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Top Guns: These Are the Most Lethal Air Forces on the Planet

Top Guns: These Are the Most Lethal Air Forces on the Planet

Guns

The Air Force just released a bunch of crazy photos of A-10 Warthogs over Afghanistan

The Air Force recently released a bunch of crazy pictures of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs getting refueled over Afghanistan, where the US recently redeployed a squadron of 12 Warthogs.<p>The A-10s were deployed in late January to Kandahar Air Base as part of a new campaign announced in November 2017. The US …

Military

China's new stealth fighter uses powerful materials with geometry not found in nature

Metamaterials can make the J-20 an extra stealthy electromagnetic force.<p>China's new fighter, the J-20, uses a combination of stealth and datalinks to compete with the best fighters on the planet. Now, state media says the country is also mass-producing metamaterials for the aircraft, which could …

Harry Potter

Freaky Theory Offers Totally New Explanation of the Moon’s Origin

A favorite pastime of astronomers is to debate the origin of Earth’s Moon, but despite decades of research, they don’t seem to be any closer to …

Casting a $20 Million Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope

The glass arcs that will let astronomers peer back millions of years are decades in the making GMTOBuilding a mirror for any giant telescope is no …

Telescopes

James Randolph Reid - American Revolutionary War Forums

James Randolph Reid (August 11, 1750 – January 25, 1789) was an American soldier in the Revolutionary War. He later served as a delegate for …

New Jersey

New F-35A fighter jet gets a new powerful bomb

Tensions between North Korea and the United States show no signs of abating. If anything, the threat of war and a North Korean nuclear attack continued to escalate.<p>Now, enemies of the U.S. will soon face the most advanced fighter jet in the world - with even more firepower.<p>The F-35 lightning II is …

China's 'Monkey King' satellite finds mysterious deep space signal while hunting for dark matter

China's DAMPE satellite, which was launched in 2015, aims to find the "cosmic ghost" – dark matter.<p>China's first space observatory has just detected …

Astronomers Reveal Nearby Stars That Are Among The Oldest In Our Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led …

It wasn’t just the pope—scientists were out to get Galileo, too

In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun, the rough and cratered lunar surface. The young man was …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

A Gallery of Constellation Pictures

Constellations are patterns of stars in the sky that skygazers have used since antiquity to navigate and learn about space. Sort of like a game of …

Astronomy

The B-21's Three Decade Old Shape Hints At New High Altitude Capabilities

Northrop Grumman seems to have gone "back to the future" with their next generation stealth bomber design, and that's actually really …

Let's Talk About The Supposed Sighting Of A Skunk Works Hypersonic Test Aircraft

The report on the advanced state of the hypersonic aircraft program seems credible, but the part about the sighting at Plant 42 is far less …

Aviation

Jaguar v. Caiman Death Battle Photographed in Brazil

A crocodile-like caiman became lunch for a jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal, and a wildlife photographer was there to document every gruesome …

Thais warned not to go to northern Bali

Thais have been warned not to travel to northern Bali after Indonesia authorities raised Mount Agung's alert status to the highest level on Friday.

Mount Agung

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Is the U.S. Navy Getting Ready to Develop a New 'Battleship'?

<i>Creating what would amount to an American pocket battleship, operating alone on the high seas in the face of the enemy, is a risky proposition.</i> …

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

New Space Telescope, 40 Times The Power Of Hubble, To Unlock Astronomy's Future

Since humanity first turned our gaze skyward, we’ve realized that the cosmic story of our existence — our origins, all that exists today, and what our ultimate fate is — is literally written across the Universe. Our understanding of what our Universe truly is, what it’s made up of, and how it came …

Universe

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Astronomy

The sun just erupted the biggest solar flare in 12 years and it has affected Earth

X-Class Flares<p>The sun has just erupted in an absolutely massive solar flare, so big that it knocked out radio comms here on Earth.<p>Actually, it spat …

Astronomy

Astronomers Measure Distant Galaxy’s Magnetic Field Shedding Light on Cosmic Conundrum

It’s an exciting time for astronomers at the moment as new measurements of magnetic fields have been recorded that come from a galaxy located 4.6 …

America just tested ‘the most dangerous nuclear bomb ever made’

As nuclear tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, America is busy at home – testing the B61-12 nuclear weapon, described as ‘the most dangerous ever’.<p>…

This deadly gun is the Navy’s last line of defense against a missile attack

Anti-ship missiles exploded on the scene on Oct. 21, 1967, when three out of four SS-N-2 Styx anti-ship missiles fired by Egyptian missile boats hit the destroyer INS Eliat. The Israeli vessel, a British Z-class destroyer commissioned during World War II, sank, taking 49 of her crew with her.<p>After …

Military

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

The legendary A-10 looks like it's here to stay after being upgraded by the Air Force

In another positive sign for the beloved A-10, Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions, or CSAR.<p>Dubbed the lightweight airborne recovery system, the upgrade helps A-10 pilots "communicate more …

Military

America's next-generation stealth bomber just got its name

Announced at the annual Air Force Association's conference, Northrop Grumman's B-21 is named after famed World War II air commander Gen. James Doolittle's group.<p>The name for the next-generation bomber was announced by retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving member of the "Doolittle raid," …

Military