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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity

The theory of special relativity explains how space and time are linked for objects that are moving at a consistent speed in a straight line. One of …

Physics

This Crazy Asteroid Orbits in Reverse While Playing Chicken With Jupiter

Defying death for a million years.<p>If you looked down on the Solar System from high above the Sun's North Pole, you'd see that most of the planets and …

Space

2016 December 26 - NGC 6357: Stellar Wonderland

<b>NGC 6357: Stellar Wonderland</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> <i>X-ray:</i> NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al; <i>Optical:</i> UKIRT; <i>Infrared:</i> NASA/JPL-Caltech<p><b>Explanation:</b> For reasons …

Astronomy

NASA Launches the Galaxy’s Most Glorious Space Database

Space is full of eye candy: exploding stars, nebulas of every shape and size, bizarre alien worlds. Though few will ever have the chance to see these …

NASA

Galactic ghosts

Stellar birthplace<p>Sitting atop a cloud of thick, dark interstellar dust (a patch known as Barnard 175) is a bright nebula, vdb 152, lit up from …

Quantum Physics News: Entangled Photons Can Originate From Different Points In Space

Our intuitions about how things are, or should be, serve us well in our daily lives. But that’s only because in the macroscopic level of reality that …

Quantum Mechanics

2017 March 30 - Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus

<b>Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Lloyd L. Smith, Deep Sky West<p><b>Explanation:</b> This complex of dusty nebulae lingers …

Astronomy

Leo Triplet and NGC3593

Photo Album :: Chandra Archive Collection :: October 28, 2013

Every year, October is designated as American Archive Month. While many people may think "archive" means only dusty books and letters, there are, in …

Checking in on Bleriot

Photojournal: PIA20525<p>March 27, 2017<p>What appears as a pair of bright dashes at the center of this image is one of the features rings scientists have …

Space

2016 July 5 - The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi

<b>The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Tom Masterson, ESO's DSS<p><b>Explanation:</b> The many spectacular colors of the Rho Ophiuchi …

Astronomy

2016 July 6 - Arp 286: Trio in Virgo

<b>Arp 286: Trio in Virgo</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> CHART32 Team, <i>Processing -</i> Johannes Schedler<p><b>Explanation:</b> A remarkable telescopic composition in yellow …

Astronomy

Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core

Photo Album :: Six Galaxy Clusters :: March 26, 2015

This panel of images represents a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and …

Astronomy

Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes - ESO’s VLT spots brand-new type of star formation

eso1710 — Science Release<p>Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes<p>ESO’s VLT spots brand-new type of star formation<p>Observations using ESO’s …

Astronomy

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and …

Hubble spies NGC 3274

<b>Title</b> Hubble spies NGC 3274<p><b>Released</b> 25/11/2016 12:14 pm<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti<p><b>Description</b><p>This image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3274 …

Astronomy

Photo Album :: RX J1532.9+3021 :: January 23, 2014

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known. The …

Earth to Scale: This Will Definitely Blow Your Mind

It's easy to forget how small our Earth is within the known universe. These to-scale visuals will help to keep that in perspective. So watch & learn:

Cassini

The latest news, images and videos from the Cassini mission, exploring Saturn and its moons since 2004.

Spectacular zero-gravity landslide captured in progress on Comet 67P

Comets, it turns out, are rather more active places than we thought. Comet 67P, where we left Rosetta and Philae not too long ago, is one such …

Ziff-Davis

Hubble Just Caught a Stunning Glimpse of One of the Biggest Stars in Our Galaxy

Westerlund 1 is a beautiful cluster that comprises one of largest stars in the Milky Way. This red supergiant Westerlund 1-26 is so huge that if were …

Astronomy

SpaceX Is Making a Permanent Home for Itself in Florida's Space Coast

After a lengthy month-by-month stay, SpaceX has decided to put down roots in Florida. The private spaceflight company has leased Port Canaveral on a …

SpaceX

This Brown Dwarf Is The Biggest Star-Planet Hybrid Scientists Have Ever Found

It’s not quite a star, yet not a planet either. But it’s the largest of its kind scientists have ever found.<p>Researchers have described a brown dwarf …

Astronomy

Dark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’ - This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirl…

Dark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’ - This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms. Juno acquired this JunoCam image on Feb. 2, 2017, at an altitude of 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) above the giant planet’s cloud tops. This publicly selected target was simply titled “Dark Spot.” In ground-based images it was difficult to tell that it is a dark storm. Citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko enhanced the color to bring out the rich …

The Hills are Colorful in Juventae Chasma

There are many hills about 1 kilometer high in Juventae Chasma, which is located north of the main Valles Marineris canyon system.

Breaking the 'Speed Limit': Simulation Shows Behemoth Black Holes' Rapid Growth

They grow up so fast: A new simulation shows how supermassive black holes could have gotten so large, so quickly in the early universe — by taking a …

Astrophysics

Asteroids - Overview | Planets

Asteroids are rocky, airless worlds that orbit our sun, but are too small to be called planets. Tens of thousands of these minor planets are gathered …