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Our galaxy's colossal black hole may have huge hidden siblings

Astronomers have long believed that a huge black hole lies at the center of most large galaxies, including our own Milky Way.<p>Now the results of a large-scale cosmological simulation are in, and they suggest that galaxies like ours commonly host several of these supermassive black holes (SMBHs) — …

Universe

Fear as Giant Crack Cuts Across Farms in Kenya

Fear as Giant Crack Cuts Across Farms in KenyaAt least 16 families in Nakuru County's Naivasha town have moved to safety after some of their crops …

Mass extinction event triggered dinosaur expansion 232 million years ago

This illustration shows theropods engaged in scrape ceremony display activity, based on trace fossil evidence from Colorado. Experts who discovered …

Computer Model Offers New Insights Into Yellowstone’s Dreaded Supervolcano

With its rushing rivers, sprawling canyons, and lush forests, Yellowstone National Park is an absolute treasure, but buried deep beneath its …

Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet'

Diamonds found in a meteorite that exploded over the Nubian desert in Sudan a decade ago were formed deep inside a “lost planet” that once circled the sun in the early solar system, scientists say.<p>Microscopic analyses of the meteorite’s tiny diamonds revealed they contain compounds that are …

Earth Science

This Is the Farthest Star Humans Have Ever Seen

The discovery could help astronomers better understand the evolution of the universe.<p>A bright blue giant nicknamed Icarus is now the farthest star humans have ever seen.<p>The supergiant star (officially named MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1) lives more than halfway across the observable universe. It's …

Universe

'Penguin guarding its egg': Hubble captures distant colliding galaxies in a breathtaking cosmic shot

The interacting pair of galaxies is located some 23 million light years away, which is roughly 10 times farther away than the Andromeda galaxy.<p>Nasa …

Physicists Spot Evidence of 'Odderon' First Predicted in the 1970s

Scientists have uncovered some preliminary evidence for a nuclear physics effect first predicted back in the 1970s. The physics universe you’re about …

Physics

This Giant Cluster of Galaxies is the Best Light Show in the Universe

We put a sub-cluster in your sub-cluster.<p>What seems like one unified gathering of bright white stars and radiant spiral galaxies against the pitch …

Universe

Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

<i>Miguel Claro is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …

Researchers discover a blazar-like narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy

Researchers have identified a new blazar-like narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy that emits gamma-ray radiation. The new galaxy, designated SDSS …

The Youngest Galaxies in the Universe Spin Like the Mature Milky Way

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years and found very early galaxies that exhibit a steady swirling motion, very similar to the spin of …

Saturn's moon Titan may have Earth-like 'sea level'

Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought: New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet.<p>Earlier observations have shown that Titan has a dense, Earth-like atmosphere, as well as stable liquids on its surface — although …

Study shows first evidence of winds outside black holes throughout their mealtimes

New research shows the first evidence of strong winds around black holes throughout bright outburst events when a black hole rapidly consumes mass.

Massive dust storms are robbing Mars of its water

Mars was once lush with water. A new analysis of Martian climate data shows a mechanism that might have helped dehydrate the planet.

Hubble Telescope finds substellar objects in Orion Nebula

Yes, the Orion Nebula is a star factory, but a new deep survey has revealed 17 brown dwarf companions to red dwarf stars, a brown dwarf pair, a brown …

Black hole spin cranks-up radio volume

Statistical analysis of supermassive black holes suggests that the spin of the black hole may play a role in the generation of powerful high-speed …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Geology

Schumacher's 2001 F1 car just sold for $7,504,000

Records were broken this week. A Leonardo da Vinci painting sold for more than $450 million, breaking the world record for the most expensive work of …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: The 755-HP Front-Engined Vette To End All Front-Engined Vettes – Official Photos and Info

The Political Economy of Fascism

For all of the millions of words written about the fascist danger posed by Donald Trump, there are very few devoted to an actual analysis of fascist …

The Rich in the U.S. Just Keep On Getting Richer: Time to Party!?

In September, 2016, Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize winning economist and columnist for the New York Times, declared that:<p>“We expected good news; but …

Here's Why Planets With Loads of Water Don't Stay Wet For Long

Uh oh.<p>When hunting for potentially habitable exoplanets, one of the most important things astronomers look for is whether or not exoplanet candidates …

The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind, But Congress Keeps Giving Them More

Photo by The U.S. Army | CC by 2.0<p>Everyone hates government waste. President Trump believes it is “our moral duty to the taxpayer” to “make our …

One of The Sun's Most Perplexing Mysteries May Finally Be Solved

The Sun isn't as hot as you think.<p>It takes a little over 8 minutes for sunlight to journey across the chasm of space to Earth, but it took scientists …

Ariane 6 Could Use Reusable Prometheus Engine, Designer Says

LES MUREAUX, France and WASHINGTON — Europe's upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, …

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground<p>Some of us don’t …