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Scientists Release Incredible Image of a Four Planet System

Located about 129 light-years from Earth in the direction of the Pegasus constellation is the relatively young star system of HR 8799. Beginning in …

Green glow from ancient galaxies surprises scientists

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies.<p>"It’s a very distinctive, …

A universe of 2 trillion galaxies

An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the …

Windows 10 Creators Update to get new Bluetooth features

These features are currently available for Windows Insiders via a new preview build.<p>Microsoft has a lot more to offer as part of the upcoming …

CyberPowerPC’s Best Buy bundle packs a $499 desktop with the Oculus Rift

The CES 2017 technology show in Las Vegas has closed, packed up, and the audience has gone home. Yet that hasn’t stopped CyberPowerPC from revealing …

Computer Hardware

Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.<p>The ESO said it has signed a deal with Breakthrough Starshot, …

How I added Bluetooth to my 13-year-old car for under $20

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon When the iPhone 7 came out, I thought I'd thought of everything.<p>I had Bluetooth headphones for my commute, and a Bluetooth speaker …

Microsoft unveils more Windows 10 Creators Update features

Blue light reduction and Microsoft Edge changes are the highlights<p>Microsoft is releasing a new Windows 10 preview build (15002) to testers today. It’s the first of the year, and it’s packed full of new features and changes. One of the first additions is a new tab preview bar in Microsoft Edge, …

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Why Do Rockets Need So Much Fuel If, In Space, There Is Nothing to Slow Them Down?

<i>Why do rockets need so much fuel if, in space, there is nothing to slow them down once they are up to speed?</i><p><b>Robert Frost:</b><p>The propellant is primarily …

Nearest Potentially Habitable Alien Planet Has Three Suns

Move over Tatooine — having two suns is old news. New research shows that the closest exoplanet to Earth — Proxima b — may have just one-upped the …

Proxima Centauri

NASA Will Try Find ‘Star Wars’ Like Planets In Search For Alien Life

There are only eight planets in our solar system, including Earth, but in the 20 years since humans first detected a planet outside our celestial …

Forget Mars, Aim for Titan

The largest moon of Saturn has lakes, clouds, an atmosphere and just enough gravity. Settlers could don wings and fly around in the heavy air. Homer Hickam reviews “Beyond Earth” by Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix.<p>After the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the moon, Neil Armstrong, Buzz …

A Planet Around Proxima Centauri Could Be Habitable, and It's Not Alone

Proxima Centauri is a tiny little star that, in the grand scheme of the universe, wouldn’t seem that notable except for two things: The first is that …

Universe

Dr. Robert Zubrin on Nat Geo’s ‘Mars’ and Our Future on the Red Planet

The National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” is a six-part global event series that depicts mankind’s first crewed mission to Mars in the year 2033. This …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

The mystery deepens: Astronomers close in on origin of enigmatic 'Alien Signals'

<b>Is there someone out there trying to communicate with Earth? No one knows what causes these powerful signals, but some people have speculated that</b> …

Is There Another 'You' Out There In A Parallel Universe?

One of the most exciting and enticing topics to speculate about is the idea that our reality — our Universe the way it is and the way we experience it — might not be the only version of events out there. Perhaps there are other Universes, perhaps even with different versions of ourselves, different …

Dark Matter

Scientists discover a nearby superearth

Ph.D. student Alejandro Suárez Mascareño, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL), and his thesis …

Another Earth might exist right next door — and this tiny telescope may be the first to see it

The first telescope to photograph a "pale blue dot" of another Earth in a distant solar system may not be funded by NASA, the European Space Agency, or some other government agency.<p>It might come from Kickstarter.<p>Dubbed Project Blue, the effort isn't run by hucksters out to peddle unrealistic …

Meet your neighbor—an Earthlike planet just 4 light-years away

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Physicists Think Gravitational Waves Might Permanently Alter Spacetime

Whoa.<p>Back in February this year, the world celebrated when physicists finally detected gravitational waves - the tiny ripples in spacetime first …

Surprise! The universe has 10 times as many galaxies as scientists thought

The universe just got a lot more crowded. Astronomers using<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope say that there are around two trillion galaxies in the cosmos — at least 10 times higher than previously thought.<p>The findings, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, shed light on the evolution of the …

Proxima b: Newly discovered planet 'likely' to support life, say scientists

The discovery of alien life could be a step closer after scientists found a newly discovered planet is “likely” to harbour life forms.<p>A team at the …

Astronomy

The myths and reality about interstellar travel

Is reaching alien planets outside our Solar System actually possible, and if so, how would it work?<p>Science fiction writers and moviemakers have shown us countless visions of humanity spread out across the Universe, so you might be forgiven for thinking that we’ve already got this in the bag. …

Universe

UFO spotted on Nasa live International Space Station stream was 'NOT a solar flare'

A strange blue light hovers over earth in images being circulated amongst UFO enthusiasts as the latest evidence of extra terrestrial life.<p>Footage …

Paranormal