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Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

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<i>Star WarsTM</i> is the movie that proved science fiction could be a blockbuster. Within the Star Wars fandom, <b>May Fourth is celebrated as “Star Wars Day.”</b> …

Terrifying unexplained mysteries of deep space

Space is big and dark, and since there is no air, no one can hear you scream as you float away forever and ever and ever. But those are only the …

Ask Ethan: Why Is There A Limit To What Physics Can Predict?

If you divide the matter in the Universe into smaller and smaller constituents, you’ll eventually reach a limit when you hit a fundamental, indivisible particle. All macroscopic objects can be divided into molecules, then atoms, then electrons (which are fundamental) and nuclei, then protons and …

“Why Do We Exist?” Sankarshan Das: The other day I...

“Why Do We Exist?”<br>Sankarshan Das: The other day I had a wonderful meeting with a gentleman named Danny, who is writing a paper on “faith and reason.” …

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

aydın büyüktaş bends brains with dizzyingly distorted views of american landscapes

<b>just over a year ago, turkish artist aydın büyüktaş turned the streets of istanbul upside down to form surreal city scenes for his series ‘flatland’.</b> …

Buying Your First Telescope? What You Need to Know

Hoping to buy a telescope this holiday season? To make sure that you make the right purchase — one that will foster a lifelong love of astronomy for …

The Mystery Of Ancient Vimana – Flying Machines That Were On Earth 6000 Years Ago

If we go back to Ancient Indian history, their sacred texts – Vedas talk about amazing flying ships that came to Earth around 6000 years ago – …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope

Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don't mind putting in a …

A practical guide to help your kid become an astronaut

The most important thing is to support and feed her interest without taking control of her interest. You have to be constantly ready to offer up something, but she has to feel that she is in charge of her own future. So, your job is to find resources and opportunities for her.<p>To inspire and …

Caribbean Sea's Curious 'Whistle' Detected from Space

The murmur of lapping ocean waves and the crash of breaking surf are familiar to any beachgoer. But scientists recently discovered a remarkable ocean …

Is there life after death? Some genes turn on after the body's demise, study finds

‘Is there life after death?’ is a question that has dominated human thinking since time immemorial.<p>But now researchers have discovered that an …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

From sneaky sodium traps to dicey dishes that put you at risk for food poisoning, these are the menu items you’re better off skipping.

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: Best Summer Reads

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

The biggest problem for aid agencies is to reach the so-called “final fifth”–the roughly 20% of kids worldwide who don’t have ready access to health …

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The stunning space wallpaper depicts a pulsar wind nebula, produced by the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. You can download this, or any of our stellar space wallpapers, right here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/10v46

'Square' Hole In Sun Blows High-Speed Solar Wind | Video

A powerful jet shooting from a supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy shines in a newly released image and video tour. Check them out here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/pgmy

Astronomers have found a mind-bogglingly large structure — so big it takes light 10 billion years to traverse — in a distant part of the universe. What is it? Find out here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ptgn

Was it the "Hand of God" nebula or the launch of the Cygnus space craft to the International Space Station? Vote on your favorite space stories from last week here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/mdv8

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle put a 2.1-ton communications satellite in orbit this month, boosting prospects for the medium-class launcher after a spate of mishaps in recent years. Read more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/mhab

Lagoon Nebula is a Sea of Starbirth | Video

Incomprehensible as it sound, inflation poses that the universe initially expanded far faster than the speed of light and grew from a subatomic size to a golf-ball size almost instantaneously. Read the story here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/n5g4

A mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before. The strange Mars rock was spotted by Opportunity on Jan. 8 in a spot where, 13 days earlier, there was nothing. What do scientists think it is? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/n6j3

Coolest paper airplane ever and the plane nut who built it (Q&A)

There are airplane nuts, and then there is Luca Iaconi-Stewart. Since 2008, the now 22-year-old has been crafting a scale-model of a Boeing 777-300ER. Out of manila folders.<p>Though he took off two years from the project while he was in school, Iaconi-Stewart has pretty much devoted his time to the …

The 'Hand of God" is just one of the amazing nebulas in our universe, and you can see more of them here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/m58t