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ALMA telescope spies a supermassive black hole’s spinning disk

For decades, astronomers have been talking about of galaxies with supermassive black holes at their cores. Now they say they’ve clearly confirmed a …

Black Holes

These Record Breaking Pics Were Snapped Further Out in Space Than Any Picture Ever Taken

Say cheese, Kuiper Belt.<p>The NASA New Horizons probe just set a new interstellar exploration record, taking pictures from further out in space than …

Solar System

Scientists Are Hunting for the 'Dark Photon'—a Portal to the Dark Universe

It appears that the Universe is full of dark matter—around six times more of it than there is regular matter. It has obvious visible effects, like …

Physics

Exploring the Orion Nebula: Excerpt from 'See It With A Small Telescope' (US 2018)

<i>Will Kalif is a writer, webmaster, and an avid telescope enthusiast currently living in New England. He has worked a full career in a variety of</i> …

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Scientists have identified two planets circling round a dim dwarf star as especially likely candidates to have habitable conditions, with probable water and a source of heat, attributes thought necessary for life beyond Earth.<p>Since their discovery last year, the seven planets and their star, called …

Astronomy

Here's Why You Don't Need to Worry About That Huge "Incoming" Asteroid

There's not going to be a "doomsday" on February 4.<p>An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. …

Asteroids

Brightening neutron-star collision stumps astrophysicists - Futurity

"This neutron-star merger is unlike anything we've seen before... it's a gift that seems to keep on giving.”

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

<i>Miguel Claro is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …

New Study on Black Hole Magnetic Fields Has Thrown a Huge Surprise at Astronomers

Space is full of mysteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the magnetic field of a black hole inside the Milky Way in multiple …

Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel

Mars has large deposits of near-pure water ice just beneath the surface at mid-latitudes, a discovery that could have huge implications for future …

Water

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes capture stunning image of farthest known galaxy in the universe

The galaxy named SPT0615-JD existed when the universe was 500 million years old.<p>NASA scientists have captured stunning and the clearest image of the …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists

A family of four planets orbiting a distant star was discovered last April, with the help of citizen scientists around the world. In a new paper, …

Supermassive Black Hole Lets Out A "Double Burp" After Feasting on Stars

Excuse you.<p>It looks like black holes have more in common with the eating habits of us earthlings that we thought.<p>Using images from the Hubble Space …

Black Holes

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Physics

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Nearby Starburst Surprises Scientists By Having Way Too Many Massive Stars

Our Milky Way galaxy isn’t alone in this corner of space—it’s orbited by a few smaller dwarf galaxies, including the Large Magellanic Cloud. Inside …

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

Shlomi Dolev Contributor<p>Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Guiron University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief scientist of Secret Double Octopus.<p>In …

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

NASA's Curiosity Rover spotted mysterious 'stick-like formations' on Mars

The images of these stick-like formations were taken by the Mars Curiosity rover on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.<p>NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has made a …

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Physics

China is planning to go to the dark side of the moon

This year, China plans to boldly go where no superpower has gone before — the far side of the moon.<p>In a bid to become the new world leader in lunar …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

Ethnography

China's bus-size space station could crash to Earth in about five hours — or sooner

<b>Update: The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has crashed in the South Pacific, see here for more.</b><p>China's first space station, called Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace," will soon break up over Earth into a fiery rain of space— and the predictions for when it's coming down are getting more exact.<p>The …

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Existence of advanced UFOs 'beyond reasonable doubt', says ex-Pentagon official who ran secret US government programme

The existence of unidentified flying objects using technology more advanced than human capabilities has been proved “beyond reasonable doubt”, the …

Paranormal

7 of The Most Epic Space Events You Should Get Ready For in 2018

Mark all of these in your calendar!<p>Life down here on Earth goes along like it always does, with all its messy, petty, awful squabbles, with rent and …

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

Universe