Sebastian Pierce

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Nothing escapes from a black hole, and now astronomers have proof

The event horizon is real, and we know it without even needing to see it directly.<p><i>“Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see.” -</i>Sam Neill, Event …

Colonizing Mars could spark new kind of super human species

The human species has significantly evolved during the last two centuries. Our population on Earth has exploded from about one billion to over seven billion people. And we've even changed physically as more humans are taller now than ever before.<p>But despite all of the natural changes the human …

How do we know the universe is flat? Discovering the topology of the universe

Whenever we talk about the expanding universe, everyone wants to know how this is going to end. Sure, they say, the fact that most of the galaxies we …

Astrophysics

Why Are So Many People Applying to Be Astronauts?

NASA received more than 18,300 applications for its newest class, three times more than its last round of hiring.<p>More American workers than ever seem to want the world’s longest commute.<p>NASA announced Wednesday its newest class of astronauts, five women and seven men, ranging in age from 29 to 42. …

Chris Hadfield

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they’ve witnessed the subtle bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity and used that distortion to measure a star’s mass.<p>The findings, …

Albert Einstein

How Close Would a Supernova Have to Be to Kill Us All?

New research suggests that exploding stars may still be deadly twice as far away as previously thought.<p>If you're looking for the deadliest explosion in the universe, a supernova is a good place to start. A supernova can form an incredibly beautiful nebula, but the intense radiation emitted by these …

Astrophysics

Elon Musk’s new video of his underground tunnel project will make you nauseous

‘Warning, this may cause motion sickness or seizures’<p>Elon Musk, a man of means by no means, released a batch of new images and videos from his latest high-concept tunnel venture, The Boring Company. But before you click play, grab your Dramamine because this may make you a little queasy.<p>This video …