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See the India Sky ‘Fireball’ That Has Freaked Out Locals

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A fireball that appeared over the Indian state of Kerala has baffled local residents and scientists alike. Indian government scientists have been working to discover...




  • The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy, visible in the upper right. (Andyspictures/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons)

    How Dark Matter Could Cause Mass Extinctions

    The Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our galaxy’s disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena on... Read more

  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the clearest images yet of two of Pluto's moons as it approaches the dwarf planet to collect more data. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Horizons Spacecraft Takes First Images of Pluto’s Moons (Video)

    NASA launched the New Horizon spacecraft in 2006 to learn more about the icy dwarf planet Pluto. Here are some of the first photos from... Read more

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    Unlocking the Mystery of the First Billion Years of the Universe

    More than 100 million years has been wiped off the age of the first stars but there is still the question of what happened in... Read more

  • A mysterious plume seen hovering high above the Martian surface in 2012 continues to confound astronomers. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious Haze Hovering Over Mars Confounds Astronomers (Video)

    Space agencies have put a great deal of effort into learning all there is to know about Mars, yet it was amateur Red Planet enthusiasts... Read more

  • Something big has disturbed the red planet’s thin atmosphere. (NASA)

    Massive Clouds Erupted 160 Miles Into Martian Atmosphere – and No One Knows Why

    Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km (161 miles) above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s normal weather, reaching into... Read more

  • This image shows elliptical galaxy NGC 1132, as seen by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. The blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas that is not forming into stars. (NASA, ESA, M. West [ESO, Chile], and CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.)

    Don’t ‘Incite aliens to obliterate the planet,’ Scientists Warn

    A plan to send out powerful radio messages with the intention to discover alien civilizations on other planets has caused concern for some scientists who... Read more

  • Spot the biggest. (Rutherford Observatory)

    How Big Is the Biggest Star We Have Ever Found?

    The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti,... Read more

  • Maintenance is performed by workers on the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket at launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The Sunday launch attempt was scrubbed and SpaceX will try again on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    SpaceX Observatory Launch Still on; Rocket-Landing Test Cancelled

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX counted on better flying weather Wednesday as it geared up for the third time to launch a deep-space observatory, but canceled a... Read more

  • An artist’s concept of Comet Siding Spring (2013 A1) and Mars. (NASA)

    About 600 People Want to ‘Die’ on Mars. Here’s Their Story

    A one-way trip to attempt to colonize Mars is being planned in 2024, and more than 600 people want go. The Mars One Mission initially... Read more

  • Time exposed photo of the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe Launch into the aurora. (Merrick Peirce , CC BY-ND)

    Rocket Into Northern Lights Studies the ‘Invisible Aurora’s’ Electric Currents

    The aurora borealis lights up the Arctic night skies. Also called the Northern Lights, the phenomenon is the result of beams of charged particles tracing... Read more

  • The prize, Europa, a watery world. (NASA)

    The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize

    The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to... Read more

  • The 4.4 billion-year-old meteorite is like nothing ever discovered on Earth and gives researchers insight into the makeup of the Red Planet's surface. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Black Beauty’ Meteorite Reveals Secrets of Mars’ Surface (Video)

    A new study claims a recently discovered meteorite is a chunk of Martian crust that is like nothing else ever discovered on Earth. The meteorite,... Read more

  • There is nothing between you and the Infinite. (Shan Sheehan, CC BY)

    Nature’s Fireworks: The Best Meteor Showers Coming in 2015

    Watching meteors in the night sky can be fun, although typically you only see a few flashes an hour. But there are certain times of... Read more

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    A Wormhole Close to Home and 2 Other Astonishing Space Holes

    It’s possible a wormhole exists in the middle of the Milky Way that could be large and stable enough for a spaceship to enter. “In... Read more

  • Image made from a frame grabbed from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon resupply capsule begins the process of being berthed on to the International Space Station, on April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)

    Boeing, SpaceX Will Beat Russia on Price for Astronaut Rides

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX... Read more

  • The first images of the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe comet orbit could provide clues about its origin and how it got its unique shape. (AOL Screenshot)

    Rosetta Captures Stunning Views, Diverse Data of Comet 67P (Video)

    The first images and findings are in from the Rosetta space probe’s historic mission as the first spacecraft to ever orbit a comet. People have been eagerly awaiting... Read more


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