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Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Physics

NASA to announce new discoveries about ocean worlds

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA will present new discoveries about the ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday, the agency announced. Learning more about ocean worlds could help in the agency's quest for life beyond Earth.<p>The findings were gathered by researchers through the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini …

Astronomy

Astronomers just discovered something awesome about the most Earth-like planet ever found

Do you like Earth? Yeah, it’s pretty neat, huh? Well despite living on a planet as awesome as our own, astronomers are super eager to find more …

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Biology

MIT And Harvard Use Algorithm To Take Real Snapshots From Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Most of us have seen quite a lot of celestial bodies, stars, almost any kind of interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases… …

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Quantum Mechanics

The Internet Has a Lot of Hilarious Ideas on What to Name the 7 Planets NASA Discovered

When NASA announced its discovery of a new solar system with seven planets earlier this week, the internet collectively wanted to pack its bags and leave Earth immediately. With the exciting space news trending everywhere, Twitter users came up with the hashtag #7NamesFor7NewPlanets to help NASA …

This solar system of seven Earth-sized planets may be the best place to look for alien life

Many of the planets have the right temperatures needed for hosting liquid water<p>Around 40 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets have been spotted orbiting closely around a small, ultra-cool star. It’s one of the largest solar systems that’s ever been discovered outside of our own, and it’s a …

Astronomy

NASA teases a major new exoplanet discovery

The space agency is holding a news conference Wednesday to announce a big new find of planets beyond our solar system but still in the same neighborhood of the Milky Way.<p><i>Update: The news has broken. Get the full story here.</i><p>Our cosmic neighborhood is starting to feel a little more crowded.<p>This week …

Exoplanets

Astronomers discover 60 new planets including ‘super Earth’

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The …

How much does light pollution hurt your stargazing? This timelapse video tells the tale

As anyone who’s ever tried to do a little stargazing in the middle of a major city knows, light pollution can make it a tough endeavor. Sure, stars …

Atom smasher may give birth to ‘Black Saturns’

If we ever make black holes on Earth, they might be much stranger objects than the star-swallowing monsters known to exist in space. According to a …

Scientists to uncover the mysteries of 'Dark Energy', and whether it even exists at all

Scientists might be about to uncover one of the universe's biggest mysteries.<p>A new experiment looks to use gravitational waves – tiny ripples in the …

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

Collision of two stars to create massive explosion that will be visible from Earth in 2022

A massive collision between two stars in 2022 will be visible to the naked eye, astronomers predict.<p>The stunning space event will cause a red nova - …

Universe