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Zapping away space junk

Planet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circle in low orbit, threatening serious damage, even death, if any were to …

NASA --"Is It On the Verge of Discovering 'Warp Bubbles' Enabling Dreams of Interstellar Travel?"

There have been hints in recent news that NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that could make the local universe accessible for human …

NASA is about to solve a major mystery about dwarf planet Ceres

NASA<p>Back in January astronomers got one of their first close-up glimpses of dwarf planet Ceres, and they were baffled.<p>The tiny planet is the largest …

5 new supernovas discovered by citizen scientists

More than 40,000 citizen stargazers have helped to classify over 2 million celestial objects and identify five never-before-seen supernovas, in a …

NASA Gives Innovation a Stellar Boost

You may never get to ride in a spacecraft or walk on the moon, but you can get your hands on lots of NASA data to help you come up with …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Strange Object Found -- "The Long-Sought 'Missing Link' That Creates a Neutron Star or Black Hole"

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) have found a long-sought "missing link" between supernova explosions that …

What is dark energy?

The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even …

Mystery of sun's corona solved? It's nanoflares, scientists say

One of the greatest mysteries of how stars behave has been right in our own backyard: the sun's corona. Scientists have long wondered what heats this thin, ethereal shell of particles to roughly 300 times the temperature of the surface of the sun itself.<p>Now, after combining evidence from a sounding …

Astronomy

Astrophysicists come up with most complete 3D map of universe

Astrophysicists from the University of Waterloo have managed to create the best yet 3D map of the universe. It spans almost two billion light years …

Gaia Spacecraft Mistaken for Earth's New Moon

Earth had a new moon on Monday for about 13 hours... or so we thought. On Monday morning, astronomer Gareth Williams from the International …

Our Universe might just be a hologram

What’s that, you say – our universe is a figment of our imagination? Not so much. When you hear the world “hologram”, you might immediately assume …

Flash Of Light From Deep Space May Have Confirmed Merging Of Two Black Holes

Mystery of what caused brightest flash in the universe solved<p>Astronomers say a flashing light from the depths of space may prove a theory that black …

Where Is the Edge of the Universe?

What goes through your mind when you gaze up at the night sky? Do you see all those twinkling lights and WONDER what they are? You probably already …

"Supermassive Black Hole Exists Where It Shouldn't Be" --Inside a Blob Galaxy

Hickox says there may be similar small galaxies in the known universe, but this is one of the only ones close enough to allow detailed study. Lead …

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There’s no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no <i>obvious</i> signs, according to a recent survey performed by researchers …

Universe

Sen: Probing an Alien Solar System

In 2008, the nearby star HR 8799 earned a place in the history books: It was the first star orbited by multiple planets directly seen in photographs. …

Astronomy

Shoemaker-Levy 9: Comet's Impact Left Its Mark on Jupiter

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 experienced one of the most spectacular ends that humans ever witnessed. Several months after its discovery, pieces of the …

Why some scientists think Pluto should be a planet again

With the New Horizons probe set to become the first spacecraft to fly by Pluto on Tuesday, the debate over its official status has flared up again — and there are several good reasons most astronomers no longer consider Pluto a planet.<p>For one, in terms of size, Pluto is much closer to Eris, Haumea, …

Clusters of monster stars lit up the early universe