Color key to aid search for life on exoplanets

Color key to aid search for life on exoplanets

 Cornell University Original Study To help find life beyond our solar system, scientists have created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on the surfaces of far-flung planets. The new database and research give humans a better chance of learning whether or not we’re alone. “This database gives…

Now You Can Help NASA Hunt Asteroids Like A Pro

Now You Can Help NASA Hunt Asteroids Like A Pro

  “Space,” beloved science-fiction author Douglas Adams famously wrote, “is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” In fact, space is so big that scientists at NASA and their equivalents around the globe often have a hard time identifying and recording all the different stuff floating around in it. There’s just so much out there,…

10 Random Interesting Near Interstellar Neighbors

10 Random Interesting Near Interstellar Neighbors

Some of the near stellar systems with quite interesting characteristics! Regulus Regulus (α Leo, α Leonis, Alpha Leonis) is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 79 light years from Earth.[1] Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars that are…

Must-See Skywatching Event of 2015: Total Solar Eclipse on March 20

Must-See Skywatching Event of 2015: Total Solar Eclipse on March 20

On March 20, 2015, a small portion of the earth will experience a total eclipse of the sun. This solar eclipse will be the first total eclipse since November 3, 2013. Even though the audience will be small, the solar eclipse will be one to remember and hopefully produce some spectacular images to share with…

Strangest Things In Space

Strangest Things In Space

Strangest Things In Space Let’s be honest: space is an absolutely crazy place. Most science fiction writers throw in a planet with two stars that looks vaguely like Southern California, and call it a day. But the cosmos is a lot stranger than we give it credit for: 10. Hypervelocity Stars     Everyone knows…