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Strange 'rogue planet' travels through space alone

<b>(CNN) —</b> A strange 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The "rogue," as it's referred to by researchers, is producing an unexplained glowing aurora and travels through space alone, without a parent star.<p>The …

Universe

Astrophysicist claims time travel could be possible – but with one catch

<b>Time travel has been the holy grail of science for centuries but it could finally be within our grasp.</b><p>There is just one problem, we might not be able …

This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears

Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. …

South Dakota

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

Astronomers Might Have Finally Taken the First Image of a Black Hole

The Point Where Nothing Escapes<p>Finally, scientists have captured an image of a black hole…sort of. The subject of the picture isn’t a black hole per …

Introducing The Universe's Most Epic Object: The Blazar

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Supermassive black hole set a record for longest lunch ever

The feeding frenzy enriches our understanding of the universe.<p>When a black hole eats a nearby star, the resulting X-rays typically fade within a year or so. That's why astronomers are excited about a giant black hole that's been shedding telltale radiation for close to 10 years.<p>Dubbed XJ1500+0154, …

Black Holes

Have we finally spotted an intermediate-mass black hole?

Previously undetected, these black holes could be the seeds of supermassive ones.<p>A team of researchers has turned up evidence for an …

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …