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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found a remarkable similarity between Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft went on a long and treacherous mission that ended last year in spectacular fashion. The large space explorer dove into …

Astronomy

Physicists Create Theory on Self-Interacting Dark Matter

Just like identical twins, at first glance, two galaxies can often appear to be very similar, identical even. However, upon closer scrutiny, we see …

Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know

20 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the August eclipse, answered.<p>On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will go dark for a …

Astronomy

Cassini spacecraft sends back stunning images and data as it prepares to crash into Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft is about to crash into Saturn. But before that it's sending back images and information about the planet in more detail than …

Astronomy

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Physics

A Fake Black Hole In A Lab May Have Proved Stephen Hawking Right

"Hawking radiation" has been detected in a strange model black hole, and it may explain a few mysteries.<p>Scientists have seen “Hawking radiation” for the first time in a sort-of model black hole constructed in a laboratory.<p>It was Stephen Hawking who first proposed, in 1974, that small amounts of …

Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe

By definition, black holes are objects that have so much matter concentrated in a single point that nothing — not even light — can escape from within a certain region of space around them. This was a feature of Newtonian gravity; it’s a feature of Einstein’s General Relativity; and when we have a …

Black Holes

Faintest ever galaxy shows universe 13 billion years ago

The faintest galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by a team of scientists.<p>The galaxy, hidden behind a galaxy cluster known as …

Universe

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Black Holes

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Paranormal

Here's What Murdered Mars

You would not have wanted to be on Mars on March 8, 2015, at about 11:40 in the morning (GMT). It was at that moment that a massive solar storm—or …

Astronomy

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar wind currently is stripping away gas at a rate of about 100 grams …

Astronomy

NASA to deliver big news on Mars' atmosphere Thursday

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is promising another big Mars announcement on Thursday.<p>The space agency will be delivering new findings on the Red Planet's atmosphere.<p>NASA isn't divulging any information ahead of its Thursday afternoon news conference and the agency declined to comment after a request was made …

Research

The space artist who saw Pluto before Nasa

He has seen the impossible, painting outer space long before man got there. He has made book covers for Arthur C Clarke and spaceships for Doctor Who. David A Hardy is the oldest living space artist ... and he has never made a mistake<p>In 1950, a 14-year-old boy found an astronomy book at his local …

Art

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science

Two New Exoplanets Discovered 54 Light-Years Away, NASA Confirms

Space<p>Two New Exoplanets Discovered 54 Light-Years Away, NASA Confirms<p>By Sean Breslin<p>May 01 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>00:49<p>Super Earth Exoplanets …

Astronomy

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Search for advanced civilizations beyond Earth finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced life, a team of scientists has found no evidence of advanced civilizations there. The …

Universe

Dark matter may not be completely 'dark' after all, say scientists

A clump of dark matter appears to be lagging behind its galaxy suggesting it is interacting with something else...but what?<p>Dark matter may be having an even bigger impact on the Universe than previously thought, after scientists found the first signs that it interacts with something other than …

NASA's New Horizons probe is visiting Pluto — and just sent back its first color photos

No spacecraft has ever visited Pluto. That's going to change on July 14, when NASA's New Horizons probe will fly within 6,200 miles of the dwarf planet after a nine-year journey.<p>"This is pure exploration," Alan Stern, the mission's principal investigator, said during a Tuesday press conference in …

Solar System