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Mars Opportunity Rover Declared Dead

Feb 13, 2019

After fifteen glorious years exploring the surface of Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has been officially declared dead by the space agency.

Dwarf Galaxy Accidentally Discovered

Feb 3, 2019

Galaxy Bedin1 is just 3000 light-years across.

Moon Rock May Have Come From Earth

Jan 29, 2019

An examination of a rock brought back to Earth by Apollo 14 astronauts revealed that part of it may have actually come from here!

Doomsday Clock Goes Unchanged

Jan 24, 2019

The annual assessment of how close humanity may be to destroying itself, known as the Doomsday Clock, went unchanged for 2019, leaving humanity in the same precarious position as last year.

DNA Test Debunks Rudolf Hess Doppelganger Conspiracy Theory

Jan 24, 2019

A longstanding conspiracy theory centered around the fate of notorious Nazi official Rudolf Hess has been debunked via a DNA test.

'Ancient' Stone Circle in Scotland Revealed to be Modern Replica

Jan 23, 2019

A standing stone circle in Scotland that was thought to be thousands of years old has been revealed to be merely a modern replica of such ancient formations.

New Paper May Nix Proposed Planet Nine

Jan 22, 2019

The possible discovery of a massive ninth planet lingering in the far reaches of our solar system has been called into question via new research which examines how it was found in the first place.

Photos of the Super Blood Wolf Moon

Jan 21, 2019

Images of Sunday night's dazzling "Super Blood Wolf moon" are pouring in from around the world.

Knapp's News 1/20/19

Jan 20, 2019

George Knapp shares items of recent interest, including a photo of a full moon over Skinwalker Ranch.

Watch: Robot Recreates Walking Motion of Ancient Creature

Jan 17, 2019

A team of researchers in Europe used modern technology to take a proverbial glimpse into the ancient past by creating a robot which recreates the walking motion of a prehistoric creature

Astronomer Doubles Down on Oumuamua Alien Theory

Jan 15, 2019

A Harvard astronomer who sparked headlines last November when he theorized that the mysterious interstellar object known as Oumuamua could be alien in nature is defending his fantastic hypothesis in the face of critics.

New Online Database Catalogs Decades of SETI Searches

Jan 14, 2019

Scientists at the SETI Institute has created a sizeable new online database which catalogs all of the searches for extraterrestrial life since 1960.

Anomaly Hunter Suspects China's Chang'e 4 Moon Mission is a Hoax

Jan 14, 2019

While China's successful landing of a craft of the far side of the moon is still being celebrated by space enthusiasts, an anomaly hunter has spotted something which makes him suspect that the historic achievement was really a hoax.

Watch: Amazing Chang'e 4 Moon Landing Video Released

Jan 11, 2019

China's national space agency has released a breathtaking video of their Chang'e 4 probe touching down on the far side of the moon.

Strange Claims at Science Conference Spark Controversy

Jan 10, 2019

A prestigious science conference in India has become mired in controversy after a trio of experts put forward some truly bizarre claims.

13 New Fast Radio Bursts Detected

Jan 9, 2019

Some potential new pieces to the puzzle of fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been produced by a sophisticated telescope in Canada that detected a whopping 13 new occurrences of the mysterious phenomenon.

Elon Musk Shares Odd Alien Meme

Jan 4, 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk caused something of a stir online yesterday when he shared a weird meme which suggested an alien connection to the moon landing.

China Successfully Lands Craft on the 'Dark Side' of the Moon

Jan 3, 2019

China's space agency accomplished a historic feat last evening when they became the first nation to land a craft on the far side of the moon.

Santa Tracker

Dec 24, 2018

Check out the progress of Santa and his reindeer on the Official NORAD Santa Tracker.

Knapp's News 12/23/18

Dec 23, 2018

George Knapp shares a number of items of recent interest.

Biohacker Injects Himself with 'Holy' DNA

Dec 20, 2018

A French teenager with an interest in biohacking recently performed a rather strange experiment in which he injected himself with DNA derived from holy texts.

Eerie Cloud Mystifies Californians

Dec 20, 2018

Residents of Northern California were struck with wonder on Wednesday evening when a weird glowing cloud appeared in the sky.

'Farout' Planet: The Most Distant Object in Our Solar System

Dec 17, 2018

A dwarf planet, nicknamed "Farout," has been declared to be the most distant object in our solar system.

Video: Spacewalking Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole

Dec 11, 2018

A pair of Russian cosmonauts conducted a complex spacewalk outside of the ISS today to inspect a mysterious hole found in a Soyuz capsule attached to the station.

Rover Encounters Robot on Mars?

Dec 11, 2018

A Mars anomaly hunter suspects that he has stumbled upon a scene straight out of a Pixar movie in the form of a diminutive robot seemingly inspecting NASA's Curiosity Rover.

Watch: Soyuz Spacecraft Launch from Space

Dec 8, 2018

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captured a spectacular time-lapse video of the Soyuz launch from space.

Listen: NASA InSight Lander Records Martian Wind

Dec 7, 2018

NASA's much-heralded InSight Lander has already made history by captured the sound of wind on Mars for the first time ever.

Free Audio: Robert Bigelow on Private Space Ventures

Dec 6, 2018

Enjoy an hour from a 2007 Art Bell show.

Gene-Editing Doctor Goes Missing?

Dec 5, 2018

The controversial Chinese doctor who made headlines last week with claims that he'd successfully edited the genes of unborn babies is now believed to be missing.

NASA Scientist Argues for Bold New Approach in Search for ETs

Dec 4, 2018

A provocative paper from a scientist at NASA suggests that the search of extraterrestrial intelligence has been hampered by preconceived ideas which may have led to humans missing out on the chance to spot ETs.