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Rahul used to “slap” Pratyusha in public as well as in parties: Friends

In a new twist to the case of alleged suicide of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her friends claimed her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh "cheated on her" …

Guess what? The oceans could completely evaporate into space

From time to time, we get a brief glimpse into Earth’s future — a massive glacier melts away, or a super storm floods a city we’ve always thought of …

Black hole near Earth 'burps' gas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have long been known for "destroying" matter, with scientists usually referring to them as "eating" gas and stars. This reputation may be about to change.<p>Astronomers noticed two gigantic waves of gas being "burped" by the massive black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small …

See the entire universe captured in just one image

Using NASA images and logarithmic maps that wrangle huge expanses of space into manageable size, a South American artist has created a glorious image of the entire universe.<p>Pablo Carlos Budassi came up with the idea while decorating hexaflexagons (strips of paper folded into six-sided figures) for …

Universe

NASA Uses NuStar's X-Ray Vision To Peer Into The Andromeda Galaxy

NASA used the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) to obtain the best X-ray observations yet of a section of the Andromeda galaxy, the …

Why are we made of matter and not antimatter?

The laws of physics appear to be symmetric between matter and antimatter. But the Universe tells a different story.<p><i>“If you see an antimatter version</i> …

Scientists Figured Out a Way to 'See' a Black Hole with Just a Backyard Telescope

Black holes are some of the most powerful but difficult to comprehend objects in the universe, operating mysteriously and practically invisibly out …

Why cosmic inflation’s last great prediction may fail (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

<i>“The paradigm of physics — with its interplay of data, theory and prediction — is the most powerful in science.” –</i>Geoffrey WestCosmic inflation, our …

Physics

Worldwide Telescope Network Will Take Best-Ever Images of Black Holes

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Get ready for your close-up, black holes: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which will take some of the best images of black holes …

Black Holes

Black Holes Set the Clock for Life on Earth

There is a chance – just a chance – that if black holes rule the universe, they could have "switched on" habitable planets, such as Earth, allowing …

Universe

Gas cloud in deep space may harbor bits of the first-ever generation of stars

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A cloud of gas in deep space may have been sprinkled with the remnants of the first generation of stars to ever exist, new research …

What Kind of Technology Could Dark Matter Research Lead To?

Beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota, scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility are using a device called a Large Underground Xenon …

Mysterious Super-Massive Black Hole Leaves Astronomers Baffled By Its Lack Of Stars

Astronomers have detected a galaxy containing two super-massive black holes with astonishingly different properties. One super-massive black hole is …

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

It's time for a little perspective.<p>We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter …

Amazing

How Much Light Is in the Universe?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Photons

'Green Pea' Galaxies May Have Reheated the Universe After Cosmic Dark Age

Swiss scientists may have found the answer to a troubling mystery about the early evolution of our universe. After the Big Bang, the universe cooled …

Most of the universe is missing — here are 5 ambitious experiments that might find the rest

The other 85% of matter is missing. Scientists call this invisible stuff "dark matter" because we can't see it and, so far, no one has directly detected it.<p>We know dark matter exists only because all the matter that we actually can see can't explain the motion of stars and galaxies in the universe. …

Dark Matter

Green pea galaxy may explain a mystery of the universe

There are many mysteries about the universe around us and what exactly causes some of the phenomena that scientists have been studying for decades. …

Crash Course Astronomy: The death of the Universe.

I’ll be honest with you, folks: I’ve been anticipating this moment with some trepidation.<p>I’ve always been fascinated with big explosions, doomsday …

A Musician Made a Map of the Entire Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi details the difficulties of fitting the entire universe into one field of view.<p>Behold, the entire known universe in one field of view. This map, created by musician Pablo Carlos Budassi, has been circulating the internet for the past week and a half, and blowing quite a few …

Extreme turbulence roiling 'most luminous galaxy' in the universe

The most luminous galaxy in the Universe - a so-called obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away - is so violently turbulent that it may …

New Photo Shows 2 Galaxies Colliding

The Hubble space telescope has picked up this stunning images of two galaxies colliding and becoming one single cluster of stars.<p>According to NASA, …

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

It’s possible that there is a “mirror universe” where time moves backwards, say scientists

Although we experience time in one direction—we all get older, we have records of the past but not the future—there’s nothing in the laws of physics that insists time must move forward.<p>In trying to solve the puzzle of why time moves in a certain direction, many physicists have settled on entropy, …

Physics

Light from Ancient Galaxies Illuminates 40-Year Mystery of Early Universe

Early galaxies are shining light on a decades-old mystery, helping to determine the size and composition of the gas clouds responsible for forming …

Hypernova: New study shows how turbulence blows up a star.

In the final seconds of a massive star’s life, a <i>lot</i> happens all at once. But the outcome is inevitable: <b>BOOM</b>.<p>Just how big a boom depends on the …

Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves About The Big Bang, Dark Matter And More?

Richard Feynman once said of the scientific process, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” The idea that scientists might be fooling themselves (whether out of ignorance or in order to preserve their jobs) is a common accusation made by …

Dark Matter