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Distant Jupiter-like world may be the darkest planet ever found

Astronomers may have discovered one of the darkest planets ever seen. It’s so dark, they’re comparing it to charcoal.<p>WASP-104b is a fast gas giant. …

Astronomy

The First Black Hole Close-Up

Astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet didn’t have a supercomputer when he showed the world what a black hole looks like. He just had an IBM 7040 and a …

Black Holes

Sci-Fi FX | Sci-Fi Sound Effects Library

31 %<p>OFF<p>Ends 1524780000<p>$29$20<p>203 designed glitches, textures, robots, UFOs, machines and other effects. Everything from a malfunctioning robot to a …

Music Production

A diamond-encrusted meteorite that fell to Earth may come from a long-lost planet in our solar system

After a 4.5-billion-year journey through space, a car-size rock fell to Earth on October 7, 2008. The stony meteorite, called asteroid 2008 TC 3, plunged through the atmosphere, exploded, and rained its pieces over the Nubian Desert in Africa.<p>Meteorite hunters recovered about 50 fragments, which …

Earth Science

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

Three years of staring lets scientists capture a neutron star “glitch” | Ars Technica

For a fraction of a second, a pulsar stopped pulsing.<p>Neutron stars are the most dense form of matter in our Universe (black holes cram more stuff …

Physics

There’s only so much time left to look for life on Mars before life arrives from Earth

STANFORD, Calif. — NASA has been looking for life on Mars for more than 40 years, but the quest could get a lot more complicated when earthly life …

Space Exploration

Gravitational Waves Could Solve Long List of Mysteries

In the mid-1980s, Bernard Schutz came up with a new solution to one of astronomy's oldest problems: how to measure the distance from Earth to other …

Gravitational Waves

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Universe

In infrared, Io appears alive with volcanos

The Juno spacecraft, now orbiting Jupiter, acquired this infrared image of the giant planet’s moon Io. Each fiery dot is an active volcano.<p>Jupiter’s …

Astronomy

Life on nearest exoplanet may have been wiped out by superflare

Don’t pack your bags for Proxima Centauri just yet. Astronomers have seen the star emit a superflare that briefly made it 68 times brighter than …

North Carolina

NASA’s 3D flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole is absolutely terrifying

Back in early March, NASA released some really stunning images that the Juno probe captured of Jupiter’s poles. The pictures were created using the …

Astronomy

Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious …

Dark Matter

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price | Ars Technica

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness.<p>NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the Apollo program on a …

Space Exploration

New Planets May Be Forming Around Young Nearby Stars, Dusty Disks Suggest

Diverse disks of dusty material have been spotted around nearby young stars, suggesting new planets are sprouting up around the alien stars.<p>New …

Universe

Why Is Jupiter's Great Red Spot Shrinking?

The mystery behind the solar system’s most famous storm<p>The most recognizable storm in the solar system used to be so big that it could fit three whole Earths. Now, it has room for only one.<p>Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking, and has been for decades.<p>The earliest observations of a massive, red …

Astronomy

This Stunning Video on The History of Time Will Make You Have Feelings About The Entire Universe

You need to see this.<p>Although we use it every day, time is complicated.<p>When we break it up into small pieces, most people are pretty good at …

Universe

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

New AI Program Classifies Planets and Predicts Probability of Life

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses artificial intelligence to classify planets and, in turn, determine whether life may exist on …

Artificial Intelligence

Three Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing Lines

0<p>SHARES<p>One of the most common roadblocks many jazz guitarists face is that after learning your essential chord shapes, how do you take those …

Electric Guitar

Expand Your Soloing Vocabulary with the Half-Whole Symmetrical Diminished Scale

0<p>SHARES<p>Last month, I discussed ways for guitar players to expand their improvising vocabulary. I’m a big proponent of transcribing other musicians’ …

Electric Guitar

Hubble space telescope captures image of most distant star ever seen

Icarus is a blue supergiant, a rare type of star that is larger than the Sun and far more luminous<p>It might look like a tiny speck amid a bejewelled vista of the universe, but scientists say a pinprick of light in an image captured by the Hubble space telescope is the most distant individual star …

Universe

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets

As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which volunteers search …

Machine Learning

Search for life beyond Earth intensifies

Astronomers say there are more than 100bn planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Potentially, some of them could be habitable by living creatures, and …

Astronomy

'Marsquakes' could shake up planetary science

Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.

Chemistry

The Best Astronomy Apps for Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers

In the old days of stargazing, before smartphones and tablets and desktop computers existed, astronomers relied on star charts and catalogs to find …

Apps

Lesson: Learn From Jazz Great Thelonious Monk

Bill EvansOctober 11, 2017<p>Thelonious Sphere Monk was a brilliant jazz pianist and composer, active from the 1940s through the early ’70s. You are, …

Electric Guitar

Hubble Telescope Captures Cosmic 'Tug-of-War' Between Galaxies

Two galaxies surrounding our Milky Way are playing a game of gravitational tug-of-war, and new data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed …

Universe

New York / Chicago In Potential Crash Path Of Out Of Control Chinese Space Station

An out of control Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is predicted to crash to Earth this April Fools weekend. The crash path, which includes major cities such as Boston and New York as well as Chicago is still highly uncertain.<p>The European Space Station’s current model predicts the reentry window …

Space Exploration