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Scientists Have Detected an Unexplained Explosion Coming From a Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light-Years Away

1,000 times more energy than every star in the galaxy.<p>Scientists have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date - and within it, they've …

European Space Agency

See our solar system like you've never seen it before

Book Excerpt: Otherworlds<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson.</i><p><i>Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top right of each image to enlarge.</i><p><i>Excerpted from Otherworlds by Michael Benson, published by Abrams</i> …

Astronomy

Sunbreaker, Stormcaller, Nightstalker: All The Facts On 'Destiny's' New Subclasses

I got my first look at <i>Destiny’s</i> new <i>The Taken King</i> expansion at E3 this week, and I like what I see so far. The first story mission builds on the succesful evolution the game began with <i>House of Wolves</i>, finally getting back to some of that epic, Halo-style storytelling that we know Bungie is capable …

Technology

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Black hole winds stop star formation

It’s the first time astronomers have seen a supermassive black hole in action, blowing away its galaxy’s reservoir of star-making gas.<p>One of the …

Universe

Project Morpheus Made Us Believers in VR - IGN Video

Max went face-on with Sony's Project Morpheus, and walked away a changed man.

Sony

Spacewatch: Dawn’s arrival at Ceres

Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Ceres and speculation is mounting about what it will find after it enters orbit around the dwarf planet on 6 March. Since Dawn orbited the asteroid Vesta during 2011-2012, it will become the first spacecraft to orbit two bodies beyond the Earth.<p>Mainly …

Astronomy

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang<p>A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists …

Universe

How Big Would A Meteorite Have To Be To Wipe Out All Human Life?

Short answer: 60 miles wide, give or take<p>When it comes to meteorites, the bigger they are, the more havoc they generally wreak. In 1997, University of Colorado geoscientist Brian Toon and colleagues predicted the aftermath of meteorite impacts of various sizes. They found that a space rock half a …

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APOD: Long Lovejoy and Little Dumbbell (2015 Feb 27)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST) …

Second Bright Spot Is Further Evidence That Ceres Is A Death Star

Clearly its planet-destroying superlaser is just firing up<p>You can’t trick us, Ceres. Out there in the asteroid belt, in the dark space between Mars and Jupiter, you’ve been keeping secrets. Scientists thought your shiny white spot was probably some kind of ice or a glassy deposit from a volcanic …

Astronomy