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Big Adventure Motorcycles Will Soon Die Off, And For Good Reason

When KTM teased the 790 Adventure R Prototype at EICMA last November, there was a resounding “shut up and take my money” from anyone who saw it. …

Motorcycles

Astronomers report 1st image of baby planet being formed

BERLIN (AP) — Astronomers say they've captured the first confirmed image of a planet forming in the dust swirling around a young star.<p>Scientists said Monday the planet appears as a bright spot in the snapshot taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.<p>Miriam …

Astronomy

Physicists set limits on size of neutron stars

How large is a neutron star? Previous estimates varied from eight to 16 kilometres. Astrophysicists at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the FIAS …

Physics

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this …

Space

Here Is the Advanced Attack Submarine the U.S. Navy Never Built

The submarine, never built, would have been smaller than other subs and a mothership to drones.<p>A previously unpublicized design for the U.S. Navy shows an advanced attack submarine that could operate unmanned undersea vehicles remotely and conduct “spy” missions on the seabed floor. The unnamed …

Military

Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye

Look up in nighttime sky anytime between now and July 16, and you just might spy our solar system's brightest asteroid.<p>Vesta, a 326-mile-wide object …

Astronomy

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here …

Universe

Spitfire MK IX TD314 – A Merlin 70-Powered High Level Fighter (HFIXE)

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Military<br>• Planes<p>The Supermarine Spitfire<p>The Spitfire is not only one of the most consequential aircraft of the …

Researchers capture best ever evidence of rare black hole

"This kind of event has only been clearly seen at the centre of a galaxy before, not at the outer edges."<p>Lin and colleagues sifted through data from …

Cosmology

Russia's "A-10 Like" Su-25 Frogfoot vs US Air Force A-10

U.S. Air Force wants to retire the A-10 starting in 2022, but the Su-25 is undergoing extensive upgrades

China's Giant Ionosphere-Zapping Radar Is a Defense System Masquerading as Science

The new facility may target U.S. submarines in the South China Sea.<p>The <i>South China Morning Post</i> recently revealed plans for a new Chinese radar facility on the island of Hainan, China’s southernmost point. Described as a “high-powered incoherent scatter radar,” this installation will bounce radio …

China

Wargame Shows Lockheed Martin F-35 Kills 15 Fighters for Every Loss - Warrior Maven

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is performing well at the U.S. Air Force’s Red Flag wargames

1 Million Habitable Planets Could (Theoretically) Orbit a Black Hole. Here's How

A black hole could have 1 million planets orbiting near it that are potentially capable of supporting life as we know it, an astrophysicist …

Astronomers Track Bizarre Objects Near Milky Way's Central Black Hole

Astronomers have spotted more mystery objects near our Milky Way Galaxy’s central supermassive black hole. Permanently cloaked in a veil of gas and dust, the objects appear to be wholly natural and are thought to span the astrophysical gap between gas clouds and compact stellar-type objects. As …

Universe

A NASA Probe Just Woke Up in The Outer Solar System, Ready For a Historical Mission

Welcome back, New Horizons!<p>NASA's New Horizons probe - the same one that gave us stunning photos of Pluto - has just woken up, approximately 6 …

Solar System

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned …

Dark Matter

Unprecedented detail in pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth: A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history of a pulsar 6,500 light-years away

A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history of a pulsar 6,500 light-years away<p>A team of …

Here's Why Saturn's Inner Moons Are Shaped Like Ravioli and Potatoes

The odd shapes of Saturn's inner moons, which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study …

NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.<p>Spaceflight is hard. Blasting heavy cargo, spacecraft, and maybe people to respectable speeds over interplanetary distances (not to mention the luxury of stopping at destinations) …

Space Science

NASA’s newest satellite sends its first test image, and it’s stellar

Last month, NASA launched TESS, a satellite that will search thousands of stars for Earth-like exoplanets. TESS has just sent back its first photo, …

The 7 Best New Motorcycles for Summer Adventure

Adventure motorcycles, or ADV motorcycles, make up one of the hottest and fastest growing segments of the two-wheel market. And it’s for good reason: …

There's a Strange New Theory For Those Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts in Space

No, still not aliens.<p>Fast Radio Bursts (FBRs) have fascinated astronomers ever since the first one was detected in 2007. This event was named the …

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you're at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, …

Watch These Pilots Wrangle Their B-52 Onto The Runway In This Awesome 360 Video

Virtually sit on the dash of a Stratofortress as it makes its final approach into al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.<p>video screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

First Chinese-built aircraft carrier takes to the waves for trials

China has begun testing its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier at sea, state media said. The trials come as the country continues to …

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

The F-35 Can Make China's Carrier Killer Missiles 'Irrelevant'

If China targets carriers, the U.S. won’t use carriers

Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Milky Way Center

Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra …