Category Archive: Space

Scientists Stunned By Radio Waves From Young Universe

Scientists have detected mysterious bursts of radio waves that last only for a tenth of a blink of an eye, originating billions of light years away. A single burst of radio emission of unknown origin was detected… Continue reading

Voyager 1 Reaches Gateway to the Galaxy

Despite traveling 36 years and 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from home, the intrepid Voyager 1 spacecraft still has not left the solar neighborhood. But all indications are that it is now crossing a… Continue reading

Planets can form and survive in insanely dense star clusters

Could you imagine a view of the night sky that looks like this? It’s a star cluster — a region of space in which as many as 10,000 stars are jam-packed to within a… Continue reading

Proposed ‘deflector shield’ could protect astronauts from radiation

As if Star Trek didn’t already provide enough futuristic inspiration, scientists from the UK are working on an actual deflector shield that could protect astronauts from dangerous levels of radiation. And it would work in a way… Continue reading