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You’ll Never Guess What a Supermassive Black Hole’s Favorite Food Is

<b>Cosmic jellyfish</b> might sound like the name of a really bad cover band, but in reality, these are galaxies whose tentacles of stars, gases, and cosmic …

Astrophysicists Believe They've Found Another Earth-Like Planet in a Nearby Star System

Hope for Exoplanets<p>Last year, the Trappist-1 system was discovered, and it reignited humanity’s hope of finding planets that could one day (or …

Getting to Mars could rely on astronauts making tools and food from their own urine

Researchers are studying how to repurpose molecules and convert them into products astronauts need, such as polyesters and nutrients<p>Besides the vast …

New study suggests snow on Mars. Here's how that's possible.

The planet's atmosphere is of low pressure and very dry. Although it is still possible for clouds to form at an altitude of several kilometres, until …

The weather on Mars ain’t exactly what we thought

Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground in an environment bereft of …

Scientists say black holes are everywhere

The Milky Way galaxy is a minefield of black holes, with perhaps 100 million of the dangerous voids hiding among the stars, according to a new paper. …

'You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse,' says science writer David Baron

In this TEDx Talk, science writer and umbraphile (an "eclipse chaser") David Baron emphasizes the importance of witnessing a total solar eclipse …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Haunting Images of Clouds on Mars

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus …

Asteroid to shave past Earth on Oct 12: ESA

Observing TC4's movements "is an excellent opportunity to test the international ability to detect and track near-Earth objects and assess our …

The sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface – here's why it matters

My favourite science news is the stuff that changes the way I think about the world and our place in the universe. Many dinosaurs were covered in …

10 Lies you tell yourself when moving to Alaska

1. I’m going to get paid for living there.<p>Yes, but no. The PFD (Permanent Fund Dividend) is reserved for people who either are or intend to be Alaska …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Mars News: ESA's Mars Express Reveals Remnants Of Ancient 'Mega-Flood'; NASA's MAVEN Shifts Course To Avoid Phobos Collision

The planet Mars is now a dry, cold and dusty place, but it wasn't always so. In recent years, a series of observations made using NASA and European …