Galactic Atlas Is Full of Amazing Images

We’ve seen quite a few astounding images out of NASA’s infrared telescope, the Wide-field Survey Explorer. Now NASA’s released the mother-load -- upwards of 18,000 images covering the entire infrared sky from over two years of photography. That’s more than 500 million beautiful stars. Read More >>

This Red Rose Hides the Fastest Object In Space: The Cosmic Cannonball

This is Puppis A, the remnants of a violent supernova that exploded 3,700 years ago, glowing red as its shockwaves still heat up the dust around it. But Puppis A is really special because it hides the "Cosmic Cannonball." Read More >>

Galactic Pac-Man Chomps Dots Across the Night's Sky

The universe is full of incredibly beautiful sights, but they're all designated with dull official codes like NGC 281. Thankfully some stargazers have a little imagination, and have nicknamed the nebula above after the original dot-chomper, Pac-Man. Can you see it? Read More >>


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