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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 …

This Ghostly Bubble Nebula Is the Product of a Truly Massive Star

There’s a spectacular bubble of gas forming around a massive star about 7,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Called the Bubble Nebula, the cosmic spectacle …

Universe

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers’ Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

Black Holes

Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole May Reveal the Universe's Hidden Fifth Force

Redefining Physics<p>For the most part, we seem to have our universe figured out: there are four fundamental forces that govern the interactions of …

Physics

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Why Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to swap places — and how it could affect us

The Earth's magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field — protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet's history includes at least several hundred global …

US scientists create metallic hydrogen on Earth ending 80-year quest for 'holy grail of high-pressure physics'

US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.<p>The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first …

Nasa's 'impossible' EmDrive could work, study says

The so-called 'impossible' hypothetical EmDrive thruster, that was designed to propel craft through space using electromagnetic waves, is …

Physicists Have Finally Confirmed a Decades-Old Explanation of Phase Transitions

A shift in space and time.<p>Researchers have finally confirmed a decades-old set of rules that describes strange shifts in space and time, known as …

Quantum Physics

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

Space Travel

NASA's Juno to Soar Closest to Jupiter This Saturday

An update on the Juno mission, from NASA.<p>This Saturday at 5:51 a.m. PDT, (8:51 a.m. EDT, 12:51 UTC) NASA's Juno spacecraft will get closer to the …

Astronomy

Exoplanets 101: Looking for life beyond our Solar System

If these patterns are regular and cyclical, corresponding to a tiny wobble in the star, chances are they are caused by a planet. Also called radial …

Universe

China's new satellite would create the world's largest quantum network

China’s quantum network could soon span two continents, thanks to a satellite launched earlier today. Launched at 1:40PM ET, the Quantum Science Satellite is designed to distribute quantum-encrypted keys between relay stations in China and Europe. When working as planned, the result could enable …

Scientists Spot Mysterious Object Beyond Neptune

There’s something unusual going on in the faint reaches of the solar system beyond Neptune. Researchers using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and …

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