The moon formed inside a cloud of Earth’s vaporized rock

A new theory suggests the moon formed inside a donut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock. Photo by Sarah Stewart/UC Davis Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have a new theory for how Earth got its moon. According to their analysis, the moon was born inside Earth before Earth was a solid planet. At the time of the [...]

2018-03-01T12:47:52+00:00March 1st, 2018|

Will the Space traveling Tesla car crash back into earth

  The Tesla's paint occupation will endure as it's peppered by micrometeorites after some time The Tesla auto that Elon Musk propelled into space is probably going to remain there for a huge number of years before colliding with the Earth or Venus. That is the finish of an investigation by Czech and Canadian specialists. [...]

2018-02-19T14:52:30+00:00February 19th, 2018|

Astronomers identify first planets outside the Milky Way

The phenomenon known as microlensing can magnify all kinds of distant objects, including galaxies, nebulae, stars, planets and comets. Photo by University of Oklahoma Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Astronomers have for the first time identified extragalactic exoplanets -- planets outside the Milky Way. Using telescopes at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and an observation technique called microlensing, [...]

2018-02-05T22:15:37+00:00February 5th, 2018|

Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

The massive galaxy cluster known as El Gordo boasts a mass of 3 million billion suns. Photo by NASA/ESA/Hubble Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows what the mass of three million billion suns looks like. The image, shared Tuesday by NASA, features ACT-CLJ0102-4915, a massive cluster known as El [...]

2018-01-17T13:19:41+00:00January 17th, 2018|

Is ET real? Mysterious radio blasts from a distant galaxy draw attention of alien hunters

Is ET real? Mysterious radio blasts from a distant galaxy draw attention of alien hunters January 12, 2018 2:45 PM Repeating bursts of radio waves coming from a distant dwarf galaxy probably aren't signals from an extraterrestrial civilization, but that hasn't stopped a group of E.T. hunters from investigating this peculiar phenomenon. Repeating bursts of [...]

2018-01-14T02:59:20+00:00January 14th, 2018|

Geminid meteor shower to peak overnight Wednesday

December's Geminids are expected to be the best meteor shower of the year. Photo by Asim Patel/Wikimedia/CC Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Prepare to be wowed -- and cold. The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight, as temperatures dip across much of the United States. For those willing to brave the cold -- or for those in Florida [...]

2017-12-13T15:10:53+00:00December 13th, 2017|

Meteors delivered just the right amount of salt to jumpstart life on

Scientists reexamined halogen levels in ancient meteorite samples. Photo by University of Manchester Dec. 5 (UPI) -- New analysis confirms the meteorites that formed Earth delivered just the right amount of salt to support life. Naturally occurring salts called halogens, including chlorine, bromine and iodine, are needed to support life. High concentrations of salts, however, can [...]

2017-12-06T21:18:38+00:00December 6th, 2017|