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An Ultra-Powerful Flare Erupted From Our Nearest Neighbor Star

Proxima Centauri momentarily lit up in the night sky, which could spell doom for its "habitable" planet.<p>Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun, recently burst forth with one of the most powerful flares ever seen for a star its size. The small red dwarf is generally invisible to the human …

Astronomy

Hubble Telescope Discovers a Light-Bending 'Einstein Ring' in Space

The perfect circle surrounding a galaxy cluster in a new Hubble Space Telescope image is a visual indicator of the huge masses that are bending time …

How to Maintain Your Fly Fishing Gear

<i>Written by Colton Orbaker - Twig 'N' Timber Outdoors</i><p>Despite popular belief, <b>fly fishing</b> gear is rugged and should well outlive the anglers that use …

8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

Water on The Moon Has a Surprising Quality, According to This New Study

And there's so much of it!<p>Recently, scientists discovered that there is an enormous quantity of water on the Moon, hiding beneath the surface.<p>Since …

Review: Blue Fox Lures

The Blue Fox Lures come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of …

Florida fishing captain develops 'fish funk' after touching fish with open cut

TAMPA, Florida — A Florida fisherman is being treated at a Florida hospital for a skin infection, that has been nicknamed 'fish funk.'<p>Brian Morgan of …

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Catch Rainbow Trout

Hawkeye doing some boondoggin’. Photo: Tosh Brown.We love fly fishing for trout. However, targeting trout in Alaska is a bit different than targeting …

Fishing

10 Reasons You Need To Join The Angling Trust

<b>Are you a member of angling’s most important organisation? If not, there’s no time like the present to join</b> <b>Angling Trust & Fish Legal</b><b>, says Dom</b> …

Fishing

Tie Off to a Push-Pole or Stakeout Pole

In the shallows, a stakeout pole or push-pole makes the best anchor. This simple hitch holds without slipping yet releases easily with a tug on the …

8 Must-Have Fly Skills For Trout Success

From the Colorado to Maine, Wisconsin to Georgia, trout all behave the same way. How, when, and where they feed is highly predictable. Learning how …

What Would You See As You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are some of the most perplexing objects in the entire Universe. Objects so dense, where gravitation is so strong, that nothing, not even light, can ever escape from it. Many physical black holes have been identified, from stellar-mass scale ones in our own galaxy to supermassive ones at …

Black Holes

Hubble Identifies Abundance Of Brown Dwarfs With Water In Their Atmospheres In Orion Nebula

With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, a NASA team has discovered a patch of low-mass brown dwarf planets in the Orion Nebula with water in …

Mystery dark matter may be ordinary neutrons that have decayed

The humble neutron could be hiding a deep, dark secret. For 20 years, two experiments that measure the lifetime of a neutron have been at odds. Now …

360-degree video puts you at the center of the galaxy

A newly released 360-degree video lets you explore the Milky Way from the perspective of the supermassive black hole at its heart known as …

Has the 'Twisted' Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts Been Solved?

Our universe is flashing with random blasts of radio waves and, until now, their origin has been a complete mystery.<p>Called fast radio bursts, or …

What stars will hatch from the Tarantula Nebula? NASA's flying observatory seeks to find out

To have a full picture of the lives of massive stars, researchers need to study them in all stages – from when they're a mass of unformed gas and …

Cosmology

2018 January 14 - Three Galaxies and a Comet

<b>Three Galaxies and a Comet</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Diffuse starlight and dark …

Cosmology

How Did the Milky Way Get Its Bulge? Fast-Moving Stars May Hold Clues

Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy's central hub are zipping along at different speeds depending on how they are made, according to new …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Astronomers detect whirlpool movement in earliest galaxies

Astronomers looked back to a time only 800 million years after the Big Bang and found whirlpool shapes in small, very young galaxies.<p>At last week’s …

We may get the first-ever image of a black hole this year

The Event Horizon Telescope can be used to look directly at the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Within the next 12 months, it might be …

Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists

A family of four planets orbiting a distant star was discovered last April, with the help of citizen scientists around the world. In a new paper, …

Researchers Spot Massive Black Hole In Double 'Burp'

A giant black hole located at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years from Earth has been caught on camera letting out not one, but two massive "burps" of highly charged particles.<p>It is the first time astronomers have viewed the phenomenon twice in the same black hole.<p>Images released …

Black Holes

The Best Place to Camp in Each Western State

Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing, and …

A Rare and Stunning Sun Halo Appears Over a Mountain at a Ski Resort in Vemdalen, Sweden

A group of skiers at the Vemdalen Ski Resort in Jämtland County, Sweden were treated to the stunning sight of a crisp sun halo appearing over the …

Massive Stars Far Larger and More Common Than Expected—these 'Cosmic Engines' Could Rewrite Astrophysics

Massive stars many times larger than the sun are even bigger, and far more common, than previously believed. New research published in <i>Science</i> has …

2018 January 5 - Carina over Lake Ballard

<b>Carina over Lake Ballard</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> William Vrbasso<p><b>Explanation:</b> A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC …

Cosmology

The Universe is producing more massive stars than we thought

That means more supernovae, black holes, and a new model of star formation.<p>For fans of drama, the Universe can be a bit of a disappointment. Most of …

Universe

2018 January 4 - M1: The Incredible Expanding Crab

<b>M1: The Incredible Expanding Crab</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Detlef Hartmann<p><b>Explanation:</b> The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first on Charles …

Cosmology