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Earth's highest, coldest, rarest clouds are back. How to see the eerie 'noctilucent clouds' this summer.
By Jamie Carter published
Look North as the stars appear in June and July to have a chance of seeing rare noctilucent (or 'night-shining') clouds with the naked eye.
Hundreds of ancient, invisible structures discovered near our galaxy's center
By Brandon Specktor published
Radio astronomers have discovered hundreds of long, thin structures emanating from our galaxy's supermassive black hole.
Stephen Hawking's most famous prediction could mean that everything in the universe is doomed to evaporate, new study says
By Ben Turner published
A new theory has radically revised Stephen Hawking's 1974 theory of black holes to predict that all objects with mass may eventually disappear.
There may be hundreds of millions of habitable planets in the Milky Way, new study suggests
By Briley Lewis published
A new analysis of Kepler data shows that one-third of small stars called M dwarfs may have the potential to host life.
Repeated signals from the center of the Milky Way could be aliens saying hello, new study claims
By Stephanie Pappas published
A new search for extraterrestrial life has scientists looking inward — toward the center of our galaxy.
Shining rainbow rings around the sun photographed in Finland. What caused them?
By Harry Baker published
The extremely rare kaleidoscopic circles have a surprising Earth-based origin.
New 'quasi-moon' discovered near Earth has been traveling alongside our planet since 100 BC
By Kiley Price published
Astronomers recently identified asteroid 2023 FW13 as a quasi-moon, a space rock orbiting the sun nearly in tandem with Earth.
NASA concludes first-ever public UFO briefing. What did we learn?
By Brett Tingley published
The government is investigating hundreds of military UFO reports, but only a small fraction are truly "anomalous."
How to watch Mars photobomb the buzzing Beehive Cluster of stars this week
By Jamie Carter published
Here's how to watch the Red Planet swoop across the Beehive Cluster — one of the closest star clusters to Earth — after sunset this week.
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