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"The Martian" was right: you really can grow potatoes on the red planet

In the 2015 film <i>The Martian</i>, astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, is stranded on the red planet after his crew leaves him for dead in the …

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Ate Its Last Big Meal 6 Million Years Ago

Most galaxies in the observable universe contain a supermassive black hole at their center, one that is either active and surrounded by an accretion …

Astronomers discover 60 new planets including ‘super Earth’

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The …

Living On Mars: First City On Red Planet Planned By United Arab Emirates In ‘Mars 2117’ Project

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the …

How Do Stars Form? Black Hole Producing Star-Making Cold Gas In A Prolific Galaxy 5.7 Billion Light-Years Away

Black holes are more than just hungry voids that gobble up anything and everything they come across. They routinely create hot plasma jets and gas …

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

The densities of such objects is mind-boggling. If our sun were to become a black hole, it would need to collapse from its current size of 1.4 …

Hubble Has Found the Ancient Galaxies That Gave the Universe Its First Light

A new technique that removes the light of foreground galaxy clusters is giving astronomers a direct look at a generation of galaxies dating back to …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

It’s the most fundamental fabric of the Universe itself. But how does it work?<p><i>“‘Space-time’ — that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” …

Physics

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

lightyears

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Ultrafast camera captures 'sonic booms' of light for first time

Just as aircraft flying at supersonic speeds create cone-shaped sonic booms, pulses of light can leave behind cone-shaped wakes of light. Now, a superfast camera has captured the first-ever video of these events.<p>The new technology used to make this discovery could one day allow scientists to help …

Dark swirls of plasma and bright magnetic arches twist and turn above the Sun's surface

Nasa has shared a close-up video of a small area of our Sun highlighting three active regions of the star.<p>Scientists with Nasa's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) say that the central area of the video, which was captured on January 20 and shared on Wednesday, caught their attention because of the …

The Most Detailed Map Of Our Place In The Universe

This is a video of the current most detailed map of our place in the universe. It stretches over 500-million light years and contains over 100,000 …

Clusters of tiny dwarf galaxies discovered; give insights into creation of universe - IBTimes India

Data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey was used by University of Virginia scientists to detect the new dwarf galaxy clusters.<p>Miniature galaxies have been …

Scientists Have Created Star Wars-Style Holograms in The Lab

We can't wait.<p>Scientists have developed a nano-material device that they say creates the highest-quality holographic images ever produced – meaning</i> …

Nanotech

Juno Just Took One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter Ever

Wow! If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter’s clouds, here you go. This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter’s …

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Wolverine 3 will explore Logan's father/son relationship with Professor X

Hugh Jackman is set to play the character Wolverine one last time in a third standalone film in 2017. Jackman has already revealed a few things about …

Comics

Why Phase Three Of The MCU Is Going To Be Way Better Than Phase One and Phase Two

<i>Samuel Brace on why Phase Three of the MCU is going to be better than Phase One and Phase Two…</i><p>That Marvel will be raising their game for Phase Three …

Description of Doctor Strange concept art shown at D23

As well as showcasing some footage from <b>Captain America: Civil War</b> [read a description here], Marvel has given fans in attendance at Disney’s D23 Expo …

Comics

Toy Story 4, Cars 3, The Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory posters revealed, Toy Story 4 to be a love story

With Disney’s D23 convention getting underway, a selection of posters have been spotted for Pixar’s upcoming sequels <b>Toy Story 4</b>, <b>Cars 3</b>, <b>The</b> …

Walt Disney Company

Detailed description of the Captain America: Civil War footage from D23

Marvel Studios has been showcasing its Phase Three launching <b>Captain America: Civil War</b> at D23 this afternoon, and thanks to IGN we’ve got a detailed …

Marvel Universe

Marvel unveils action figure variants for Fury S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary one-shot

This September, Marvel will celebrate fifty years of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the special one-shot <b>Fury S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary</b>, and thanks to Comic …

More new footage in latest TV spots for Fantastic Four

With <b>Ant-Man</b> now in cinemas, 20th Century Fox is gearing up to unleash the third and final superhero movie of the year, and with less than three weeks …

Comics

Oscar Isaac and Olivia Munn discuss their X-Men roles as Apocalypse and Psylocke

20th Century Fox gave us a peek at <b>X-Men: Apocalypse</b> earlier this week with a series of official stills [see here and here], which included our first …

Evan Peters says the Quicksilver scene in X-Men: Apocalypse is “bigger and better”

For many <b>X-Men</b> fans, the highlight of <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b> was the scene which involved Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, using his super speed …

Second Opinion - Ant-Man (2015)

<b>Ant-Man</b>, 2015<p>Directed by Peyton Reed<br>Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, …