Archive of 2014 October

31Oct2014

No Remnant Of Exploded Planet In Asteroid Belt

For years now, there have been claims from the astronomical fringes that our solar system’s Main Asteroid Belt contains the destroyed, or even “exploded,” remains of one or more full-scale planets. (more…)

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31Oct2014

Movie ‘Interstellar’ Turns Black Holes Into Reality

IT took an astrophysicist, a movie’s special effects team and 800 terabytes of data. Now, we have our first look at what a real black hole may look like. We know they exist. We’ve just never directly seen one. (more…)

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31Oct2014

Astronomers Create First 3D Map of the Cosmic Web

At the present moment, the universe is readily approaching its 14 billionth birthday (current estimates put its age between 13.7 and 13.8 billion years old). We're gradually peeling back the layers of time for answers. (more…)

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31Oct2014

The Pope’s Astronomer On Space, The Bible And Alien Life

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. The two can work in concert with each other but its still a divisive issue. (more…)

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30Oct2014

Former Canada Defense Minister Claims UFOs Are Real

Former minister of Defense of Canada Paul Hellyer,retired, publicly stated that we are not alone in the universe and that some guests from outer space actually live on Earth, was interviewed for Russia Today on the same topic. (more…)

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30Oct2014

NASA ‘Dream Fund’ Selects Submarine For Saturn Moon

 A robot submarine for exploring the methane oceans of Saturn's moon, Titan, a greenhouse on Mars and a spacecraft that hitches rides on comets to the outer solar system are just three of the far-out ideas NASA is backing into. (more…)

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30Oct2014

NASA’s Design For First Faster Than Light Spacecraft

Recently, scientists from the SETI Institute (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) told the United  States Congress that extraterrestrial life most certainly exists. Now, we might not be too far from seeing it for ourselves. (more…)

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29Oct2014

Orbital Sciences Rocket Explodes Moments After Launch

An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket carrying an unmanned cargo craft bound for the International Space Station exploded into flames Tuesday evening moments after launch at NASA's Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. (more…)

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28Oct2014

Astronomers Image Exploding Fireball From a Nova

Astronomers at the University of Sydney are part of a team who imaged the thermonuclear fireball from a 'nova star' for the first time tracking the explosion as it expands, and it happened right here in Australia.. (more…)

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27Oct2014

New Segment – Random Space Fact

What would your voice sound like on Mars? How many stars do you think are in the known universe? These are the kinds of questions Dr. Bruce Betts answers in this new Random Space Fact video series. (more…)

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26Oct2014

Rosetta’s Comet Smells Bad As It Fizzes Into Life

The world has been enjoying some nice images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, but what does it smell like? Well according to the Rosetta probe's instruments, pretty bad, like a mix of horse dung and rotten eggs. (more…)

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26Oct2014

Largest Sunspot in Decades Wowing Astronomers!

Just last weekend, NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) caught sight of a gigantic dark blemish marring the surface of the Sun. This blemish, called a "sun spot," is the largest seen in this current solar cycle. (more…)

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26Oct2014

Just To Show We Aren’t Always Boringly Serious

A hilarious gag  in Quebec, Canada shows us a hidden camera prank while investigating a "crashed UFO" site. As people drive by they see a police officer standing next to an unknown object that happens to be a UFO. (more…)

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25Oct2014

NASA Warns – Earth To Plunge Into 3 Days Of Darkness

If you get this email: "Charles Bolden who is the head of NASA has asked the public to remain calm when the world enters three days of darkness. NASA as well as ESA have made this announcement together. (more…)

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25Oct2014

No ET Yet White House Says

 .The people have asked and the Obama Administration has answered: There's no ET.  The White House posted an official response. (more…)

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25Oct2014

Google Boss’s Record-Breaking Spacedive – 26 Miles

A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. (more…)

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