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A Conspiracy A Month? Trump Calls For 2 Investigations — With No Evidence

Early Saturday morning, President Trump launched into one of his favorite pastimes — tweeting allegations with no evidence to back them up.<p>His latest unfounded claims: an assertion that President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during last year's elections. He accused his …

Donald Trump

John Glenn's Extraordinary Life in Pictures

A visual remembrance.<p>John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling the globe in just over five hours. One of the United States' seven original astronauts, he was just the fifth human being ever to travel beyond our planet's atmosphere and brave the final frontier. In that moment, …

Space Exploration

John Glenn: A Life in Pictures

Space Shuttle

Ask Ethan: How Do Gravitational Waves Escape From A Black Hole?

Perhaps the greatest discovery of all announced in 2016 was the direct detection of gravitational waves. Even though they had been predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity 101 years prior, it took the development of a laser interferometer sensitive to ripples in space that would …

Black Holes

Why Trump scrapping NASA climate funding is bad news for our planet

Advisers to the new US president-elect have promised to slash funding to NASA's Earth division in favor of investing further in space exploration. …

Here's What It Would Be Like If Trump Narrated Planet Earth

"That Mother Earth. She's a nasty woman."<p>America is officially transitioning into the era of Trump, and to be frank, there's a lot to take in. One of the latest developments is the announcement that over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump tapped Myron Ebell, a climate-change skeptic, to lead …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Finally Admits President Obama Born in U.S.

Donald Trump on Friday finally conceded that President Barack Obama was born in the United States and falsely blamed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for starting rumors about the president’s citizenship.<p>The admission was a major reversal for the Republican nominee, who for years has been the …

Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting

Donald Trump seemed to repeatedly accuse President Obama on Monday of identifying with radicalized Muslims who have carried out terrorist attacks in the United States and being complicit in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, the worst the country has ever seen.<p>"Look, …

Donald Trump

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Hawking team updates soft hair theory to help solve black hole information paradox

(Phys.org)—Stephen Hawking, along with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger has updated his ideas regarding solving the black hole information …

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Amazing Mars portrait: How did Hubble get that detail?

A new picture of Mars shows close details of its surface in breathtaking detail.<p>It may be years before ordinary Earthlings get to see the surface of …

This Textbook Cover Is Going Viral for the Craziest Reason Ever

This sh*t cray.<p>Here's a real mindfuck for your Saturday afternoon!<p>This College Prep Algebra textbook is freaking out the entire internet because the people on the cover of the book are posing for the cover of the book holding the book that they're on the cover of. In other words: MY BRAIN! I need a …

Mars and Earth are getting closer (for now)

<b>(CNN) —</b> We haven't seen Mars like this in more than a decade.<p>The red planet will soon be closer to Earth that it has been in 11 years: On May 30, Mars will be about 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) from Earth. Yes, that's still a long way off, but sometimes Mars is 249 million miles …

Attention amateur astronomers! If you’re in the mood for...

Attention amateur astronomers! If you’re in the mood for personally “catching” two bright planets, the lunar proximity method will be helpful …

Buzz Aldrin Hates Being Called the Second Man on the Moon

For the Apollo 11 astronaut, launching into space was easy. Returning back to Earth was harder.<p>Buzz Aldrinis a living legend: a bona fide American hero and tireless public servant. The Apollo 11 astronaut walked on the moon and took the first selfie in space. He’s even appeared on <i>30 Rock</i>, <i>The</i> …

Mars Gears Up For Its Closest Approach To Earth In Over A Decade

Relative to the stars in the sky, planets generally move slightly towards the east from night-to-night.<p>But beginning tonight, Mars will move to the west, commencing retrograde motion, which continues until June 30th.<p>This isn’t due to Mars changing its motion, but rather to Earth, orbiting inner to …

Astronomy

Automatic Star Aligning Telescope is perfect for beginners

Those who are new to the world of astronomy would definitely find it rather challenging to point out just which particular constellation is which, …

NASA will intentionally start a fire on a cargo ship in space

No astronauts will be harmed during the experiment<p>NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft, filled with supplies and science experiments, into lower Earth orbit on Tuesday. There, the spacecraft will dock with the ISS and replenish the crew with food, water, and …

This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

Astronomy

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Could The Large Hadron Collider Make An Earth-Killing Black Hole?

Every time we push the frontiers of knowledge, it comes with a risk, and it comes with the prospect of a reward. The risks are many: failure to find anything new, futility of the experiment to function as designed, and even the possibility of damage and destruction if things go awry. But the …

Physics

What happens to its stuff when a black hole vanishes? - Futurity

A new theory lets scientists follow a black hole's life over time. What they find is striking.

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Universe

How to be part of NASA's mission to Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is spinning towards Jupiter for a July 4 arrival and the space agency is calling on all astronomers to help with the …

Mars Had a Volcanic Blowup So Huge That It Tilted the Whole Planet

Space is so metal.<p>Earth has had some whoppers of volcanic explosions in the past, including one that may have been half of the one-two punch that led to the extinction of dinosaurs. But Mars can easily blow any of that away. It once had a volcanic eruption so huge, that it tilted the entire face of …

Geophysics

NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren …

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

Leonardo DiCaprio Lectures Oscars About Global Warming After Using Private Jet 6 Times in 6 Months » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Leonardo DiCaprio used the platform of his Oscar success last night to lecture tens of millions of viewers about global warming, but the actor failed …

The “super chill” reason SpaceX keeps aborting launches

Last night, SpaceX aborted its third attempt in four days to launch the SES-9 satellite, which bodes ill for a company hoping to demonstrate a speedy and predictable pace of rocket launches this year.<p>After bad weather on the first attempt, the last two failures to launch were linked to the upgraded …