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Time-Lapse Video Captures Beauty On Earth And In The Sky
2012-07-24 05:09:51

There is a sensation that I may never be able to experience in my life, but one video showing off images taken from the International Space Station gets me just a little closer to being in space.

Black Holes Need Diet Rich In Stars To Grow
2012-07-20 12:21:35

Researchers from several American institutes and agencies have developed a new model showing how an elusive type of black hole can be formed in the gas surrounding their supermassive counterparts.

NASA Mission Set To Study Plasma
2012-07-18 14:36:34

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA mission set to launch in August 2012 called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will keep its eye focused on plasma. Ninety-nine percent of the universe is made of this electrified gas, but when it comes to the Earth it is more absent than present. There are two giant donuts of plasma surrounding Earth trapped within a region known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. The belts are close to...

Sifting Through Starlight To Find New Planets
2012-07-06 05:42:46

The first images from a new project are demonstrating a new technique that creates precise "dark holes" around stars of interest.

Doppler Techniques Could Help Predict Solar Storms
2012-07-04 04:12:19

Scientists are using Doppler techniques that may be able to take predicting space weather to a new level and understanding.

Privately-Funded Deep Space Mission Planned
2012-06-30 05:59:00

Former astronauts are making plans to build and launch their own space telescope to track down dangerous asteroids.

Milky Way
2012-06-29 04:45:45

Astronomers from Canada and the U.S. have found that the Milky Way galaxy may have recently had an encounter with one of its surrounding smaller satellite galaxies.

Researching And Reaching Between Stars
2012-06-27 10:24:09

University of Texas astronomers use Lonestar supercomputer to explore role of dark matter in galaxy formation

Will We Ever Make It To Outer Space?
2012-06-25 05:34:07

There was a lot of talk this weekend in Santa Clara, California about not only the possibility of taking trips to outer space, but how we might get there as well.

NuSTAR To Help Scientists Solve Supernova Explosion Mystery
2012-06-18 04:01:37

Somewhere in the Milky Way, a massive old star is about to die a spectacular death. As its nuclear fuel runs out, the star begins to collapse under its own tremendous weight. Crushing pressure triggers new nuclear reactions, setting the stage for a terrifying blast. And then... nothing happens.


Latest The Universe Reference Libraries

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Xenobiology -- Xenobiology (or exobiology, or astrobiology) is the term for a speculative field within biology which considers the possibility of, and possible nature of, extraterrestrial life. It also necessarily includes the concept of artificial life, since any life form might naturally evolve elsewhere, could conceivably come out of a laboratory using a future technology. It might be difficult to tell whether a truly strange life form had in fact arisen in space, or was designed much...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.