Parkes Observatory in Australia In March 2015, astronomers at Parkes Observatory in Australia were trying to identify the source of radio signals picked up at the observatory and came up

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In 2002, astronomers at Johns Hopkins University conducted a study to determine the color of the universe from the light we see. They averaged the light emitted from a large

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CERMA, 1963 It’s well known that dogs, monkeys, and chimps made their way into space, which paved the way for humans to do the same. But did you there know

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In the mid-1970s, a tiny island off the Labrador coast of Canada was discovered for the first time through images a satellite far overhead had sent back to Earth. This

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Black hole Cygnus X Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss Black holes are the enigma of the universe. They are the only things in the cosmos known to use their incredible gravitational force to

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On June 30, 1908, just after seven in the morning, an explosion took place near the Stony Tunguska River in Central Russia that became the largest impact with Earth in

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In 1975, the Soviet Union did something that had never been done in space before. They fired a gun from a space station, the one and only time such a

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Kevin Gill/Flickr CC BY 2.0 A strange planet was discovered in May 2020, 855 light-years from Earth in the Hercules constellation, that is five times larger than Jupiter and has

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On September 13, 1985, U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson, shot down a satellite while piloting an F-15A Eagle fighter aircraft. He became the first pilot ever to

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Astronauts can’t just pull off their helmets and take a big whiff to discover what the smell of space is like, but they have discovered that space has a distinct

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NASA/JPL Here is a collection of completely random facts about a fascinating blue planet very far from us that is named after a god of the sea. The planet Neptune.

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