Angie Elyse Ayrton

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What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

Asteroid 'Grand Challenge:' A Call For Help Detecting Dangerous Asteroids

<b>Asteroid “grand challenge:” NASA is asking for help from the public, especially experts in fields related to astronomy and engineering, in</b> …

Space

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Hubble spots galaxies in close encounter

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this vivid image of a pair of interacting galaxies known as Arp 142.<p>When two galaxies stray too …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …