Could Life Survive In The TRAPPIST-1 System?

Could Life Survive In The TRAPPIST-1 System?

To hell with our Solar System, with its measly four rocky planets. TRAPPIST-1 40 light-years away has seven, at least three of which might be habitable. Understandably, the discovery of these planets made headline news this past week. But what might life be like in this system? Well, it might be quite different to here, if…

Take A Trip With NASA's Travel Posters For The New TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

Take A Trip With NASA's Travel Posters For The New TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

NASA is currently celebrating the recent discovery of seven temperate Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting around the star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 39 light-years away. As a small commemoration of this outstanding discovery, they have released a gorgeous new set of “space tourism” posters and infographics inspired by these new alien worlds. The spectacularly cool images were designed by…

Old Picture Reveals Enceladus' Geysers Not A New Phenomenon

Old Picture Reveals Enceladus' Geysers Not A New Phenomenon

The geysers of Enceladus are one of the most interesting discoveries of the Cassini spacecraft and now there are more indications that they have been going on for a few decades at least. The latest piece of evidence is actually historical and comes from philosophy professor and planetary exploration enthusiast Ted Stryk, who’s been busy…

This Is Your Chance To Help Scientists Discover Planet 9

This Is Your Chance To Help Scientists Discover Planet 9

Although there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence, we are yet to discover the crucial clue to prove the existence of a large ninth planet in the Solar System. And now researchers want the help of citizen scientists to discover if Planet 9 is real or not. The project, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, lets people look…

No, Aliens Did Not Hack Voyager 2 Back In 2010

No, Aliens Did Not Hack Voyager 2 Back In 2010

In the last few days, there have been some reports that the Voyager 2 spacecraft was hacked in 2010 and even more importantly it was probably done by aliens. So let’s have a look at the facts and let’s separate them from the rather obvious fiction. On May 6, 2010, NASA engineers put out a press…