Life Has Been Found in a Low-Oxygen, Super-Salty, Sub-Zero Arctic Spring

Once again, life has been found in an environment that would be deeply inhospitable to most organisms living on this planet. Fed by waters that pass through 600 meters (1,970 ft) of permafrost, the sub-zero, salty, virtually oxygen-free Lost Hammer Spring in the Canadian Arctic is one of the harshest places on Earth. Even here, … Read more

A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice Earth’s size, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed right at us. The sunspot, called AR3038, grew to 2.5 times Earth’s size – making the sunspot roughly 19,800 miles, or 31,900 kilometers, in diameter – from Sunday (June 19) to Monday night (June 20), according to … Read more

Astronomers Discover a Bizarre Spiral Object Swirling Around The Milky Way’s Center

As if cracking open a cosmic Russian nesting doll, astronomers have peered into the center of the Milky Way and discovered what appears to be a miniature spiral galaxy, swirling daintily around a single large star. The star – located about 26,000 light-years from Earth near the dense and dusty galactic center – is about … Read more

The Length of a Day Oscillates Every 6 Years, And We May Finally Know Why

How we think about our planet’s center may need to be seriously updated. New evidence suggests that, instead of consistently rotating faster than Earth’s spin, the solid inner core oscillates – spinning first in one direction with respect to the surface far above, then the other, changing direction every six years. This not only has … Read more

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments. But … Read more

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Probably Won’t Flip After All, Scientists Predict

Our planet’s protective shell isn’t quite what it used to be. Over the past two centuries its magnetic strength has taken a nosedive, and nobody has the foggiest idea why. At the same time, a concerning soft-spot in the field called the South Atlantic Anomaly has blistered over the Atlantic ocean, and has already proven … Read more

Mysterious ‘pulse’ detected in sky is leaving scientists dumbfounded

Unusual radio signals have been spotted pulsing in the sky about 1,300 light-years away from Earth. According to a report in The Conversation, a team of scientists discovered a strange flash or “pulse” in the Milky Way. University of Sydney lecturer Manisha Caleb explained in the report: “My colleagues and I (the MeerTRAP team) made … Read more

The Source of The World’s Most Active Volcano Might Finally Be Pinpointed

The Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii is said to be the world’s most active volcano, and yet we still don’t really know how it was born. New research suggests the original womb of magma lies more than 90 kilometers beneath the hotspot. While previous studies have found two shallow chambers of magma beneath Kīlauea, they weren’t … Read more

Astronomers Have Found a Super-Earth Near The Habitable Zone of Its Star

The very tiny motion of a small star has revealed the presence of a super-Earth exoplanet, orbiting at a distance that is close to habitable. Around a faint red dwarf called Ross 508, located just 36.5 light-years away (yet too dim to be seen with the naked eye), astronomers have confirmed the existence of a … Read more

NASA Shares Beautiful Image Of Whirlpool Galaxy, Internet Says “Can’t Divert Eyes”

The spiral galaxy was captured with Hubbles Advanced Camera for Surveys. In its 30 years of service, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has snapped millions of photographs of intriguing events. It has captured some of the most amazing views of the universe, giving space enthusiasts’ eyes a treat. Now, one such image that appears like a … Read more