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New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Scientists Are About to Switch on a Telescope That Could Photograph a Black Hole's Event Horizon

We're about to peer into the abyss.<p>Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the known Universe. But despite the fact that they're …

Monster black hole gorges on record-setting meal

A supermassive black hole has been gobbling up a star for more than a decade — about 10 times longer than any previously known such meal, a new study finds.<p>The extreme duration of this meal suggests that the star is incredibly large, or that it's being consumed more completely than any other known …

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less) | Inc.com

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created.<p>Time cards and grueling days don't help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with …

Self-improvement

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

600-year-old starlight addressed a loophole in quantum theory

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are separated by space and yet inextricably linked by the laws of quantum mechanics, has already been proven to be real, but something called the "freedom-of-choice loophole" has so far made it impossible to definitively prove the theory. That is, until …

Wandering Black Hole Found Hiding In Gas Cloud Of Nearby Supernova Remnant

Nothing spoils a good day faster than a black hole sneaking up on you and gobbling you down — spaghettifying and ripping you to shreds for good …

Who Needs Asteroids? Earth Makes Its Own Water Deep Within The Mantle

Our planet could be self-sufficient.<p>Life on Earth depends on the existence of water, but despite it covering some 70 percent of the planet's surface, …

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Universe

Parallel Universes and the Many Possible Levels Within, Any Possibility of us Traveling There?

Many people believe that parallel universes exist and that somewhere out there in several places is another you carrying out a different task, …

Dark Matter

Clusters of tiny dwarf galaxies discovered; give insights into creation of universe

Data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey was used by University of Virginia scientists to detect the new dwarf galaxy clusters.<p>Miniature galaxies have been …

What Phoenix Can Teach Us About Reclaiming the Night Sky

A few thousand stars in the Milky Way galaxy should be visible to the naked eye as you look skyward on any given night. Alas, conditions are rarely ideal in many places, largely because artificial lights on the ground create an ambient glow that illuminates the sky and makes it difficult to see …

National Parks

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something …

Scientists Have Detected a Habitable Zone in One of Our Nearest Solar Systems

Eek.<p>An exoplanet with the prime conditions for life could be located just 14 light-years away, scientists report, in one of the closest neighbouring …

Dark Matter May Be Responsible For Killing Off Galaxies Across The Universe, Researchers Say

It’s a mystery worthy of the Doctor’s attention — a whodunnit of truly cosmic proportions. All through the universe, something is killing galaxies …

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

פנדורה, ירח קטן של שבתאי, נחשף בצילומים חדשים של קאסיני

צילומים חדשים של הגשושית קאסיני, המתחילה כעת את שלביה האחרונים במשימתה סביב שבתאי, חושפים פרטים חדשים לגבי הירח פנדורה של כוכב הלכת המרוחק. בשל מרחקי …

An Asteroid Just Barely Missed Earth, Flying Closer Than the Moon

And we spotted it only two days ago.<p>An asteroid between 16 and 34 meters in diameter (36 and 112 feet) flew by the Earth this morning, about twice as close to our home planet as the moon. The asteroid, named 2017 AG13, was only discovered on Saturday, January 7, by the Catalina Sky Survey, …

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Dark Matter

How to See a Star Explode in 2022

For the first time, astronomers are confidently predicting how to see this type of brilliant blast, which will be visible with the naked eye.<p>Five or so years from now, you may be able to witness a new "star" appearing in the night sky, a cosmic gem that should glitter in the northern wing of the …

White House unveils plans for when a huge asteroid is hurtling towards earth

<b>Ever wondered what would happen if the earth actually found itself in the path of a huge asteroid?</b><p>Would we send a team of oil rig workers to destroy …

Binary Stars To Merge, Explode In 2022, First Of Its Kind Scientific Prediction Says

If a first of its kind scientific prediction turns out to be right, not just astronomers but everyone on Earth will be able to witness an unusual and …

NASA Announces Two New Asteroid Missions

The poet E.E. Cummings wrote, “—listen: there’s a hell / of a good universe next door; let’s go.” And go we shall: NASA’s Discovery Program announced …

Space Exploration

טלסקופ החלל האבל גילה כוכב לכת המקיף שני כוכבים בו זמנית

אסטרונומים שהשתמשו בטלסקופ החלל האבל ובתעלול של הטבע, אישרו את קיומו של כוכב לכת המקיף שני כוכבים במערכת OGLE-2007-BLG-349, הממוקמת 8,000 שנות אור …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Monday: What to Expect? (TSLA, FB) | Investopedia

SpaceX, the private commercial rocket launch service owned by Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, will launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, …

Space Exploration

We Just Photographed The Highest Concentration of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Detected

Oblivion never looked so good.<p>Coming so soon after the festive period, you could be forgiven for thinking that the colourful, gleaming display above …

These 11 Images from NASA Were Shot on Kodak Ektachome

With the very recent announcement of Kodak Ektachrome coming back to the market, there are folks saying that Ektachrome wasn’t anything so special. …

This is what you look like from Mars

Do you see that multicolored dot shining against a black background? That's us. That's all of us.<p>An amazing new composite photo taken by a satellite …

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy