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3 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star could have life, water

Our science fiction dreams of Martians may never come true, but three earth-like planets discovered orbiting a nearby star have potential life and water, astronomers announced Monday.<p>The sizes and temperatures of these worlds are similar to those of Earth and Venus, and hold the best promise yet …

Space Exploration

Hubble telescope captures sharpest image yet of mysterious red rectangle

A striking new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope delivers a deep look into a mysterious cosmic object called the Red Rectangle Nebula.<p>The Red Rectangle, so named because of its bizarre shape and striking color, is a nebula — a cosmic cloud of gas and particles. In this case, the nebula …

A Dozen Black Holes Are Mysteriously Spewing Energy In the Same Direction

Something strange is going on in a distant corner of our universe. About a dozen supermassive black holes are all shooting enormous jets of energy in …

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Physicists grapple with the multiverse

In the early 1980s, physicists came up with “inflationary universe theory” in an effort to understand some peculiar features of the initial state at …

Nearby Supernova Explosions May Have Affected Human Evolution

The closest supernovas to Earth may have blasted the planet with enough radiation to influence human evolution, researchers say.<p>Supernovas are the …

The dwarf planet Ceres may have a huge ocean that could support life

You can add dwarf planet Ceres to the list of planets and moons in our own solar system backyard that might be harboring some.<p>Scientists have detected ice on the planet's surface, which could mean Ceres is hiding an ocean below its frozen crust.<p>Where There's Water, There Might Be Life<p>When NASA's …

Earth - The largest thing in the universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold.<p>The astronomers were measuring the microwave radiation that bathes the entire universe, a glowing relic of …

Universe

The Milky Way’s Most Recent Supernova Was Hidden… Until Now!

1604 is the last time a human saw one with their naked eyes, but that wasn’t the most recent one at all.<p><i>“When a star goes supernova, the explosion</i> …

Mars Opportunity Rover Captures Image of Dust Devil Whirling Behind Its Back

NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) sometimes capture fantastic images of Mars while they're exploring the planet on other missions. According to …

Mars Rover

Saturn is absolutely gorgeous in this photo from NASA's Cassini probe

Saturn, the jewel of our solar system, reigns supreme in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also captured the planet's stunning rings and the tiny moon Dione.<p>Typically, images of Saturn snapped by Cassini are oriented north up. But in this rarely seen image, which NASA …

Supersized black hole discovery forces universal rethink

Our universe could be riddled with monster black holes, new research has suggested.<p>The revelation comes after a black hole with a mass of 17bn suns was found in a large, virtually isolated galaxy 200m light years away.<p>Black holes are referred to as “supermassive” if they have masses of millions or …

Universe

Green Comet Will Pass Near Earth—With a Twin

A rare double comet is buzzing by; here’s how to see it for yourself.<p>A rapidly brightening green comet is making a historically close encounter with Earth on Monday, March 21. And following right behind it like a tagalong sibling is a second, smaller comet.<p>The green comet, named 252P/LINEAR, is …

See a solar outburst get sucked back into the blazing sun

The sun is busy making stunning pyrotechnics. A NASA video gives us a close-up look at a particularly scenic eruption.<p>It's impossible to see the full fury of the sun with the naked eye from our human vantage point on Earth. That's why NASA has the Solar Dynamics Observatory up in orbit to keep tabs …

Astronomy

This Supermassive Black Hole Blasts 125 Million Miles-Per-Hour Winds

Quasar winds are crucial to galaxy formation, scientists say<p>At the heart of just about every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole—some of which are actively devouring "torn-apart stars, dust, rocks, planets, and anything that gets too close," Jesse Rogerson, a PhD …

Astronomers Just Discovered a New Type of Galaxy Called 'Super Spirals'

And they're some of the biggest and brightest galaxies in the Universe.<p>Astronomers have found a new type of galaxy called 'super spirals' that are a …

Hubble Space Telescope Pinpoints 'Monster' Stars

Scientists now know a little more about a young star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula, within the Large Magellanic Cloud, approximately 170,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Specifically, they've identified nine "monster stars" as the Hubble Space Telescope's press release puts it, more than 100 times the …

Universe

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Astronomers Discover Colossal 'Super Spiral' Galaxies

A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own …