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Does a black hole ever die?

What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.<p>Astronomer Misty Bentz would like you to know that black holes don’t suck. “They’re not cosmic vacuum cleaners going around and sucking everything in,” she says. “They just use gravity the same way everything else does.”<p>Instead of a …

This is what the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii looks like from space

Kilauea, the volcano on Hawaii's Big Island that's been erupting since May 3, is visible from space — and astronauts have been helping with the …

The First Black Hole Close-Up

The EHT isn’t just one telescope: It’s a network of eight radio telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Antarctica. Astronomers align …

Universe

All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

Big or small, dense or empty, it's one thing they all share.<p>Galaxies come in all shapes and size, and NASA's best estimates indicate there are more than 200 billion of them in the observable universe. According to the latest findings from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research …

Nasa spacecraft unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2175 without using nukes, scientists warn

A Nasa spacecraft designed to save Earth from asteroids is ‘inadequate’ and will not be able to nudge a gigantic space rock onto a course which …

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon, it hovers above us in the night sky like omnipresent orb of celestial secrets, but there are a fair few facts that we do know about it - …

Astronomy

WATCH: Jellyfish looks like underwater firework in rare footage

A stunning luminous jellyfish that resembles an exploding firework and is rarely encountered by humans has been filmed in the depths of the eastern …

All the ways Princess Charlotte is taking after the Queen

At just two years old, Princess Charlotte already bears a strong resemblance to her great-grandmother, the Queen. Photos taken by the little royal on …

Drones used by Syrian terrorists ‘require advanced training’ – Russian MoD in response to US

The Russian Defense Ministry expressed concern over the US claim that drones used in a terrorist attack on a Russian base in Syria could be easily …

Trump seen as a child by staff, says Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff

<b>The author of a controversial book on Donald Trump says that all his White House aides see him as a "child" who needs "immediate gratification".</b><p>Michael Wolff said his book was based on about 200 interviews, and rejected Mr Trump's claims that it was "phony".<p>But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has …

Donald Trump

The best photographs of 2017 – by the people who shot them

<b>A seahorse grabs on to rubbish in Indonesia</b><br>Justin Hofman<p><b>17 September</b> I’m an expedition guide and I had taken clients snorkelling. It was good at first, but then the tide changed and all this debris and trash started drifting over the reef. What started out as a pleasant afternoon turned into …

Protest

The Most Mind-Blowing Space Pictures of 2017

Gaze upon them. GAZE.<p>In many ways, this year was pretty <i>turbulent</i> here on Earth. One could argue it was objectively terrible. But at the very least, …

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

NASA While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a …

Jupiter blues: Nasa's Juno captures swirling Jovian clouds in jaw-dropping image

Nasa has shared a new image of Jupiter, revealing striking features of the massive gas giant and its turbulent atmosphere. The breathtaking image, …

Harry and Meghan: How the prince proposed

Meghan Markle has revealed that Prince Harry proposed on a Sunday night at home.<p>The newly engaged couple were speaking to the BBC's Mishal Husain.

Prince Harry

Why the sky turned bright red for 9 days over East Asia in 1770

For multiple days in 1770, a swath of sky over Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the eastern coast of China looked as if it had been set ablaze, illuminated in a scorching red light. No one knew what caused it, and we only knew it happened thanks to a few scant recordings that survived the …

Asia

Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery

A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation …

Raqqa’s dirty secret

By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati<p>The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.<p>A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious …

Middle East

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden.</b><p>It means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history having declined to play at the inaugural tournament in 1930.<p>Midfielder …

Soccer

Elon Musk is on the prowl

America’s most eligible bachelor, billionaire Elon Musk, is on the prowl following his split from Amber Heard in August, sources tells Page Six. …

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving very fast. And it’s in what appears to be a …

Astronomy

This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small, fast-moving object that is zipping through our solar system.<p>Is a comet? An asteroid? NASA's not sure. The space agency doesn't even know where it came from, but it's not behaving like the local space rocks and that means it may …

Astronomy

Trump releases some, but not all, JFK assassination records

President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed not to release the full tranche of recordsrelating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, …

Ancient Fossilised Teeth Could Do A 'Back To The Future' And 'Rewrite Human History'

A set of fossilised teeth found by archaeologists in Germany have the potential to completely 'rewrite' history as we know it. The teeth, belonging …

Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. …

Jimmy Carter says US has become more an 'oligarchy than a democracy' in speech critical of Trump

Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of US foreign policy and domestic affairs on Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an "oligarchy than a democracy" and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.<p>Carter’s criticisms, offered …

Jupiter's vividly glowing auroras have a mysterious power source

Electrons fired at up to 400,000 volts<p>For the first time ever, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted electrons being fired down into Jupiter’s atmosphere at up to 400,000 volts. That’s an enormous amount of energy that gives rise to the planet’s glowing auroras. These incredibly high voltages, …

PHOTOS Le prince George fait sa première rentrée des classes accom­pa­gné par William

Le prince George a fait sa rentrée des classes ce jeudi matin à la Thomas's Batter­sea School de Londres. C’est son père, William, qui l’a …