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Full moon over a winter landscape

Rare Holiday Full Moon Will Provide Special Christmas Light for First Time since 1977

A full-moon calculator indicates the moon was full on December 25, 1 AD, in the old Western calendar, and it will be full again this year, 2015 years later. This is the first time we have had a...
Little Ice Age

Scientists fear a new little Ice Age

Most of us know how global warming is becoming a threat and how we need to do something about this – and from this process a few have become billionaires from taxing countries, companies and people...
Water on Mars

Mars water surprise in Curiosity rover soil samples

The first sample of dust and soil analysed by the Mars Curiosity rover was found to contain a “substantial” amount of water providing new hopes that a manned mission to the red planet would be able...
New Alien Search

Renowned Astronomer Given Go Ahead for New Alien Search

With NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope reaching the end of its useful life, it is now up to private investors and companies to step up to the plate in supporting the search for intelligent life...
Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life

Are we Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life?

Leading scientists, astronomers and philosophers alike have pondered the question – are we just too primitive to detect signals or signs of intelligent life on other planets? According to Arthur C...
60 billion habitable planets

Milky Way may contain 60 billion habitable planets

A new study by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University has revealed that our galaxy may contain as many 60 billion planets capable of supporting life, which is double the most recent...
Voyager 1: The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 is a small 700kg spacecraft that was launched in 1977 by NASA with the purpose of studying the outer edges of our solar system. It has already been more than 35 years travelling in the dark...
Kepler discovers new planets

NASA Telescope Discovers More than 500 New Alien Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which is designed to detect Earth-size planets in the ‘Habitable Zone’, has discovered 503 new Earth-like planets which may be capable of supporting life, bringing the total...
Antarctica’s new Map

Antarctica’s hidden mountains revealed

Antarctica has been covered with ice for thousands of years and yet it is now that for the first time we can see just how the mountain range under layers of ice looks thanks to the impressive work of...
The WOW! Signal - Alien Transmission

Old but not forgotten, the Wow! Signal, an alien transmission

On August 15 th , 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman working on the SETI project in Ohio, detected for the first and last time (at least officially) a 72 second signal coming from outer space. That was a...
In Search for New Planets - Kepler NASA

More Spacecrafts in Search for Alien Planets

NASA's Kepler observatory has, to date, detected more than 2,700 potential planets that could harbour life since it launched in March 2009, revolutionizing scientists’ understanding of worlds beyond...
Kepler - NASA Habitable Planets

7 Planets found in habitable zones of other Solar Systems

Yesterday was a big day for Space Exploration with the announcements on NASA TV by the Kepler’s Scientific team, NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. Kepler Mission is NASA’s effort to...
Kepler - NASA Habitable Planets Mission

New Habitable Planets Findings – Live on NASA TV

Today at 6pm GMT (2pm EDT) during the news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center new discoveries will be announced from the Kepler Mission. Kepler Mission is NASA’s effort to discover Earth-size...
NASA capturing Asteroid

NASA May Begin Capturing Asteroids by 2014

NASA’s 2014 budget request may include plans to send a robotic probe into deep space to capture an asteroid and bring it back within reach of astronauts flying on the agency’s Orion deep space...