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Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky

The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), directed by Juna Kollmeier of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will move forward …

Universe

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.<p>Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has become perhaps the most prolific purveyor of high-quality space porn in history. From its kaleidoscopic deep field shots, which contain multitudes of galaxies, to …

Universe

Researchers Discover Possible Clue to Identity of Dark Energy

The new study could change what we know about how the universe works.<p>Right after the Big Bang, the universe was very small. Now it's very big, and it's not exactly clear how we got from there to here. For some reason, the universe is expanding, and that expansion appears to be accelerating over …

How Quickly Are The Pillars Of Creation Being Destroyed?

The Eagle Nebula is a large, active, star-forming region located 7,000 light years away.<p>Near its heart, beside a massive collection of new stars, lie the Pillars of Creation.<p>Imaged in breathtaking detail in 1995, a 20-year follow-up was done, showcasing additional details, larger field-of-view, and …

Cosmology

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

University of California

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Andromeda Galaxy

Physicists Beat Yet Another Challenge To Dark Matter's Existence

One of the most important innovations in understanding the Universe and how it came to be the way we see it today is dark matter. This unseen, invisible form of mass helps hold the galaxies, groups and clusters in the Universe together, and enables us to form the great cosmic web of structure we …

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How Do We Colonize Mercury?

<i>Welcome back to the first in our series on Colonizing the Solar System! First up, we take a look at that hot, hellish place located closest to the</i> …

Astronomy

How Nasa's Juno Jupiter probe could be about to solve the solar system's biggest mystery of all

It is, say experts, the hardest thing Nasa has ever attempted. Little wonder, then, that the cheers of its jubilant scientists reverberated around the world, last week, as spacecraft Juno arrived in the Jovian system after an epic five year, 1.8 billion mile, journey.<p>‘Welcome to Jupiter,’ said …

How Juno Will Survive Its Death-Defying Mission to Jupiter

A spacecraft's journey to one of the most treacherous places in the solar system.<p>To the naked eye, Jupiter is a placid beacon, the brightest thing in the sky besides Venus and the moon. Seen through a telescope, it's a brightly banded world surrounded by a coterie of moons, some of which have water …

New Jupiter-like planet is largest yet discovered orbiting two stars

Spotted using data from the Kepler space telescope, the gas giant, dubbed Kepler-1647b, has one of the longest orbits recorded for a transiting planet<p>A gas giant 3,700 light years away is the largest planet yet to be found orbiting two stars, scientists have revealed.<p>Dubbed Kepler-1647b, the …

Astronomy

Scientists Just Successfully Measured Movement Smaller Than an Atom in Space

Time to find more gravitational waves!<p>Scientists working with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder – an experimental spacecraft …

Physics

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Earth May Wear An Invisible Fur Coat Made Of Dark Matter

Mysterious substance may form hairs that are hundreds of thousands of miles long<p>Regular matter--the stuff that makes up everything humans have ever seen or felt--makes up just 5 percent of the universe. The rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.<p>Although we’ve never detected dark matter, …

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Milky Way has 3 more satellite galaxies

At least! Six other objects could be either dwarf galaxies or globular clusters. These humble Milky Way satellites are a key to the dark matter …