Prophecy in today's headlines

Famous Crab Nebula Shoots Off Mysterious Flares

One of the most well-known celestial objects still has some tricks up its sleeve, according to a new discovery of surprising gamma-ray flares coming from the famous Crab Nebula. The Crab, long-considered such a steady celestial light that it was used to calibrate other sources, has now had three flare-ups where it brightened significantly in […]

Next Week’s Solstice-eclipse Overlap First in 456 Years

This year’s winter solstice — an event that will occur next Tuesday — will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that hasn’t been seen in 456 years.The celestial eccentricity holds special significance for spiritualities that tap into the energy of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and a time […]

Bright Light, Loud Boom – Possible Meteor Over Midwest

People in parts of northern Illinois, southwest Wisconsin and eastern Iowa reported seeing a large meteor Wednesday night. Reports of meteor sightings about 10 p.m. Wednesday were coming in to the National Weather Service from areas including parts of Wisconsin and eastern Iowa, said Nathan Marsili, a meteorologist with the weather service's Chicago-area office. “There […]

Astronomers Say Discovery of Earth-like Planet Close

Astronomers say they are on the verge of finding planets like Earth orbiting other stars, a key step in determining if we are alone in the universe.A top NASA official and other leading scientists say that within four or five years they should discover the first Earth-like planet where life could develop, or may have […]

Blast From Supernova Could Wipe Out Life On Earth

The Earth could soon be wiped out by the explosion of a star more than 3,000 light years away, according to American scientists. It will self-destruct in an explosion called a supernova with the force of 20 billion billion billion megatons of TNT. New studies show the star, called T Pyxidis, is much closer than […]

Meteor Turns Night Into Day Across Western US

A streaking meteor the size of an oven briefly illuminated parts of the Utah sky to daylight-level conditions early Wednesday, surveillance footage shows. The video from outside security cameras at the University of Utah’s Milford observatory shows a blinding flash of light around 12:07 a.m., followed by clear images of the meteor streaking away. “It […]

Hand of God Reaches Across Universe

Tiny and dying but still-powerful stars called pulsars spin like crazy and light up their surroundings, often with ghostly glows. So it is with PSR B1509-58, which long ago collapsed into a sphere just 12 miles in diameter after running out of fuel. And what a strange scene this one has created. In a new […]

Venus and Jupiter To Form Triangle ‘Capstone’ With Moon

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, have been marching toward each other for more than a month in the southwestern sky at dusk. As they’ve drawn closer together, the sight has been catching more people’s eyes, and now the show is reaching its climax. This evening, weather permitting, you will see Venus and Jupiter […]