Using photos taken at the Pic du Midi Observatory, astrophotographer Jean-Luc Dauvergne has published what he calls the most detailed map of Mars from the ground. The photographs were taken at the mountaintop observatory, which is located in the French Pyrenees, over the course of six nights in October and November using a 1-meter telescope. The team then sewed together hundreds of photos to put together this incredible map.
The platypus is an extremely unique creature. They are milk-producing mammals with incongruously webbed feet, and a bill.
On November 16, a modern rocket delivered the four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station—orbiting...
The many moons of Jupiter have long fascinated those interested in outer space. Though the planet has 79 moons, among the most well known are the four discovered by Galileo in 1610. This includes Europa, which is covered in an icy crust that sits above an ocean of salty water.
Do you know what sound looks like? Japanese artist Kenichi Kanazawa makes the invisible visible.
Humans have long wondered if there were other planets like Earth where life could thrive.
What is your happy song? According to one Dutch neuroscientist, most happy songs have some distinctive traits in common. Several years ago, Dr. Jacob Jolij—at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands—was asked to examine a list of favorite songs compiled by the UK-based electronica band Alba. Although not a peer reviewed study, his investigation discovered several trends among the given examples of perky music.
Our favorite backyard astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy is back with more spectacular images of outer space.
An alternate Earth that rains rocks and has oceans filled with lava may seem like something from a science fiction...
Solar is officially the cheapest form of energy in history. This news was confirmed by the International Energy Agency’s estimations in their recent publication of World Energy Outlook 2020. Lazard, an asset management and financial advisory group, supported this study in their publication titled Levelized Cost of Energy, adding that solar and wind were both by far the most affordable sources.
Scientists have just confirmed what's been believed for over a decade—there's water on the Moon.
The famous Vantablack, exclusively owned by artist Anish Kapoor, made headlines as the “blackest black” that absorbs 99.