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Hawking team updates soft hair theory to help solve black hole information paradox

(Phys.org)—Stephen Hawking, along with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger has updated his ideas regarding solving the black hole information …

Quantum Physics

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Watch NASA Deploy the First Inflatable Space Station Module

<b>Update:</b> <i>The BEAM has now been successfully expanded and pressurized. According to Mission Control, humans will enter the new module in about a …

NASA releases spellbinding details of Pluto’s surface (PHOTO, VIDEO)

New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) managed to obtain the pictures some 15,850 kilometers from Pluto's surface in July 2015.<p><i>“With a</i> …

NASA successfully puffs up its inflatable space habitat

Second time's the charm. Following a less-than-successful initial test run, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have successfully inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space Station. It took several hours (the team didn't want any movement that could destabilize the …

Scientist suggests possible link between primordial black holes and dark matter

Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An …

Dark Matter

Could Jupiter’s Moon Actually Harbor Alien Life? What You Need To Know

Every three and a half Earth days, the moon Europa rotates around Jupiter. It’s the sixth largest moon in the solar system, but what makes it unique is that it’s one of the smoothest objects in the solar system. No mountains jut from its surface, no canyons scar its face. It is a moon sheathed in …

Astronomy

Story of NASA's black female mathematicians gets made into a movie

Katherine Johnson received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her contribution to America's Space Race, and soon more people will know what she did to deserve it. An upcoming book and movie both entitled <i>Hidden Figures</i> tell the story of NASA's female African-American mathematicians back in …