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Astronomers studying space could help fight breast cancer

Techniques developed by astronomers to understand space could help fight against breast and skin cancer, according to new research. A large part of astronomy depends on the detection and analysis of light – scientists study the light scattered, absorbed and re-emitted in clouds of gas and dust to obtain information on their interior. Despite the […]

Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship

WASHINGTON — After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. Its odd shape and motion had prompted some scientists to wonder whether ‘Oumuamua — the […]

Where were you when we landed on the moon?

Where were you when we landed on the moon? In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, coming later in July, The Post is collecting stories from our readers about what they remember about that day, and how it impacted their lives. E-mail your tale to Share this:

Scientists build incredibly accurate universe simulation — but don’t know how they did it

Everyone’s had a moment or two in their lives where they pull off an incredible feat but can’t explain how they did it. Perhaps it was a near-superhuman catch in a softball game or acing a test without studying. In any case, it’s happened to all of us, and now a group of astrophysicists is […]

Mars may have hosted life before Earth: study

A new study suggests that life may have existed on Mars hundreds of millions of years prior to its emergence on Earth. The Red Planet may have been ripe for life as early as 4.48 billion years ago, after “life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the planet,” according to the study. And it’s possible that life could’ve […]

Astronauts snap insane photo of volcano eruption from space

The powerful eruption of the Raikoke volcano was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station on Saturday. The amazing image, which shows a huge plume of smoke rising up and surrounded by white clouds, was released by NASA Earth Observatory. Several satellites, along with astronauts on the ISS, saw the thick plume rise and […]

SpaceX Heavy rocket booster explodes after missing platform

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites early Tuesday in Florida – but while the two side boosters landed safely back at Cape Canaveral, the new core booster missed a floating platform and erupted in a fireball. “Center core RUD. It was a long shot,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted, using the acronym […]

Will outer space sperm banks make male astronauts irrelevant?

In the beginning, there was Adam and Eve. In the new beginning, it may just be astronaut sperm and Eve. Spanish scientists have recently proven that frozen human sperm is viable in zero-gravity environments — as in outer space — creating the possibility of a cosmic sperm bank. The researchers presented their findings at the […]

Mysterious white light spotted on Mars

NASA has released a photo taken by its Curiosity rover that shows a mysterious, unexplained white light on Mars. The black-and-white raw image was taken by the rover’s right “navcam” (which acts as sort of an eye) on June 16, 2019 or Sol 2438, and transmitted back to Earth. The navcam snapped the picture at […]

Unexplainable UFO sighting leaves stargazers in awe

It’s not a bird, and it’s certainly not a plane, so what is this object hovering over Lake Superior? While traveling through Paradise, Michigan, Erik Rintamaki noticed two golden orbs flying above a boat for over an hour. One of the lights mysteriously disappeared and reappeared shortly after he began filming, leaving him and his […]

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