Alex Israel

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Camera on Balloon Captures the Total Solar Eclipse from Near Space

Self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” Liem Bahneman managed to capture the Great American Eclipse from an unusual and amazing perspective: he …

Billion suns: Scientists create brightest light ever produced on Earth

Scientists have created the brightest light ever produced on the Earth, shining a billion times stronger than the surface of the sun.<p>And, when they …

The Hubble Telescope just took pictures of a galaxy twice as massive as the Milky Way

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made an new discovery: it found a giant galaxy located 10 billion light-years from Earth. The disk-shaped galaxy, …

How Mars’ atmosphere was lost to space

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life …

Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes: What happens to its stuff when it vanishes?

For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world’s …

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other's Selfies in Space

It's official: SpaceX's rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug in the final frontier.<p>When SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship to the …

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

How thermal radiation could affect interstellar travel

Forty years ago, Canadian physicist Bill Unruh made a surprising prediction regarding quantum field theory. Known as the Unruh effect, his theory …

2017 June 26 - Artistic Impression: The Surface of TRAPPIST 1f

<b>Artistic Impression: The Surface of TRAPPIST-1f</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Team, T. Pyle (IPAC)<p><b>Explanation:</b> If you could stand on …

Astronomy

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

by Patrick Caughill June 22, 2017 Hard Science 73365<p>Ten Strong<p>The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a …

Astronomy

Canadian-led study casts doubt on existence of Planet Nine

Beware, space fans. Planet Nine is under attack and could wink out of existence under the sustained onslaught of … er … some very circumspect Canadians.<p>Planet Nine, for those who need to be reminded, is a hypothetical celestial body 10 times the mass of Earth that could be lurking at the fringes of …

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet

Has it been shifting forms this whole time?<p>It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea …

Dark Matter

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Forget Brexit, half a million people have applied to go and live on a space station

Forget leaving the European Union, how about leaving Planet Earth entirely – and becoming a citizen of space?<p>The idea might sound like something from …

NASA-Funded Company Wants to Redefine Space Travel With Fusion Rockets

Nuclear Powered Rockets<p>Princeton Satellite Systems, which is funded by NASA, has announced the possibility of fusion reactor rockets which could — …

Jupiter Now Has 69 Moons (Nice)

Jupiter has just delivered the news we desperately need right now. In addition to being the biggest, oldest planet in the solar system, it turns out …

This worm grew a second head after a trip to space

There are all kinds of experiments going on aboard the International Space Station, but they all probably don't produce results as strange as this one. An article published today in the journal <i>Regeneration</i> details a recent experiment in which an amputated flatworm grew two heads -- twice.<p>Planarian …

Lockheed Confirms Secretive SR-72 Hypersonic Plane Will Be Made

New Details On SR-72<p>On June 7, Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP), also known as Skunk Works, revealed new information about their …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

NASA's Final 12 Astronaut Candidates For 2017 Are Out Of This World

"You are the best of us," Vice President Mike Pence said.<p>NASA has selected 12 candidates for its 2017 astronaut corps from some 18,300 applications who could soon find themselves aboard the International Space Station or in orbit around the moon.<p>The American space agency announced this week the …

Space Science

The First Space-Based 'Nation', Asgardia, Plans to Illegally Store Data Off-Planet

Space-Based Nation<p>Late last year, an international group of scientists announced that they were going ahead with plans to launch the first ever …

The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside …

A New State of Matter Is Discovered — and It's Strange

New State Of Matter<p>Duke University postdoctoral fellow Sho Yaida has just solved a 30-year mystery in the physics world with 30 pages of …

Humans, the entire Earth and the sun all exist in a giant void of nothingness

You've probably heard the cliché that humans are just tiny specks in the universe. It might literally be true. A recent study gives more evidence to …

New alien planet boasts rare triple suns

Artist's Concept of HD 1885 Ab (NASA/JPL-Caltech)<p>Eat your heart out, Tatooine: A newly discovered alien planet has not one, not two, but three suns …

The Science Behind The Super Abilities Of Sherpas

Sherpas are extraordinary human beings.<p>In the high peaks of the Himalayas, members of the Nepalese ethnic group are famous for their speed-climbing records, ascents of routes that no one has ascended before, expert guiding and other skills.<p>What makes Sherpas so good at climbing into the wispy …

Astronomers Discover Nearby Solar System

A solar system very similar to our own has been found just 10.5 light years away, located in the southern hemisphere of the constellation Eridanus. …