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NASA's Warp-Drive Solution for Faster-Than-Light Space Travel (A 2013 Most Popular)

“Space has been expanding since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago,” said Dr. White, 43, who runs the research project told the New York Times. “And …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Why brighter stars at this time of year?

No matter where you are on Earth on December, January and February evenings, you’re looking toward bright stars in our local spiral arm.<p>As seen …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

Bizarre Star Could Host a Neutron Star in Its Core

Astronomers say that they have discovered the first example of a long-sought cosmic oddity: a bloated, dying star with a surprise in its core — an …

'Drumbeat is getting louder' for mission to Europa after water geyser hints at life under oceans of ice

Water and organic chemicals make Jupiter’s tiny moon the most exciting destination in the solar system, says Michael Hanlon.<p>Where there is water, …

Milky Way Shakes, Rattles and Rolls…

For decades astronomers have puzzled over the many details concerning the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy. Now a group of scientists headed by Ivan …

Dark Matter Reveals the Structure of the Universe

Physics is both deeply inspiring and deeply humbling, in a way that few other disciplines are today. On the one hand, physicists have found the …

The Objects in Space That We Really, Really Can't Explain

Forget UFOs — there are a lot of objects and events in space that are identified, but still completely incomprehensible. From planets in our solar …

China's lunar rover Yutu says 'Goodnight, humanity,' fails to wake up (updated) - ExtremeTech

China’s lunar rover Yutu says ‘Goodnight, humanity,’ fails to wake up (updated)<p>By on February 12, 2014 at 11:06 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Jumping stars hold clues to Milky Way's past

Stuart Gary<p>Related Stories<p>RAVE study finds Milky Way moves like a dance crowd, Science Online, 30 Oct 2013<br>• Massive galactic cloud survey begins, …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Cosmic 'web' seen for first time

<b>The hidden tendrils of dark matter that underlie the visible Universe may have been traced out for the first time.</b><p>Cosmology theory predicts that galaxies are embedded in a cosmic web of "stuff", most of which is dark matter.<p>Astronomers obtained the first direct images of a part of this network, by …

An amazing new photo of Saturn's north pole puts the planet's odd hexagon-shaped jet stream and dazzling rings on display: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/oivx

Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

At least, not as we've defined them. In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even …

Antimatter gravity experiments: Could it unify the standard model and general relativity?

Here's a pitch that didn't make it past the Chiquita marketing execs: Bananas are nature's antimatter dispensers. Those ubiquitous yellow fruits are …

Mars mystery solved: doughnut-shaped rock was rover roadkill

Mars watchers got excited last month when NASA's Opportunity Rover snapped a surprising set of pictures: a jelly doughnut-shaped rock had seemingly appeared where none previously existed. However, it appears the rock, dubbed "Pinnacle Island" by researchers, has a surprisingly simple explanation. …

Space observatory will blast off on mission to find another Earth

The European Space Agency will launch an observatory into space designed to seek out potentially habitable planets outside of our solar system. The PLATO — Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars — mission will search for planets by monitoring the brightness of up to a million nearby stars.<p>The …

NASA Observes Immense Solar Flare --What Triggers Them a Puzzle

IRIS peers into a layer of the sun's lower atmosphere just above the surface, called the chromosphere, with unprecedented resolution. However, IRIS …

Clouds circling a supermassive black hole

An international team of astronomers sight huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. Watch a video depicting …

‘Black widow’ pulsars consume their mates

Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for killing and devouring their partners. Astronomers have noted …

We 'Hype' Alien World Findings Amid Little Data, Exoplanet Scientist Says

With exoplanet discoveries coming at us several times a month, finding these worlds is a hot field of research. Once the planets are found and …

Caught on Camera: Supernova Spits Out Pulsar

For a cosmic adrenaline rush, it’s hard to beat a supernova. It happens when a star detonates at the end of its life, blasting gases and other debris …

Closest, brightest supernova in decades is also a little weird, say astronomers

Analysis of the supernova discovered last month is suggesting to Berkeley scientists that what we think of as ‘normal’ supernovae behavior is …

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Other Universes - MIT Technology Review

There’s something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. Last month, Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State …

Dark Matter

Paradox Solved? How Information Can Escape from a Black Hole

Every black hole conceals a secret — the quantum remains of the star from which it formed, say a group of scientists, who also predict that these …

A ghostly nebula shining about 5,000 light-years from Earth is also the coldest known object in the universe. Read more about the Boomerang Nebula: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/t04a

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Black hole may have sent star cluster hurtling toward Earth

Scientists believe they’ve found the fastest-approaching object in the universe<p>Most of the universe is rushing away from us. It's not that we're particularly repellent; it's just that the universe is expanding, pushing most other galaxies away. Light from distant galaxies travels toward us through …