FRACKING has been halted at the UK’s only shale gas exploration site after the Cuadrilla operation reportedly triggered the largest earthquake caused by the practice to date.
MYSTERIOUS radio signals from deep space have reached Earth, prompting some to speculate about their potential alien origin – but what does the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute have to say?
BRIAN MAY is best known for being the guitarist in Queen, but the rock legend is also an astrophysicist having completed a bachelor’s degree and PhD at Imperial College London, and believes he knows how the Earth can be saved from an asteroid attack.
Earlier this month, the U.S. pulled out of a Reagan-era nuclear treaty with Russia after the Trump administration assessed the country was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance.” If there were any kind of escalation between the two countries that would result in a nuclear war, it…
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave his approval for a plan put forth by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 billion prize to the first private company to establish and run the first base on the moon.
Black holes are still a mysterious force of spacetime, with the first image of one having been released just a few short months ago. Now, a new study suggests that “UFOs” are coming out of them, helping to reshape galaxies along the way.
More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed or maimed after “baseball-sized” pieces of hail wreaked havoc over a Montana wildlife management area last weekend during a storm, state officials said Friday.
ASTEROID Bennu could hit Earth at 25 MILLION kph with the power of more than 76,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, creating a ball of fire as big as 20 kilometres wide and major tsunamis, scientists have warned.
Neutrinos are perhaps the most underrated particles known to humankind. Physicist, smart guy and smart aleck Wolfgang Pauli first proposed their existence in 1930 as a missing puzzle piece — certain nuclear reactions had more going in than they had coming out. Pauli reasoned that something tiny and invisible had to be involved — hence, the…
DIDYMOS, the twin asteroid, classified as potentially hazardous and posing an impact risk to earth, the city killer is now being targeted by the European Space Agency in a bid to deflect it from a possible earth bound collision course.
A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean.
ASTEROID 2019 OK last month sparked fear within the scientific community after suddenly appearing on space radars on a collision course with Earth, narrowly avoiding the planet less than 24 hours after showing up on space monitoring systems.
APOPHIS, the God of Chaos asteroid, would make atmospheric entry with 1200 megatons of kinetic energy, a thousand times greater than the Tunguska impact, Krakatoa or the Tsar Bomba hydrogen bomb, but minuscule in comparison to one devastating impact from the Earth’s past.
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
THE figures are already mind blowing – Asteroid Bennu is travelling at 31,317mph, it is 190,000 miles out in space, but NASA has managed to send the OSIRIS-Rex satellite to just one mile from it’s surface to take these extraordinary space snaps.
NASA’S dreams of exploring the entire solar system are limited by “basic propulsion systems” that have not changed since Apollo 11 – but a spaceflight engineer believes the development of ion propulsion could offer a major alternative.
ASTEROID 2019 OK last month hurtled past Earth at an “uncomfortably close” proximity, with scientists only realising its trajectory hours before it happened. So how did the rogue asteroid remain undetected?
NASA has begun preparations for the upcoming ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis asteroid which is considered potentially hazardous the Earth as it passes so close to the planet it will be UNDERNEATH TV satellites.