Kyle McMurtrey

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1 Million Habitable Planets Could (Theoretically) Orbit a Black Hole. Here's How

A black hole could have 1 million planets orbiting near it that are potentially capable of supporting life as we know it, an astrophysicist …

NASA found something on Mars and it’s holding a press conference on Thursday to tell everyone

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for a long, long time. Back in March it tallied its 2,000th Martian day, which is 2,054 Earth …

Space Travel

Virgin Galactic's most recent test flight looks totally sci-fi in new video

Virgin Galactic has done it again.<p>The Richard Branson-founded spaceflight company just lofted and landed the second powered test flight of its …

Space Travel

You Could Get Credit For a Supernova Discovery by Participating in This Free Online Project

"I discovered an exploding star. And what do you do?"<p>Calling all citizen scientists! A project looking for those dying, exploding stars called …

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system

NASA/ JPL<p><b>Scientists found surprising evidence that there may be a ninth planet in our solar system.</b>• <b><br>In a new paper, scientists announced the discovery</b> …

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

New Multiverse Research Suggests Scientists Need a New Law of Dark Energy

Though sensationalized in movies like <i>Donnie Darko</i>, the multiverse is a hypothetical concept debated by many scientists, and two new studies up the …

Dark Matter

European Space Agency considers 3 new mission concepts

ESA considers a high-energy survey of the early universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus …

A Rogue Star Hurtling Towards The Solar System Is Going to Arrive Sooner Than We Realised

Yikes...<p>According to new calculations, we may have a little less time to prepare for a star on course to kiss the edges of our Solar System.<p>Yep. …

This Asteroid Shouldn’t Be Where Astronomers Found It

At first the astronomers thought it was a mistake. They had found a carbon-covered asteroid floating among countless icy bodies far away in our solar system. The newly discovered space rock, which they named 2004 EW95, was something the scientists would have expected to have seen in the asteroid …

An Experiment With 100,000 Gamers Just Proved Einstein Got It Wrong About 'Spooky Action'

Sorry, Albert.<p>A new study involving more than 100,000 volunteer gamers is the latest to show that quantum entanglement works. It's a phenomenon …

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

ramelli

You Can Now Listen to The Weird 'Music' Made by Our Rotating Galaxy

A glorious way to experience space.<p>Ever wondered what the Milky Way might sound like as it rotates on its axis? According to a new "musical …

Magellanic Clouds above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds float overhead the Danish 1.54-metre telescope in this long-exposure image from the La Silla Observatory in …

'White Holes' May Be the Secret Ingredient in Mysterious Dark Matter

White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's …

Dark Matter

Kim Stanley Robinson Makes the Socialist Case for Space Exploration

There’s something about Mars. It tickles the imagination like no other planet; in our stories about it, fact and fiction tend to blur. …

The Best New Books About Epic Expeditions

North America was not the land of milk and honey that early explorers sought. It was a rocky, cold, foreboding obstacle blocking the way to the riches of Asia. The Vikings, Hernán Cortés, Juan de Fuca, Martin Frobisher, Sir Francis Drake, and virtually every captain dispatched across the pond by a …

'It's about expanding Earth': could we build cities in space?

Everyone on the planet sits on the shoreline of space. It’s this big ocean we should be exploring<p>We are creating the technology of Star Trek, building the replicator and transporter all in one with 3D printers<p>Our vision and imagination for what we can do in space has always far outstripped what …

Space Exploration

New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class of workers that sacrifice themselves to protect their colonies. An international team of researchers has now discovered a new …

It's The Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary, and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency are celebrating with a batch of stunning photos of the Lagoon Nebula, in all of its swirling, explosive beauty.<p>The Hubble "has offered a new view of the universe and …

Universe

Google's Complex Relationship With DeepMind Gets Exposed

The relationship between Google and DeepMind might not be as rosy as they’d like you to believe, according to an in-depth report from The Information, which cites several sources across both companies.<p>Google fought off Facebook to acquire DeepMind — a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab …

Artificial Intelligence

Having Big Genitals Can Spell Evolutionary Disaster, Say Paleobiologists

Bigger isn't always better, at least for some species.<p>For most animals, survival is all about being good at getting laid. That’s why sexual …

Zoology

SpaceX to Build Mars Rocket at Port of Los Angeles

On Monday, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced that commercial space flight company SpaceX will be building its new "BFR" spacecraft at the …

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator's unpublished works to become video games

The family of Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>, today announced it’s partnering with crowdfunding platform Fig to bring his unpublished works to the world as videos games.<p>Gary Gygax developed D&D in the 1970s with Dave Arneson, and Alex Gygax (Gary’s youngest son, who is …

Elon Musk drafts in humans after robots slow down Tesla Model 3 production

Elon Musk has admitted that automation has been holding back Tesla’s Model 3 production and that humans, rather than machines, were the answer.<p>The electric car maker’s chief executive said that one of the reasons Tesla has struggled to reach promised production volumes was because of the company’s …

Tesla Model 3

NASA and SpaceX Are About to Launch Planet-Hunting Satellite TESS

NASA and SpaceX are together launching a new satellite into space Monday, with the goal of finding other planets that can potentially support …

Street Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

Where do you start with street photography? In this video Chelsea Northrup hooks up with well-known <i>National Geographic</i> photographer Ira Block for a …