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The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Science

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Nearby neutron star collision could cause calamity on Earth

Here’s the possibilities that we might expect from merging black holes, colliding neutron stars or supernovae<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far away — NGC 4993, to be exact — two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years spent slowly circling each other, in …

Black Holes

What Is The Greatest Wrong Theory In Physics?

A day or two ago, Sabine Hossenfelder wrote a blog post explaining why neutrinos point to physics beyond the Standard Model. When I linked to her post on Twitter, I repeated a flippant line I sometimes use in public lectures, namely that “The Standard Model is the greatest theory in the history of …

Physics

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this is the absolute fastest a car can accelerate

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O'Reilly talk about how tires are designed to maximize grip, and how that affects a car's acceleration and …

How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector

The universe has not cooperated with physicists’ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron …

Physics

Here's what would happen if North Korea tried to shoot down a US bomber

North Korea interpreted a tweet from President Donald Trump as a declaration of war and threatened to shoot down US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

LIGO

27 stunning photos of our universe

On August 21, you'll be able to stream the "first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years" live on Facebook. If you live in the US, you can also just walk outside and look up — as long as you're wearing a pair of protective glasses, that is.<p>Solar eclipse aside, there's a special sense of …

Cosmology

Astronomers Capture Wild Intergalactic Gamma Ray Burst As it Happens

On June 25, 2016 at 6pm ET, a flash of visible light appeared in the sky that, depending on your location, could have been visible with binoculars. …

We Vastly Underestimated How Many Black Holes Are Lurking in Space

Gravitational waves don't lie.<p>When scientists finally detected the existence of gravitational waves last year, it wasn't just a landmark moment …

Black Holes

The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks - Issue 50: Emergence

Christof Koch, a leading researcher on consciousness and the human brain, has famously called the brain “the most complex object in the known …

Universe

The Next Step In The Search For Aliens Is A Huge Telescope And A Ton Of Math

Aliens could be hiding on almost any of the Milky Way’s roughly 100 billion planets, but so far, we haven’t been able to find them (dubious claims to …

Proxima Centauri

Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes

Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair …

Black Holes

Nasa is releasing its old research videos. Here are nine of the best

Nasa has a rich and varied history. Its research and development arms have led to commercial spaceflight being a reality and its engineers have …

Aviation

The Next Major Blackout on Earth Will Be Caused by This Natural Source

Complete Darkness<p>In 1977, New York went dark in what many have called the most severe blackout in American history. Panic ensued, shop owners torched …

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Unveils Jupiter’s Deep Mysteries

On July 10, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” than ever before, capturing images of the ancient and gargantuan …

Astronomy

Here’s What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2016.<p>The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan …

Space Exploration

The Life Code: A Sky Full of Secrets

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should exercise caution when viewing this article as it contains names and images of deceased …

Astronomy

Solar Eclipse Day Could Resemble 'Zombie Apocalypse'

When millions of people want to see a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, massive crowds along the eclipse path could present challenges you haven't considered.<p>One month from today, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will make its way across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. As the clock ticks down …

Solar System

11 Scientific advances of the last 100 years gave us our entire Universe

From a Universe that went no bigger than our Milky Way to the trillions of galaxies in our expanding Universe, our knowledge increased one step at a …

Universe

Catch a Speeding Star: High-Velocity Milky Way Objects Tracked (Animation)

A new animated video from the European Space Agency shows how the stars in Earth's galaxy have moved over the last million plus years — and tracks …

Universe

Where did the antimatter go?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've no doubt heard of Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, and you may well have heard that it means that matter can be converted to energy and back again. That statement is true but incomplete.<p>What is more correct is that energy can be converted not only into matter, but also antimatter …

Universe

'We Don't Planet' Episode 13: Spiral Galaxies

Our Milky Way is one of many spiral galaxies in the universe. These collections of stars are characterized by their namesake arms that appear to wind …

Universe

Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Are Galactic Fugitives

The speediest stars zipping through the Milky Way galaxy are runaways from a small neighboring galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Scientists said they …

How A Solar Eclipse First Proved Einstein Right

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is our most successful, most sophisticated theory of gravity of all-time. Explaining everything from GPS signals to gravitational redshift, from gravitational lensing to merging black holes, and from the timing of pulsars to the orbit of Mercury, the …

Physics

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

Mergers & Acquisitions