Mars’s surface is much more toxic than we thought, study finds

With the discovery of organic molecules and evidence that liquid water once flowed (and may still be flowing) on Mars, many scientists believe that it’s only a matter of time until they find evidence of life on the Red Planet.…

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How to prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse

The biggest astronomical event of the year – the August 21 solar eclipse that will be at least partially visible throughout all of the continental United States – is now less than two months away, and experts are saying that…

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No, NASA isn’t running a child trafficking ring on Mars

Another day, another batshit crazy theory involving NASA: days after rumors that the US space agency has evidence proving the existence of extraterrestrial life from humanity were debunked, a new and possibly even more ludicrous accusation has been leveled against…

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Astronomers may have found a 10th planet the size of Mars

Astronomers have not yet officially confirmed the existence of Planet Nine, a hypothetical world believed to orbit the sun from the outer reaches of the solar system, and it may have already been replaced as the most distant planetary mass…

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No, NASA isn’t about to announce alien life

NASA has apparently collected evidence of extraterrestrial life that it has been hiding from the human race – at least, according to a YouTube video created by an individual claiming to be part of the decentralized group 'Anonymous' that has…

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NASA finds 10 more habitable, Earth-like exoplanets

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope mission has resulted in the discovery of more than 200 new candidates since the last time data was released by the US space agency, including 10 nearly-Earth sized, potentially habitable new worlds, various media outlets…

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Newfound exoplanet is hotter than most stars

A newly-discovered planet is undergoing such extreme irradiation from its sun that it is hotter than most stars and has a giant glowing gas tail similar to those that form on comets, according to a new study published online Monday…

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Ancient Earth-like lake on Mars could have been full of life

An ancient lake in Mars’ Gale Crater had physical and chemical properties extremely close to those found in similar bodies of water on Earth, and multiple environments in these areas could have supported life, according to research published Friday in…

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Third time’s a charm: LIGO detects gravitational waves for a third time

Scientists at the Advanced LIGO facility in Washington have once again detected gravitational waves, marking the third time in 18 months that the facility has observed ripples in the fabric of space-time that were originally predicted by Albert Einstein more…

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Aerospace mogul: ‘There are aliens living on Earth’

The founder of a Las Vegas-based aerospace startup that manufactures and develops inflatable space station modules is convinced that extraterrestrial life not only exists, but has already come to Earth and established a presence here, according to a recent interview…