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Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Washington (AFP) - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern …

National Geographic Weirdest Planets - HD Documentary

From One Collapsing Star, Two Black Holes Form and Fuse

Black holes—massive objects in space with gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them—come in a variety of sizes. On the …

Watch the Sun Split Apart

Here’s your amazing oh-my-gosh-space-is-so-cool video of the day — a “canyon of fire” forming on the Sun after the liftoff and detachment of an …

Newly spotted wet asteroids point to far-flung Earth-like planets

For the first time, astronomers have observed the shattered remains of an asteroid that points to the potential for life in a dying solar system 150 light years away.<p>The findings, which used data from NASA's Hubble and FUSE telescopes, as well as from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, were published …

Universe

Exploding Asteroids Pose Greater Threat Than Direct Hits

An "airburst" warning scale is needed for asteroids, cautions one expert.<p>An asteroid bursting apart in midair over a city poses a greater threat to humanity than a long-feared "planet buster" smacking into Earth, suggests one impact expert. He calls for a revised system of planetary defense focused …

Could black holes have "hair"? In a challenge to traditional models, new research suggests black holes could be quite "hairy," with more tangled features than previously believed. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/eu5m Astronomer John Wheeler, who coined the term "black hole" nearly 50 years ago, famously said that "black holes have no hair" because of their simplicity. Now "hair" is used as a colloquial term among physicists as a stand-in for any other measure needed to describe a black hole that departs from the traditional three-quantity model.

How the largest star known is tearing itself apart

Astronomers have observed part of the final death throes of the largest known star in the Universe as it throws off its outer layers. The discovery …

400-Meter-Wide Asteroid Could Hit Earth in 2032

MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian astronomers have discovered a large asteroid that could hit Earth in 2032, though the impact risk is …

This is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon

Take a look around the Moon… no, really, take a good look AROUND the Moon! This is a fantastic animation of our planetary partner in space made by …

World's 10 Most Mysterious Pictures Ever Taken