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NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

Earth just got a new next-door neighbor<p>Astronomers have found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet, known as HD 219134b, orbits a star just 21 light years away, and NASA is calling a "potential gold mine of science data."<p>The planet is …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

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Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for …

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always …

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

Astronomers Are Mystified By This Rare, Flickering Jet of Matter From A Black Hole

Black holes are mostly known for gobbling up everything that gets near them, including light.<p>But there are also jets of matter rushing away from many black holes — like cosmic fire hoses.<p>Two years ago, the MAGIC telescope, located in the Canary Islands, happened to catch a black hole jet doing …

Black Holes

Here's The 'Shocking' New Evidence That Black Holes Don't Exist

Don't tell "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan this, but black holes don't exist, according to a scientific paper published earlier this year.<p>Black holes are some of the most extreme environments in space ever conceived by science and are also one of the most gripping visual effects in …

Are We Alone In The Universe?

Artist's impression of a black hole.<p>With new blockbuster movie <i>Interstellar</i> now in cinemas, there's a flurry of interest in black holes and wormholes. …

Deeper Than Quantum Mechanics—David Deutsch’s New Theory of Reality

One of the world’s leading theorists has a new theory of everything. Its first result: a description of classical and quantum information linking …

The Science of 'Interstellar' Explained (Infographic)

<b>Warning: SPOILER ALERT!</b> This infographic contains details about the new space film "Interstellar."<p>The film "Interstellar" relies on real science for …

Dark matter: Devourer of stars

Dark matter may be responsible for the absence of certain neutron stars.<p>A type of star that I hold dear is the pulsar (a type of neutron star). Not …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

Author: Marcus Woo. Marcus Woo Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.05.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at …

Quantum Physics

"Higgs Boson" Points to an Undiscovered Force of Nature (Today's Most Popular)

The research team has scrutinized the existing scientific data from CERN about the newfound particle and published their analysis in the journal …