6 incredible plans to redefine the future of space travel

Modern technologies have allowed humans to access even the most remote areas of Earth’s surface. Satellites, submarines and remotely piloted drones now traverse our world from the depths of the ocean to the thin reaches of the upper atmosphere. But our species’ future in space has only just begun. As advances in design and computing … Continued

5 amazing theories about the origin of life on Earth

Stephen Hawkins recently said that science ‘can explain the light of stars but not the lights that shine from Planet Earth.’ Where did we come from? Why are we here? Most importantly, are we alone? Whatever the answers, they will be incomprehensibly profound and of unique importance to the human race—the universe either teeming with … Continued

Space explorers discover our nearest known exoplanet, and it's potentially inhabited

Sky scouring scientists have just announced the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet in orbit around our own sun’s nearest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri. And, not only is this newly noticed world located on our galactic doorstep, it’s also positioned in the right proximity to its host star to make liquid water a possibility…so it could … Continued

10 amazing space missions you never knew about

Few things excite the human imagination like space travel. Missions to walk on the moon, land probes on speeding comets, or drive robots across Mars are undeniably thrilling, and remind us of just how far we’ve come from our humble primate roots. While the most electrifying missions are splashed across the headlines every few years, … Continued

'Roger Juno, welcome to Jupiter.' Probe begins exploring the brutal environment of our biggest neighbour

At six minutes to midnight on the fourth of July (Eastern Standard Time), the collected cast and crew at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, went totally wild. The exploratory probe Juno had just successfully gone into orbit around Jupiter, having navigated into one of the most hostile environments in our solar system—and it was … Continued

Peake blinder: Astronaut returns to Earth facing vision impairment, dizziness and a colossal cosmic hangover

After six months on the International Space Station (ISS)—during which he completed almost 3,000 orbits of Earth, ran a marathon and became the first Brit to do a space walk—Major Tim Peake returned to his home planet on Saturday. The touch down went smoothly, but experts say the astronaut will be experiencing sensations akin to … Continued

Could the universe be much smaller than we think?

Our universe is full of mystery, and just when we think we’ve figured everything out, a new mystery presents itself. At one time, we believed that space was vast and never-ending, but as we’ve uncovered more of the universe, we’re beginning to see that perhaps it’s not as infinite as we think. [geoip-content not_country=”CA”] Uncover … Continued

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How the big bang kick-started our universe

The universe and all life within it began with a bang. A BIG bang, to be exact. But what does that exactly mean? And what happened directly after the big bang? Watch this brief clip from Cosmic Journeys above to learn more about the origin of everything. [geoip-content not_country=”CA”] Uncover other mysteries of the universe … Continued

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As NASA announces 1284 new planets, join us on a journey through space & time

NASA’s announcement this week that astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have just discovered another 1,284 exoplanets (new worlds that exist beyond the realm of our own solar system) makes the short film Cosmic Journeys: Interstellar Flight even more fantastically mind-bending viewing, with its use of CGI, history and science-based fiction to explain how the … Continued

Hatrick of Earth-like exoplanets discovered circling ultra-cool dwarf star

NASA has detected a trio of new planets in a ‘nearby’ solar system, and scientists say the previously unknown worlds share certain crucial similarities to Earth. The three exoplanets—planets outside of our own solar system—are in orbit around an an ultra-cool dwarf star just 40 light-years away (a mere hop, skip and a jump in … Continued

Attack of the sun

Our sun experiences some extremely powerful solar flares. Watch Cosmic Journeys on the Love Nature app. Not a member? Subscribe now for your first 30 days free!

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Spatial Awareness—5 years of cosmic exploration and revelation

As a new joint Euro-Russian space mission blasts off on a mission to Mars, to discover whether the planet’s methane is being produced by windy alien microorganisms living just below the red crust, we take a trip through the last five brain-blowing years of space exploration. Over the last half-decade, our understanding of the cosmos … Continued

We asked an astrophysicist to answer 10 insanely difficult questions about the universe (the answers will blow your mind)

Some of us blindly accept things the way they are. We exist. It doesn’t matter why, we just do. But for others, such as astrophysicist Duncan Meacher, accepting things the way they are without knowing why will never be enough. Alongside a bunch of other incredibly smart people at Penn State University’s department of physics, Duncan’s … Continued

How large is the universe?

Just as astronomers begin to make precise measurements of the observable universe, new evidence suggests that our only visible patch of space is but an infinitesimally small portion of the whole cosmos. To explore more mysteries of the universe, check out Cosmic Journeys on the Love Nature app. Not a member? Be sure to subscribe … Continued

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Plants in space, what an oddity!

As we venture further into space, and for longer periods of time, the question of how to feed astronauts is becoming more and more important. Astronauts require 5kg of food and water each day, supplies which are currently sent from Earth. But this would be too expensive and unfeasible on long-term missions to Mars for … Continued

5 things humans will need in order to start colonising space

Anyone who’s seen a few sci-fi films or TV shows knows that living in space has been a dream for generations of people on Earth. But while fictionalised versions of ourselves might be able to thrive in the unfathomably harsh environment of outer space, real humans have got a whole lot to think about before … Continued

Astronaut returns to Earth younger and taller than twin brother

If Albert Einstein is correct—and let’s face it, recent discoveries have proved that he has been right about pretty much everything so far—Scott Kelly is now slightly younger than his identical twin Mark. Not because he was born six minutes later (because, of course, identical twins are conceived at precisely the same time, regardless of … Continued

Mars has flowing liquid water, NASA confirms

It seems the Red Planet has a little bit more in common with its blue neighbour than than her arid appearance first suggests, it’s confirmed today after NASA announced that liquid water has been detected on the surface of Mars for the first time. Images from the space agency’s orbiting satellite, The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), … Continued