Tiangong-1, the ‘Heavenly Palace,’ was an unmanned space lab launched on September 29, 2011. (Image:  CMSE)

The Pacific Ocean Takes the Hit

The Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The media frenzy over the school bus-sized space station suggested that bits of its debris could very well fall anywhere between 43 degrees north and 43…

Hubble Space Telescope image of the four giant galaxies at the heart of cluster Abell 3827. An almost three-hour exposure shows the view at wavelengths visible to the human eye and the near infrared, as used in the original 2015 study. The distorted image of a more distant galaxy behind the cluster is faintly visible, wrapped around the four galaxies. (Image: NASA/ESA/Richard Massey (Durham University)}

Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all. Dr. Andrew Robertson of Durham University presented the new results…

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The Pacific Ocean Takes the Hit

The Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The media frenzy over the school bus-sized space station suggested that bits of its debris could…

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Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all.…

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Kepler Spacecraft Running on Empty

Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from mechanical failures to being blasted by…

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Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth

It has never really been understood how our atmosphere protects us against meteoroid impacts. It’s well recognized that meteoroids often explode before they reach Earth’s surface; however, researchers were uncertain…