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Could the Universe Be Lopsided? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Theoretical astrophysicists have discovered that millions of planets are more habitable than we realized

The hunt for extra-terrestrials has expanded, after theoretical astrophysicists discovered that millions of planets once dismissed as inhospitable could in fact be suitable for alien life.<p>Earth-like planets are the obvious first place to look for life, but a large number of these orbit stars known …

Physics

Black holes heading for 'massive collision,' says astronomer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A really, really big bang not due for a hundred millennia may help astronomers test one of the central theories of physics, according to one of the authors of a new paper.<p>Two black holes in Virgo are heading for a "massive collision," Columbia University astronomer Zoltan Haiman said in a …

Black Holes

40 Things Your Soul Wants You To Know

<i>“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”<br>―Anne Sexton</i>This morning I was picking up a few grocery items at a local convenience store …

12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness (That Will Change Your Life)

<i>“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”<br>– Carl Jung</i>Mindfulness as a …

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

What's at the Center of Black Holes?

Produced from the implosion of massive stars, black holes are wells in the fabric of space-time so deep that nothing, not even light, can escape them.<p>…

Physics

What's It Like Where Voyager Is?

To envision the Sun's presence in the Milky Way galaxy, think of a ship plowing through the ocean, being tossed by currents. As the ship sails ahead, …

14 Of The Most Awesome Science Photos From This Week

Humanity science-ed pretty hard this week.

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

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Newly discovered Jupiter twin hints at new solar system similar to Earth's

<b>(CNN) —</b> While scouring our corner of the galaxy for planets similar to Earth, some scientists have gotten pretty picky. Along with being able to support life, they believe the ideal habitable exoplanet should reside in a solar system that mirrors ours.<p>But our solar system appears to be unlikely to …

Astronomy

How to Photograph Swirling Splashes of Liquid

Shooting splashes is always great fun, even if it’s a simple image with a coffee cup and a falling piece of refined sugar. Plus, there is always so …

Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

USA Routs Japan to Win World Cup

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Galaxy survey to probe why the universe is accelerating

We know that our universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, but what causes this growth remains a mystery. The most likely explanation is that a …

Why This Photographer Thinks You Should Watermark Your Photographs

The majority of photographers don’t like watermarking their images. Why mar the perfect balance of your picture with a distracting logo, right? …

Bill Nye's LightSail spacecraft wakes up, unfurls sail on second attempt

<i>UPDATED 4:26 p.m. ET</i><p>Nothing has been easy for the small, relatively cheap LightSail spacecraft, which is the first in a series of at least two such …

Scientists discover giant planet with stratosphere

Scientists have found that the distant planet WASP-33b has a stratosphere, making it the first extrasolar planet that has this layer of the …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

A Tale of Four Supernovas

Explosions are always messy, and this is especially true when combustion occurs on a cosmic scale.<p>In space, small, dead stars called white dwarfs occasionally blow themselves to smithereens, producing enough light to drown out entire galaxies. Astronomers use these explosions – called type 1a …

Universe

Brightest Galaxy Yet Shines With Light of 300 Trillion Suns

A gigantic quasar creates a beacon that can be seen across the cosmos.<p>Even in a cosmos that contains 100 billion galaxies or more, one of them has to be the brightest, and astronomers may have found a winner.<p>The newly identified galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, lurks at the very edge of the …

First images of collisions at 13 TeV in CERN's Large Hadron Collider

At first glance they look much like previous proton-proton collisions recorded by the detectors at the world’s biggest particle accelerator, but in fact no one has seen such events before<p>Last night we passed another milestone in the continuing adventure of the Large Hadron Collider.<p>Quick update, …

Physics

Farthest Galaxy Spotted Yet Is 13 Billion Light-Years Away

The star cluster, only 15 percent the size of the Milky Way, dates to just 670 million years after the big bang—not long after the first stars turned on.<p>In their quest to find the most distant galaxy in the universe, astronomers have a new champion. Known as EGS-zs8-1, it’s so far away that its …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe