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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Photographed from Space by Orbiter

Trundling along the rocky terrain of lower Mount Sharp, the lonely Curiosity rover was recently photographed from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

It’s all relative — why scientists understand time in a completely different way.

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation — unlearning everything …

The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?

For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in …

NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This view of the two moons of Mars comes from a set of images taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity as the larger moon, Phobos, passed in front of the …

2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An Amateur

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Andrew Walls.</i><p>Well if you just want to see good looking space stuff. Check out the …

Can Energy be Drained From Black Holes?

In 1971, it was predicted that light waves bouncing off a rotating black can gain energy by siphoning a part of the black hole’s energy, an effect …

Physicists Have Figured Out Where The Sun's Plasma Jets Come From

Things are heating up.<p>After over a century of observations and several theories, scientists may have finally nailed the origin of the high-speed …

The Fate Of The Universe: Big Rip, Heat Death Or Cosmic Consciousness?

By piecing together an increasing number of clues, cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe …

How Long Would A Fidget Spinner Spin In Space?

Like most parents of young children, I’ve been forcibly made aware of the “fidget spinner” fad. Despite FiveThirtyEight declaring them “over,” my kids brought home two new ones from a birthday party on Saturday, adding to three others that we currently own, plus a couple more that were lost at …

SpaceX to Launch 1st Satellite for Bulgaria (on a Used Rocket!) Monday

<b>Update for 10:30 p.m. ET:</b> SpaceX has delayed the Falcon 9 rocket launch of BulgariaSat-1 to no earlier than June 23 to allow time to replace a …

Hired in 1958 as a 'computer,' Sue Finley talks about her long career at JPL

Sue Finley, 80, has worked at<p>NASA’sJet Propulsion Laboratoryin La Cañada Flintridge for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a “computer,” an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft trajectories, by hand. She has worked on a number of projects …

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers’ Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

2017 March 12 - At the Heart of Orion

<b>At the Heart of Orion</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC 2017<p><b>Explanation:</b> Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart …

Cosmology

ISS 2.0: Why the next space station could orbit the moon

The International Spacecraft Working Group met to discuss possible designs for humanity's next outpost in space.<p>March 11, 2017 —Dominating the night …

The edge-on galaxy NGC 1055

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How Can We Tell When Something Hits The Moon?

How can we tell when something hits the moon if we can’t hear it?<p>Sound notoriously is poorly transmitted in space; it’s a pressure wave, and there’s just not enough material floating around in space in order for that pressure to survive any distance in space. So anything that happens outside the …

Ask Ethan: What surprises might NASA’s future space telescopes discover?

With James Webb and WFIRST launching soon, the Universe can expect a revolution. But what will it look like?<p><i>“For the first time we can learn about</i> …

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Brand New Maths Could Finally Explain How Disturbances Propagate Through Space-Time

There's a disturbance in the force.<p>The Universe as we know it is made up of a continuum of space and time - a space-time fabric that's curved by …

Astronomers discover 60 new planets including ‘super Earth’

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The …

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles

The Phoenix cluster is an enormous accumulation of about 1,000 galaxies, located 5.7 billion light years from Earth. At its center lies a massive …

The Views of Jupiter You Won't Find in a Textbook

NASA spacecraft Juno is providing a fresh look at the gas giant since settling into its orbit last summer.<p>Imagine Jupiter as it’s usually depicted: a bulbous marble, with alternating bands of reds, oranges, yellows, and creams, a few wisps of blue and green, and that unmistakable round spot just …

Astronomy

Surprise! LIGO Can Also Make Gravitational Waves

We can produce gravitational waves now.<p>It's been almost a year now since the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the …

Scientists can’t seem to figure out how ancient Mars got so warm

NASA’s Curiosity rover shoots down a big theory explaining how liquid lakes and rivers flowed on the Red Planet<p>After four and a half years of exploring Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has made a new discovery that only deepens a long-standing mystery about the Red Planet — namely, how the world used …

SpaceX to Hit Fastest Launch Pace with New Florida Site

Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company's president told Reuters on Monday.<p>The ambitious plan …

Milky Way being pushed through space by cosmic dead zone, say scientists

It is known that our galaxy is being pulled through space, but cosmologists suspected it was being pushed as well – and new research might confirm it<p>The Milky Way is being “pushed” through space by a cosmic dead zone that lurks half a billion light years from Earth, researchers claim.<p>Located on the …

Hubble Spies NGC 4861: A Distant Wolf-Rayet Galaxy That Defies Classification

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici — Latin for “hunting dogs” — lies a galaxy that defies …