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By Martin Heigan | Stimulate your mind by flipping through this large source of interesting Science, Physics, Astronomy, Biology and Cosmology news, articles, images and videos. "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" - Carl Sagan.

2014 October 2 - The Bubble Nebula

<b>The Bubble Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bernard Michaud<p><b>Explanation:</b> Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a …

Astronomy

ProtoDUNE revealed

CERN makes rapid progress toward prototype DUNE detectors.

2016 September 2 - Little Planet Astro Camp

<b>Little Planet Astro Camp</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> György Soponyai<p><b>Explanation:</b> Day and night on this little planet look a lot like day and night on …

Someone Strapped A GoPro To A Rocket And It's Jaw-Dropping

Maybe one day we'll think that rockets and space aren't that cool, but it's not today.

Ceres hosts ingredients for life – including organic compounds

<b>Dwarf planet Ceres is home to all the key ingredients for life,</b> with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft spotting the final component: organic compounds.<p>But …

Ceres

Powerful magnetars may give way to small black holes

The strongest magnets in the universe may have a shorter-than-expected shelf life.

Astronomy

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as …

The Standard Model stands its ground

This week, in a seminar at CERN, the LHCb collaboration has presented an exceptional result on a very rare decay of a particle called Bs0. This …

Optical fibre with Einstein effect

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have discovered a new mechanism for guiding light in photonic crystal …

2013 April 16 - Grand Spiral Galaxy M81 and Arp's Loop

<b>Grand Spiral Galaxy M81 and Arp's Loop</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bernard Miller<p><b>Explanation:</b> One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is …

Astronomy

Zooming Into Supernova 1987A [720p]

Physicists Forge Impossible Molecule That Chemists Failed To Make

There’s a bunch of physicists out there that are feeling a little bit pleased with themselves right now, and no wonder – they may have just made all …

Chemistry

Death Dive! Comet Plunges into the Sun at Mind-Blowing Speed

A comet with a death wish met a truly fiery end today (Aug. 4) when it was destroyed by the sun after diving toward the star at a truly jaw-dropping …

Researchers are first to see DNA 'blink'

Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level—to see and investigate the important …

Photo Album :: Pluto :: September 14, 2016

The first detection of Pluto in X-rays has been made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in conjunction with observations from NASA's New Horizons …

Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres

NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and …

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Fast radio bursts: enigmatic and infuriating

<b>The best science stories are mystery stories</b>. Something unexplained occurs, the detectives gather their clues, theories are proposed and shot down. …

Astronomy

2006 August 16 - The North America and Pelican Nebulas

<b>The North America and Pelican Nebulas</b> <b><br>Credit & Copyright:</b> Nicolas Outters (Observatoire d'Orange)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Here are some familiar shapes in …

NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Landing Sites - Sky & Telescope

<b>Three possible landing sites are now in the running for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.</b><p>A huge inactive shield volcano in NE Syrtis Major.<i><br>NASA / JPL-Caltech /</i> …

Hubble Spies Faint Galaxies, Bountiful in Early Universe - Sky & Telescope

<b>Hubble has spotted more than 100 small, faint galaxies in the young universe, common as dust bunnies but previously out of reach of even the best</b> …

Astronomy

How the insights of the Large Hadron Collider are being made open to everyone

If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you’ll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who …

How NASA's Cassini Saturn mission found a new target in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth

On Feb. 17, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was making the first-ever close pass over Saturn's moon Enceladus as it worked through its detailed …

Photo Album :: M82 :: January 13, 2011

A new Chandra X-ray Observatory image of Messier 82, or M82, shows the result of star formation on overdrive. M82 is located about 12 million light …

Focus: Video—Liquid Drop Bursts into Thousands of Pieces

February 17, 2017• <i>Physics</i> 10, 19<p>A drop of water-alcohol mixture on a layer of oil was caught on video bursting into thousands of tiny droplets.<p>…

Big News! Organic Materials Has Been Discovered On The Surface Of Dwarf-Planet Ceres

Scientists looking for life beyond Earth have a new target relatively close to home. The dwarf planet Ceres, which orbits in the Main Asteroid Belt …

Ceres

2015 April 28 - Massive Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

<b>Massive Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Hubble, Subaru; <b>Composition & Copyright:</b> Roberto Colombari<p><b>Explanation:</b> It is one of the more …

Astronomy

2015 May 2 - M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

<b>M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl until you …

Astronomy

Astronomers find fossil stars from the beginning of the galaxy

A collection of stars from the beginning of our galaxy could shed light on how it formed.

Astronomy