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Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was found in southwestern Egypt in 1996. It was hardly more than a pebble, just 1.3 inches (3.5 centimeters) wide at its widest and a smidge over an ounce …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems …

Mathematics

27 things I wish I knew when I started programming

I wish I knew a ton of stuff when I started to learn to program, but here are 27 things that come to mind.<p>I put the most important things at numbers …

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

Nobody knows where a black hole’s information goes

Is it conserved? Destroyed? Radiated away? 40+ years on, we still don’t have answers.<p><i>This article was contributed by</i> <i>Sabine Hossenfelder</i><i>. Sabine is a</i> …

Physics

Do Dark Matter And Dark Energy Affect Ordinary Atoms?

A colleague in the Psychology department emailed me a week or so ago asking this question, but I got distracted by other stuff and forgot to reply. He reminded me of it yesterday, and while I answered him in person, it’s a question worth a penitent blog post. Thus, this.<p>So, the question at hand is …

6 images that show how violent and destructive the universe can be

Supermassive black holes spin through space, stretching any hopeless matter that spirals too close into spaghetti-like strands.<p>Giant stars collapse beneath their gravity, bursting apart in fierce supernova explosions that illuminate galaxies.<p>Stellar corpses called neutron stars, leftover from these …

ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

Are we alone in the universe?<p>An international group of astronomers has detected an interesting radio signal spike, one that could possibly be of alien origin, from a star system located 95 light-years away.<p>Scientists who search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe, a field known as …

SETI team investigating mysterious signal from star 94 light-years away

A powerful signal has been spotted coming from the vicinity of a sunlike star, and now astronomers are trying to figure out what it means.<p>In May 2015, researchers using a radio telescope in Russia detected a candidate SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) signal that seems to originate …

SETI detects mysterious signal from vicinity of sunlike star

A radio telescope has picked up a powerful signal from HD 164595, a star system about 94 light-years from our solar system.<p>A powerful signal has been …

Mystery X-Ray Signal Probably Not Dark Matter After All

Just some nefarious sulfur ions, it turns out.<p>A couple of years ago, astronomers took note of a curious x-ray signal in data from both NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Observatory. First, it was seen in observations of the Perseus galaxy gathered by both …

An MIT astrophysicist explains what we’d see on a trip to Earth-like planet Proxima b

Since at least the time of the Greek philosophers, humans have speculated about the existence of other worlds. Today we know our night sky is literally teeming with exoplanets—planets that orbit the stars outside our solar system. And it was with great excitement that the world greeted the …

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NASA’s Chandra Observatory Likely Discovers Slowest-Ever Pulsar

Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other similar facilities to discover a new rotating neutron star, which is claimed to be …

A tale of two black holes

What can the surprisingly huge mass of the black holes detected by LIGO tell us about dark matter and the early universe? The historic detection of …

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What 63 newfound quasars might tell us about the early universe

A batch of newly discovered quasars, among the most distant objects in our universe, could yield new insights about the little-understood era of …

Universe

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A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

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NASA just captured an incredible look at a black hole eating a star

When a star drifts too close to a black hole, it meets a grisly fate. The black hole stretches out the star and eventually swallows it up. The violent feeding frenzy is called a "stellar tidal disruption," according to NASA. The event generates a massive amount of energy and huge flares of …

Daring Chinese telescope is poised to transform astronomy

Construction of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is complete, but debugging has only just begun.<p>Set in a remote …

Mystery radio bursts may be pulsars bumping into asteroids

It’s a case of pulsar ping-pong. Repeating radio bursts from space may be the result of pulsars colliding with asteroids in faraway stellar …

New Information Adds to Understanding of Black Holes

The human eye is unable to see black holes in space. But telescopes with special tools can help find black holes by seeing how they affect nearby …

Revealing the unseen Universe

Altmetric: 54<p>More detail<p>Outlook<p>Mark Zastrow<p>Astronomical instrumentation<br>• Cosmology<br>• Particle physics<p>Astronomy is entering an era in which gravitational …

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'

At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. …

Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door

Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary …

9-year-old college student wants to become an astrophysicist

William Maillis is like any other nine year old boy -- he likes video games, knock-knock jokes and hanging out with his friends.<p>But, as PEOPLE reports, he is also one of the youngest people to ever attend college.<p>The child from Penn Township, Pennsylvania graduated from high school in May, and he …