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The mystery planet that could destroy the Earth

JUST in time for movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big. It’s never before …

To Detect Gravitational Waves, ESA Is Putting Spacecraft In Orbit Around The Freakin' Sun

Humans have sent spacecraft to some really impressive places—the moon, Mars, Pluto, even beyond the reaches of our solar system. One place we've …

Neutron stars could be our GPS for deep space travel

NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, is an X-ray telescope launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in early June 2017. Installed …

Does dark energy exist?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center . Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman , We Don’t Planet , and COSI Science Now . Sutter contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .</i><p>Newsflash: the universe is …

Energy from black holes can be stolen, shows an elegant new physics experiment

Water swirling down a drain has exposed an elusive phenomenon long believed to appear in black holes.<p>Light waves scattering off a rotating black hole can bounce off with more energy than they came in with, by sapping some of the black hole's rotational energy.<p>But the effect, predicted in 1971 and …

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight finalized for Aug. 26

What began as talk for a fight many perceived as impossible between a boxing legend and the biggest star in mixed martial arts is now a …

LeBron James Becomes 1st Player to Average Triple-Double in NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers legend LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block during Monday's 129-120 Game 5 series-ending loss to the Golden State Warriors. In doing so, he cemented the feat of becoming the first player in history to average a triple-double …

Singapore's New Airport Terminal is Basically an Adventure Park

We pretty much expected that Singapore's Changi Airport would be number one in the world, but we never would have anticipated this. Apparently, the …

The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, It Led To A Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the …

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers’ Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

3-5 Day Backpacking Trips for Summer

Backpacking in Washington is something special. Whether seeing the stars far from city lights or watching the sun rise from camp, backpacking lets …

Last night’s moon and Jupiter

The EarthSky community comes through again! Wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter on June 3, 2017, from around the world.<p>Bottom line: Photos of …

A Star System Only 10 Light-Years Away is Our Mini-Doppelganger

Astronomers are understandably fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Just Shattered What We Knew About Jupiter

The gas giant is getting really weird.<p>Just when we thought we had Jupiter all figured out, NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals new results that challenge …

Astronomy

New data is in on mystery star's recent weirdness

We're not saying it's aliens, but I also can't tell you it's definitely not aliens.<p>Late last week, astronomers around the world prepared to work through the weekend observing one of the most enigmatic stars known to humanity: KIC 8462852, better known as Tabby's Star, Boyajian's Star or the "alien …

Universe

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Healthy Eating

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists has …

The sound of a spacecraft passing between Saturn and its rings is straight out of 'Alien'

On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.<p>Cassini has …

We Just Entered a New Age in Space. Here's Proof.

A New Frontier<p>In previous decades, governments and national entities were the ones leading humanity’s charge into space. These efforts met with …

The 10 Best European Destinations for Your Money

Book your vacation now.<p>With the U.S. dollar strong and summer transatlantic airfares at record lows, it’s an excellent time to plan your next …