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 […]

Massive Solar Flare Keeps Growing

The magnetic filament snaking around the sun’s southeast limb just keeps getting longer. The portion visible stretches more than 700,000 km – a full solar radius. Picture

Great Balls of Fire Over Canada – NASA Investigates

Great balls of fire have been reported swooping over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states.Even NASA’s on the case.There are different theories about what was behind the sighting of those fireballs. A NASA spacecraft got a closer look at one of the possible sources today. The spacecraft flew past Hartley 2 — taking closeup pictures […]

Nasa Scientists Braced for Solar Tsunami To Hit Earth

Experts said a wave of supercharged gas will likely reach the Earth on Tuesday, when it will hit the natural magnetic shield protecting Earth. According to to the it’s likely to spark spectacular displays of the aurora or northern and southern lights. Scientists have warned that a large solar eruption could destroy satellites and damage […]

As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather

“The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms. The intersection of these two issues is what we're getting together to discuss.” The National […]

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 […]

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 […]

Space Solar Storm Alert: 90 Seconds From Catastrophe

It is midnight on 22 September 2012 and the skies above Manhattan are filled with a flickering curtain of colourful light. Few New Yorkers have seen the aurora this far south but their fascination is short-lived. Within a few seconds, electric bulbs dim and flicker, then become unusually bright for a fleeting moment. Then all […]