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NASA's Cassini spacecraft beams back breathtaking image of a Saturnian dawn

NASAs <b>Cassini spacecraft</b> has beamed back a stunning image that shows a sliver of Saturns sunlit atmosphere with its icy rings stretched across the …

Rare 'bright nights' mystery solved by Canadian scientists

It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, …

Astronomy

A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth's history

Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago.<p>To unravel this incredible history, …

Earth Science

NASA Wants To Probe Uranus (And Possibly Neptune) For The First Time

Uranus and Neptune have unusual magnetic fields, and neither planet has yet been directly probed, which is strange because the research I’ve read on public bathroom walls said Uranus has undoubtedly been probed. Anyhoo, NASA is gearing up to probe Uranus and possibly Neptune, two planets which seem …

Astronomy

Astronomers solved the 22-year-long mystery behind the coldest place in the universe

The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place in the universe. But why this regions of space is colder than space itself has remained a mystery — until now.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

First quantum signal sent from satellite to Earth

The first entangled pair of photons has been sent from an orbiting satellite to Earth, scientists reported today. It's a step toward sending quantum …

10 Amazing Facts About Black Holes

Imagine matter packed so densely that nothing can escape. Not a moon, not a planet and not even light. That’s what black holes are — a spot where …

Black Holes

A Glitch Nearly Killed NASA's Curiosity Rover After 6 Months on Mars

The Mars rover Curiosity's groundbreaking mission came within an hour of ending just six months after touchdown, according to a report that aired …

This stunning image of Jupiter from NASA's Juno spacecraft is simply out of this world — except it's not

The filagree of atmospheric patterns at Jupiter's south pole bears an eerie resemblance to a phenomenon here on Earth When I spotted this image of …

Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived several …

Microsoft HoloLens inventor declares 'the phone is already dead'

“The phone is already dead,” says Microsoft’s Alex Kipman. “People just haven’t realized.” Kipman predicts a future dominated by hybrid devices capable of augmenting the world around us, similar to his creation, the HoloLens.<p>It’s a provocative statement, but it lacks substance in the near-term.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

Gravitational Waves Could Be The Key to Discovering Extra Dimensions in Our Universe

"Gravitational waves can walk along any dimension."<p>If we want to find extra dimensions lurking within our Universe - something that string theory …

Physics

'Guardians of the Galaxy' team says why it used Red's 8K camera

When director James Gunn revealed that <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> would be the first movie shot with Red's 8K Weapon camera, he triggered a bit of speculation: what prompted the move beyond the incredibly high resolution? You might have a better answer today. Red has posted a behind-the-scenes …

Cinematography

Stranger Things series two will be 'a lot more dark', say cast members

It's no coincidence that series two of Stranger Things will arrive on Netflix at Halloween. According to the show's stars, the new series will be a lot scarier.<p>“I think this season will be a lot more dark, a lot more horror-oriented,” said Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike. “I think people are going to …

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

Comments of the Week #158: from event horizons to time travel

“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp …

Read up on solar eclipses before this year’s big event

In August, the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century. Over the course of an hour and a half, …

Astronomy

These are the first real-color images of Saturn’s polar vortex

NASA has their rich media library available to the public, and they made it easier than ever for the users to access and search. Sophia Nasr, an …

This Milky Way ‘FlightLapse’ Was Shot by an Airline Pilot

Here’s a gorgeous nighttime timelapse shot from a different perspective: this “FlightLapse” was captured from the cockpit of a Swiss airliner during …

Airlines

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.<p>Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

Cosmology

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Monstrously Expensive To Produce

When Samsung announced the S6 and S6 Edge a while ago a lot of us were surprised that the company didn’t push the Edge model more. But the reality was that this device was more complicated to build and generated less profit for the firm than its “flat” S6 varient. Now Samsung has got rid of the …

James Gunn Returns to Write and Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3'

The filmmaker made the announcement on Facebook<p>James Gunn will return to write and direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ for Marvel Studios, The …

Comics

Voyager 1 Is Getting Closer to Earth—Temporarily

Distance is relative for the interstellar probe.<p>Voyager 1 is the farthest manmade object from the Earth. But right now, it's getting a little closer. Let Tom Scott explain as he catches up with the probe NASA sent out in 1977.<p>The Earth's rotation and Voyager's trajectory match up annually, bringing …

6 awesome places in Michigan you’ve probably never heard of

IT’S EASY TO THINK of Michigan as just another “Midwestern” state, but dig a little deeper and it’s clearly anything but. For starters, it has the …

We May Be Able to Build a Rocket That Can Go 99.999% the Speed of Light

Theoretical Spacecrafts<p>Theoretical physics often lifts the sanctions we set on our own imaginations. Whether it’s exploring the possibility of warp …

Back at It! Tom Cruise Films Crazy Stunts in Paris for Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise is back for more <i>Impossible</i> stunts.<p>The actor was photographed in Paris on set for <i>Mission: Impossible 6</i>, which also stars <i>Life</i> actress …

A mega-telescope is trying to take the first image ever of a black hole, hell yeah

This week, a massive international array of the most powerful radio telescopes on the planet set its sights on the most camera-shy subject of all, …

Morgan Freeman Channeled Red To Provide Some ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Narration On ‘Graham Norton’

Morgan Freeman is all of humanity’s go-to narrator. It’s a reality and gag that will never die. It will outlive us all and become a lovely thing for alien civilizations to find.<p>The latest incarnation of “Morgan Freeman is an excellent narrator” popped up on this week’s <i>The Graham Norton Show</i>. Seated …

Morgan Freeman

AIRS

Private search engines have seen huge growth over the past few years. Until recently, it was unthinkable that anyone could compete with Google in the …