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Operation Bayonet: Inside the Sting That Hijacked an Entire Dark Web Drug Market

For anyone who has watched the last few years of cat-and-mouse games on the dark web's black markets, the pattern is familiar: A contraband bazaar …

“Extremely Improbable” –Supermassive Black-Hole Quartet Discovered Inside Colossal Structure

Posted on May 15, 2015<p>Using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of astronomers of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered …

Cosmic Cannibal: Massive 'Nasty' Star Observed by Hubble Telescope

An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed "Nasty 1," a new study reports.<p>Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have revealed a disk of gas nearly 3 trillion miles (4.8 trillion kilometers) wide …

Crashing comets may explain lunar swirls

Scientists see wispy swirls of bright soil on the moon. A computer simulation suggests the cause may be collisions by ancient comets.<p>Brown University …

Faces of Pluto emerge in new images

As the New Horizons spacecraft speeds closer to its July flight through the Pluto system, we’re seeing an increasingly complex surface. Best views …

Solar System

Are we wrong about black holes?

When we think ‘black hole’ we get a fairly clear impression in our head: A hole torn in space and time by immense gravity. It’s the idea that they …

Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Weird Galaxies Filled With Dark Matter

Last year, astronomers were surprised to detect 47 galaxies in the Coma Cluster that were made almost entirely of dark matter. So how much more surprised are they to see 800 more dark galaxies in the same cluster?<p>Even that many concentrations of mysterious dark matter may be merely the "tip of the …

Cosmologists look beyond Standard Model

Cosmology – the science of the origin and development of the universe – has made progress in recent years. But many questions remain unanswered.<p>What …

Dark Matter

Mysterious Mountain Revealed in First Close-up of Pluto’s Moon Charon

This new image of an area on Pluto’s largest moon Charon has a captivating feature — a depression with a peak in the middle, shown here in the upper …

Pluto

Youthful Frozen Plains Cover Pluto’s Big 'Heart' - Spectacular New Images from New Horizons

This annotated view of a portion of Pluto’s Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth’s first artificial satellite, shows an array of enigmatic …

New Pluto Photos Show ‘Astoundingly  Amazing’ Landscape

More images from this week's New Horizons mission are forcing scientists to rethink how icy worlds work.<p>New images from the New Horizons spacecraft's close encounter with Pluto this week show the dwarf planet emerging in wonderfully perplexing detail.<p>“I’m still having to remind myself to take deep …