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How a musical rhythm keeps 7 planets in orbit

To understand how seven tightly-packed Earth-sized planets orbit around their star (Trappist-1) without colliding or falling into space, scientists …

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

Three new sub-species of snow leopard discovered

A recent research paper in the <i>Journal of Heredity</i> reveals that there are three sub-species of snow leopard. Until now, researchers had assumed this …

The Netflix Model Could Help Fight Cancer

It starts with unlocking the hidden patterns found in cancer genetics data.<p><b>By Elana Fertig, Johns Hopkins University</b><p>Two years ago, former President …

Astronomers discover a rare star full of calcium, but no clear origin

Weird.<p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, the first human-documented supernova was observed by ancient Chinese astronomers, who witnessed a bright "guest star" …

SOFIA Confirms Nearby Planetary System is Similar to Our Own

NASA’s flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, recently completed a detailed study of a nearby planetary …

Do Wormholes Hold the Answers of Transporting to Another Universe?

Wormholes are instances of curved and warped spacetime that have two mouths connected at their throats. They were originally thought to be static and …

Wormholes

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Truly is Empty

It’s official: The abyss between Saturn and its rings is empty. After Cassini’s first dive through on April 26, scientists confirmed that there is …

Make Mars Livable with Asteroids: Researchers Propose Terraforming Plan

A research team has devised a plan to make a portion of Mars more Earth-like by slamming an asteroid into it.<p>This Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT) …

70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Egg Fossils Have Been Discovered in China

An ancient nest hidden since the late Cretaceous period.<p>Ancient dinosaur egg fossils thought to be some 70 million years old have been discovered at …

Earth was hit with a devastating comet strike around 11,000 BC, ancient stone carvings reveal

The stone carvings were found in Turkey's Göbekli Tepe.<p>Ancient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", …

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Universe

Huge exoplanet with the density of styrofoam discovered

If the Stay Puft marshmallow man from <i>Ghostbusters</i> were a planet, it would probably be the newly discovered super gas giant, KELT 11b. The highly …

Universe

NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth that's as big as a super-tall skyscraper

Astronomers on Wednesday night will be keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that's zooming past Earth.<p>Telescopes like the Arecibo Observatory — a huge radio dish built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole — have already started filming the tumbling space rock, called 2014 JO25. They are pinging the …

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so …

Astronomy

New Planet Discovered: Alien 'Super-Jupiter' Orbits A Cool Star

Astronomers have found an alien planet that is nearly three times the size of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>With its massive size, …

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Move over, Pluto, DeeDee is the new (potential) dwarf planet in town

More exciting news about cold, dead rocks<p>All dwarf planets are equal, but some dwarf planets are more equal than others. Such is the case for Pluto, the world’s most beloved and most opined celestial body. You can keep feeling sorry for the icy planet if you want—or you could celebrate its growing …

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

"Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size," NASA …

Astronomy

Astronomers Discover Massive Galaxy Found Dead, But What Killed it?

A massive galaxy (ZF-COSMOS-20115) that once had three times as many stars as the Milky Way has recently been discovered by astronomers. Experts say …

Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Genius<p>Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity.<p>For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap.<p>After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the first-ever image of …

Black Holes

These Five Volcanoes Are the Deadliest and Most Dangerous in the World

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>An eruption of Mount Etna recently caught out some BBC …

Breathtaking space film on Cassini's final months exploring Saturn

NASA's JPL is counting down the days to the scheduled end of Cassini's mission in September. Erik Wernquist created this awe-inspiring overview of …

Spray-On Skin: 'Miracle' Stem Cell Treatment Heals Burns Without Scarring

Tech & Science Stem Cells<p>Pennsylvania state trooper Matt Uram was talking with his wife at a July Fourth party in 2009 when a misjudged spray of …

A hunter in Montana accidentally discovered this prehistoric sea monster

Seven years after an elk hunter accidentally stumbled on a fossil in Montana's Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the new species he found …

Cassini gets close-up view of Saturn moon Atlas

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's moon, Atlas, were taken on April 12, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach …

Mysterious radio signal traced to dwarf galaxy light-years away

(CNN)A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away.<p>Almost a …

Universe