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The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars

Astronomers have finally observed something that was predicted but never seen: a stream of stars connecting the two Magellanic Clouds. In doing so, …

Universe

Sun's own light may be slowing its surface spin | Cosmos

<b>More than 20 years since mystified solar</b> physicistssaw the surface of the sun spinning slower than its insides, we might finally have an answer to …

2017 February 4 - Conjunction of Four

<b>Conjunction of Four</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Maxime Oudoux<p><b>Explanation:</b> On January 31, a waxing crescent Moon, brilliant Venus, and fainter Mars …

Astronomy

Our Supermassive Black Hole Could Be 'Supercharging' Stars' Magnetism

For a supermassive black hole that's so close to us, we still have a lot to learn about Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the singularity in the center of the …

Universe

What Was Our Universe Like Before the Big Bang?

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists deal with the biggest questions, like “Why are we here?” “When did the universe begin?” and “How?” Another …

Comments of the Week #145: from identical snowflakes to science and God

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, …

Extinction

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Literature

Visit Futuroscope - The First Theme Park Created In France.

<b>The future is near - oh wait, no, it's here already!</b><p>Whether we want it or not, the future can never be reached. Period. The present is the future of yesterday and the past is not even in that competition. So, what is it that we consider the future? Is it tomorrow, ten years from now, or a century …

15 Travel-friendly Headphones That Will Make Any Trip More Enjoyable

A good pair of headphones should be at the top of your list of travel essentials.<p>Whether you're hoping to listen to that album you’ve been meaning to …

Consumer Tech

Deepak Chopra: The Dawn Of A Human Universe

An excerpt from Deepak Chopra’s new book <i>You Are The Universe</i><p>There is a photograph of Albert Einstein standing beside the most famous man in the …

Physics

Absolutely Every Bit of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have arrived at what they believe to be the most accurate measure yet of the mass of the Milky Way: about 4.8 x 1011 times the mass of the sun, or “solar masses,” to use a standard unit of mass in astronomy.<p>This comes to about 9.5 x 1041 kilograms — that is, 95 followed by 40 zeros. The …

Universe