Flying above the plains of Venus with an… inflatable aircraft

Engineers with defense and aerospace contractor Northrop Grumman and Tustin, California-based smart space technology company L’Garde announce the development of a new concept airplane, which could fly in the skies above Venus for up to a year. Such an asset could reveal a multitude of new data about our neighboring world, which features temperatures significantly […]

1 in 4 US Citizens Think the Sun Orbits Earth

According to the conclusions of a new study released by experts at the US National Science Foundation (NSF), it would appear that around a quarter of all people living in the United States are convinced that the Sun revolves around the Earth. 

Picture of the Day: Monster Saturn Storm

Cassini has been circling Saturn for years, but it’s still revealing spectacular things about the planet. Violent weather provides a great spectacle on Earth, as long as it doesn’t actually destroy anything, but it’s nothing compared with what’s happening on Saturn.

Monster Saturn storm ate its own tail

Since gas giants are made up of, well, gas, it’s easy for giant storms to form around them. Saturn and Jupiter are always peppered with monster storms that ravage the planets. They don’t do any actual damage since there’s nothing there to damage, but they do make for some spectacular shots.

Picture of the Day: Is this a monkey..?

Earth and Moon’s water from same source

Water on the Moon came from the same source as our water on Earth, a new study suggests.   The discovery reported in the journal Science, implies some of Earth’s water was transferred to the Moon when it formed.   The Moon is thought to have formed by a collision between Earth and a Mars-sized […]

Global warming shifts Earth’s geographic poles

Since 2005 until present day, the Earth’s geographic North Pole has been steadily shifting towards the east. By the looks of it, the shift is one of several centimeters per year.

Earth’s core 1,000 degrees hotter than thought

Earth’s internal engine is running about 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than previously measured, providing a better explanation for how the planet generates a magnetic field, a new study has found.

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