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Artist's concept of cosmic rays striking Earth's atmosphere and creating a shower of secondary particles.  Researchers on Earth observe the secondary particles in order to study cosmic rays, which cannot penetrate Earth's atmosphere.  Image via J. Yang / NSF

Smart phones contain a silicon chip inside the camera that might be used to detect rare, high energy particles from outer space.

Large Plasma Tubes Confirmed to Exist Above The Earth's Atmosphere - Discovered by a brilliant 23 year old female scientist! Hurray for girls entering STEM fields. :)

Australian student confirms that giant plasma tubes are floating above Earth - Cleo Loi of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and the School of Physics at the University of Sydney

Witness an Eclipse

Solar eclipse, as seen from Earth’s orbit, amazing how the universe works

Last week, Hawaii’s Supreme Court voided a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a $1.4 billion observatory that would peer into distant corners of our universe and back in time, exploring new cosmic landscapes with a resolution twelve times sharper than that of Hubble.

Why the World's Most Powerful Telescope Has Just Been Ruled Unlawful

A study led by a team from UCLA has shown that rocks from the Earth and Moon contain an identical mixture of oxygen isotopes, suggesting that both worlds formed from a head-on collision between ancient Solar System bodies.

A study led by a team from UCLA has shown that rocks from the Earth and Moon contain an identical mixture of oxygen isotopes.

Terra, il vero pianeta rosso

False-Color Image of Earth Highlights Plant Growth. This image is a view of South America and portions of North America and Africa from the Mercury Dual Imaging System’s wide-angle camera aboard MESSENGER.

A peanut-shaped asteroid could crash into the Earth

A peanut-shaped asteroid could crash into the Earth

Paradox and Empyrean : Photo

The Dance of Venus. An accurate scientific drawing of Venus amazing pattern around the Earth Did you know that Venus, our closest planetary neighbour, draws a beautiful fivefold pattern around Earth? She does this every eight years.

A new study contemplates the possibility of sending unmanned micro spacecraft to…

A new study contemplates the possibility of sending unmanned micro spacecraft to uninhabited planets elsewhere in the universe and seeding life on them.

Russian satellite's 121-megapixel image of Earth is most detailed yet

Russian satellite's 121-megapixel image of Earth is most detailed yet

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