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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 …

Why Does Artificial Intelligence Scare Us So Much?

When people see machines that respond like humans, or computers that perform feats of strategy and cognition mimicking human ingenuity, they …

'First Man': Step-by-'Small Step' Review of Neil Armstrong Film Trailer

Houston, the "First Man" trailer has landed — and with it, a whirlwind of scenes depicting almost a decade of spaceflight history.<p>Universal Pictures …

Puzzling Cosmic Glow Is Caused by Diamond Dust Glamming Up Stars

Diamond dust is responsible for a mysterious glow emanating from certain regions of the Milky Way galaxy, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers have long …

NASA ScienceCasts: New Science from Jupiter

Skylight: How Does Our Solar System Move Around the Milky Way?

Weather and Science Day at Coors Field with Steve Spangler

What If You Only Drank Energy Drinks?

Blue and bizzarre - Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System

This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. The planet's atmosphere is scorching with a …

Family photo — LSPO workshop 2018

Globular Clusters Might not be as Old as Astronomers Thought. Like, Billions of Years Younger

Globular clusters have been a source of fascination ever since astronomers first observed them in the 17th century. These spherical collections of …

ICE Cubes space research service open for business

The first European facility for commercial research on the International Space Station was installed today in Europe's space laboratory Columbus. The …

Mysterious ‘Planet 9’ might not be a planet at all

Remember “Planet 9”? No, I’m not talking about Pluto. That ship has sailed. I’m talking about the maybe-kinda-sorta hidden planet that …

Correction: Spain-Politics story

In a story on June 6 about the new Spanish Cabinet, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the number of male ministers in the new …

Image of Titan – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

W00064291.jpg was taken on 2010-06-04 22:37 (PDT) and received on Earth 2010-06-06 00:10 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Titan, and the image …

Soyuz MS-09 on its way to ISS after textbook launch

The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft is launched with three members of the Expedition 56 crew bound for the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Sean …

Did a Neutron-Star Collision Make a Black Hole?

In August 2017, for the first time ever, scientists spotted gravitational waves generated by the merger of two superdense stellar corpses known as …

Inspired by Interstellar

ESO’s La Silla observatory in Chile is unavoidably photogenic from every angle — including unusual and creative perspectives such as this one!<p>This …

Earth's magnetic field is a ruthless, solar-wind-shredding machine

As Earth cruises through the black sea of space at about 67,000 mph (108,000 km/h), the planet's magnetic field pushes aside solar wind — the constant stream of plasma particles ejected by the sun — the same way the bow of a speeding motorboat pushes aside water. Scientists call this phenomenon …

Treasure hunters are cashing in on a meteorite that crashed into China

It’s not uncommon to have meteorites slamming into the earth. To scientists, these space rocks can reveal the stories of planets and asteroids. But some Chinese people instead see them as small fortunes.<p>Treasure hunters in China’s Yunnan province are searching for fragments of a meteorite after …

Meteorites

What Should We Do About the International Space Station?

The Trump administration and Congress are set to collide over the fate of the massive orbital lab.<p>The International Space Station was never meant to last forever.<p>This was a distant concern in late 1998, when the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, and European nations started launching hardware …

Space Exploration

First Phantom Express spaceplane engine completed

Assembly has been completed on the first test engine that will power DARPA's Boeing-built, next generation spaceplane. Built by Aerojet Rocketdyne , …

Does Dark Energy Exist?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Brilliant Southern Lights and Milky Way Shine at South Pole (Photos)

Like the inside of a child's iridescent summer bubble wand, the aurora australis — also known as the southern lights — and the Milky Way bend across …

SpaceX Successfully Launches Bulgarian Satellite (Photos)

Bulgaria Sat Mission Launch<p>Credit: SpaceX<p>Elon Musk's private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a Bulgarian communications satellite into orbit …

July Full Moon 2017: When to See the 'Thunder Moon'

On July 9, those who are blessed with a night of clear skies during the stormiest month of the year will be able to see the Full Thunder Moon …

The Amazing Fate of the First Stars

When astronomers gaze at the center of the Milky Way, some 27,000 light years from our Solar System, a jumble of gas and dust obscures their view. …

July Fourth Comes Early: NASA Sounding Rocket Releases Colorful Morning Cloud Show (Photos, Video)

A NASA sounding rocket launched early this morning and lit up the skies over the U.S. East Coast with colorful clouds, ringing in an early July …

The factories of the future could float in space

Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts<p>This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something …

Stem Cells

4K Amazing Astronomy : The Eagle Nebula - Pillars of Creation UHD