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The Hawaiian volcano that created a spectacular fire hose of lava just collapsed

Beautiful but deadly<p>A volcano in Hawaii was home to a dramatic feature last month: a “fire hose” of molten lava that streamed from a hole in a sea cliff into the Pacific Ocean. The creation of the stream was widely reported, and according to the US Geological Survey, the cliff has now collapsed.<p>The …

Geology

This Dwarf Planet's Freaky Ice Volcano Might Not Be Alone After All

The only thing cooler than a volcano is an <i>ice</i> volcano, obviously. Scientists think they’ve spotted these mounds of icy rock—called cryovolcanoes—on …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Universe

This Is The Closest-Ever Photo of a Moonlet Hiding in Saturn's Rings

Say hello to Daphnis.<p>While plow trucks across the US northwest pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a …

Astronomy

The Peak on Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas glows a shining white in this photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dominating the image is Mimas' defining feature Herschel …

Beyond Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Heads to Next Adventure

To Pluto and beyond!<p>Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for …

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

Astronomy

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Building The Greatest Space Telescope Of All

So, you want to see farther back into the Universe than ever before? To discover how it grew up; to measure the first stars and galaxies; to view it in a new way and to higher precision than ever before? In principle, it’s a straightforward challenge. Just build a larger primary mirror to gather …

Telescopes

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

Space Exploration
Virtual Reality

Something in space is killing off entire galaxies

When we think about the survival of the human race we often focus on making sure our planet stays alive and habitable, but out there in the depths of …

Facebook plans to invest more than $3 billion in VR over the next decade

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as a future computing platform that his company has a chance to own, though he admits it may take 5 – 10 years to bring it to the masses.<p>Members of the press had a rare opportunity to get a more unfiltered view into the future of Facebook’s virtual …

Virtual Reality

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Recovered SpaceX rocket arrives in Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first stage of a SpaceX rocket that landed on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean after a weekend launch has arrived in the Port of Los Angeles.<p>Spectators watched Tuesday as the landing barge entered the harbor with the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket standing …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Returns To Flight With Successful Falcon 9 Launch, Drone Ship Landing

SpaceX ended a four-and-a-half month hiatus in its operations by successfully launching a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

Microsoft HoloLens Review: Winning The Reality Wars

Like many, I followed the coverage of CES from the Las Vegas Convention Center as the world’s tech giants showed off the principles and ideas that will be driving the industry forwards over the next year and beyond. The rise of various realities – be they mixed, virtual, actual, augmented or …

Augmented Reality

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket for first time in 2017

SpaceX just launched and landed its first Falcon 9 rocket of the year. Watch the incredible landing footage as the first stage of the rocket flies to a floating platform in the ocean — it's nothing short of amazing.<p><i>Video courtesy of SpaceX.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Space Exploration

How The Hubble Space Telescope Changed The Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope took its first images in 1990, but there was a problem: the primary mirror was flawed. It was ever-so-slightly the wrong shape, meaning that the images it returned wound up slightly blurred and imperfect. It was really starting in 1993 — after the first servicing …

Cosmology

See What the Huygens Spacecraft Saw When it Landed on Saturn's Moon

Scientists used images from the probe to recreate its descent onto Titan.<p>Perhaps the most exciting part of the Cassini spacecraft's 12-and-a-half years orbiting Saturn was back in December 2004, when the mothership deposited the European Space Agency's Huygens probe. Twenty days later, in January …

Astronomy

We Still Don't Know How Fast The Universe Is Expanding

Once we discovered that the Universe was expanding, the next scientific step was to determine what the rate of expansion was. Despite the fact that it’s been more than 80 years, we still don’t have agreement on how fast that rate actually is. By looking at the largest cosmic scales and the oldest …

Universe

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Museums
Universe

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Dark Matter

I Like To Photograph Abandoned Places

I spend my time on the road ,to find new unique abandoned places.<p>Cabin in the woods….<p>Fountain…<p>Solders rest room…<p>Till the rust do us a part….<p>Abandoned …

Glyph is a portable movie theater powered by your smartphone

Watching movies through a headset is going to happen for all of us at some point in the near future. You might think it’ll be a VR headset, like Oculus, but chances are the portable entertainment system of the future will be a lot more like Avegant’s ‘Glyph.’<p>What is it?<p>The Glyph is a multimedia …

A NASA photo shot straight into the sun reveals how tiny we really are

Astronomy photography offers a glimpse of the wonderful universe beyond. It also reminds us how small we are in our own little world. The photo department at NASA recently selected its 66 favorite photos of 2016, including a stunning 10-frame composite showing the tiny International Space Station …

Space Exploration

Cheaper 'mixed reality' smart glasses that do both AR and VR are coming

LAS VEGAS — Smartphones aren't the only gadgets Qualcomm wants to power.<p>The mobile chipmaker's upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor will also power a …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Dark Matter