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Universe

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they’ve witnessed the subtle bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity and used that distortion to measure a star’s mass.<p>The findings, …

Gravity's light-bending effect seen in the dance of distant stars

According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, the gravity from huge objects like stars and galaxies can curve the fabric of spacetime, to the …

This Star Died Quietly, and Scientists Are Confused

A normal star death — a supernova — involves spontaneous bursting into a magnificent display of gas and cosmic dust. But scientists have found a star …

Universe

We've Been Underestimating How Many Black Hole Collisions Are Terrorising The Universe

Staring into the void.<p>Astronomers have found what looks to a fresh trove of supermassive black hole pairs, increasing the number of known pairs by …

Universe

ISRO is doing what it does best just so you can have high speed Internet

ISRO is doing what it does best just so you can have high speed Internet<p>From being an almost unheard of organization back in the ‘80s to being at the …

Sri Lanka

Brown dwarf launches a vast jet

For the first time, astronomers have found a spectacularly long jet – nearly a light-year long – from a brown dwarf.<p>It’s not uncommon for objects in …

Universe

This Supermassive Black Hole is on the Run

Supermassive Black Holes generally stay in place, sucking up cosmic material in the center of galaxies and changing the way they evolve over time. …

Black Holes

NASA's Van Allen Probes Find Radio Wave Shroud Enveloping Earth

Humans have created a new layer of protection.<p>NASA’s Van Allen Probes have discovered some strange radio wave activity in the space around Earth. On …

Universe

New telescope has already found 3 rare mystery signals

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is poised to make history if it helps solve the origin of fast radio bursts.<p>The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is already making tremendous leaps forward. Within four days of being switched on, the radio telescope array detected its …

Universe

Supernovas are More Powerful Than We First Thought

A new study carried out suggests that the distance in which a supernova explosion needs to be before it becomes catastrophic to us humans here on …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Weak Supernova Explosions Formed Most Of The Antimatter In The Milky Way, Scientists Say

The inner regions of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, have been known to strongly emit gamma-rays since over 40 years ago, which in turn suggested the …

If Proxima b has an atmosphere like Earth's, it might be habitable

A second Earth may orbit our nearest neighboring star, and according to new simulations, it may be comfortable for life as we know it. Maybe.<p>Proxima …

New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate

In 2011, three researchers won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the universe expands at an ever-increasing rate. Americans Saul Perlmutter and …

Physics

A New And Unusual Force in The Universe Just Got Even Stranger

The blackbody force is real.<p>New research has expanded on the discovery of a strange phenomenon called blackbody force, showing that the effect of …

Physics

Black Hole Or Supernova Star Explosion? Scientists Spot Galaxy’s Mysterious Bright Spot

Scientists may have found a new supernova explosion or supermassive black hole in a galaxy about 600 million light years from Earth after pointing a …