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Facts on black holes you need to know

Black holes are as interesting as they are terrifying. For decades we’ve been trying to figure them out and understand their impact on the universe. …

Amazing views of waltzing nearby stars

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to follow the 2 brown dwarfs in the Luhman 16AB system, as they move both across the sky and around each …

Ask Ethan: Why Do Stars Come In Different Sizes?

If you were to compare planet Earth to the Sun, you’d find that you’d have to stack 109 Earths atop one another just to go from one end of the Sun to the other. Yet there are stars out there that are much smaller than the Earth… and much, much larger than even Earth’s orbit around the Sun! How is …

What Is A Singularity?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

Scientists Have Discovered a Planet That's as Hot as a Star

The hottest planet ever discovered has a surface that is nearly as hot as the sun, scientists say.<p>KELT-9b, a gas giant about 650 light years away …

NASA’s Hubble Spots Universe’s Brightest Galaxies, Thanks To Gravitational Lensing

Hubble Space Telescope, a collaboration between NASA and European Space Agency, has captured images of the brightest infrared galaxies in the …

Uncovering and Understanding Newly-Found Supernovas

One of the most exciting things that an astronomer could possibly see in their line of work has to be a stellar explosion – or in other words a …

Here's How Big A Massive Black Hole Can Actually Get

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Martin Silvertant.<p>As the size of a black hole defined by the Schwarzschild radius relates to …

Scientists Watch Star Become Black Hole, But They Were Expecting Supernova

Scientists expected to see an enormous star explode in a supernova but they may have watched it collapse into a black hole instead.<p>NASA’s Goddard …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Black Hole Or Supernova Star Explosion? Scientists Spot Galaxy’s Mysterious Bright Spot

Scientists may have found a new supernova explosion or supermassive black hole in a galaxy about 600 million light years from Earth after pointing a …

‘Naked Singularity’ Can Exist In 4D In A ‘Saddle’-Shaped Universe, Undermining General Relativity

If found outside a black hole, a singularity — a place where the intensity of gravity breaks down the laws of physics governing space and time — …

Controversial theory says expansion of universe is driven by quantum fluctuations—not dark energy

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Canada, has proposed a radical new theory about the expansion of the universe. …

Researchers propose new type of planetary object

Scientists suggest in a new study the existence of a planetary object called a "synestia," a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporized …

This Supermassive Black Hole is on the Run

Supermassive Black Holes generally stay in place, sucking up cosmic material in the center of galaxies and changing the way they evolve over time. …

Einstein's biggest blunder turned out to explain one of the greatest scientific revelations of the 20th century

Brian Greene, Columbia University physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains how today's physicists and mathematicians use an Einsteinian formula to explain the universe that Einstein himself originally thought was false.<p>You can learn more fascinating science at this year's …

Physics

Naked Singularities Can Actually Exist in a Three-Dimensional Universe, Physicists Predict

Where the laws of physics no longer apply.<p>For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that a universe like ours with three spatial dimensions …

When Was Dark Matter Formed?

Was dark matter created during the Big Bang?<p>Our current understanding of the event dubbed the Big Bang implies that <i>all</i> matter, and <i>all</i> energy, appeared in our Universe at that moment. Ever since then, the Universe has been changing, and those changes are reflected in the behavior of matter and …

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory.<p>The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the normal …