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

Planetary Landscapes

12:00 Rhea and Epimetheus in front of Saturn with its rings and ring shadows. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Jason Major.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

ICYMI: You can access the first three years of data from The Dark Energy Survey. Astronomy for all!

NASA 360

From dunes to ridges and everything in between see the variety of landscapes on Mars brought to you by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: …

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

<i>Miguel Claro is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …


Chandra :: Photo Album :: G1.9+0.3 :: March 30, 2016

Scientists have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF's Jansky Very Large Array to determine the likely trigger for the most …


This New Picture of Jupiter's Swirly Blue Pole Is Truly Breathtaking

I’m not usually one of those “check out this beautiful planet photo” people (just joking, I am). But to be honest, the recent images currently coming …


Astronomy Magazine

Starspots on distant stars are helping astronomers learn more about our own Sun. <br>


Long-lived particles: What are they and why are physicists searching for them?

Planetary Landscapes

Cryovolcano (ice volcanism) on Pluto --- It is so cold on Pluto that the hottest thing is actually water ice, and this is what volcanoes are spewing …

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

A huge moment! After years of hard work, Fermilab shipped the first LCLS-II cryomodule to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory earlier this week. …


Astronomers Observe Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space for the First Time Ever

Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

<i>app-facebook</i><p>Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment<p>on Thursday<p>The biggest little detectors<p>The ProtoDUNE detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino …

Astronomy Magazine

Hoag-type galaxies are a group of bulls-eye-looking objects that account for less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies in the universe. They have a …

A Martian moon

A dazzling colour image of Phobos.


NASA 360

This perfectly picturesque galaxy is an example of a barred spiral galaxy, it has beautiful arms that swirl outward from a bar slicing through the …

NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

The view from here. This color-enhanced image of #Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured during my latest flyby of the gas giant …


Processed image of an actual virus via electron microscope

Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab

On July 2nd, 1967, the U.S. <i>Vela 3</i> and <i>4</i> satellites noticed something rather perplexing. Originally designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests in …


Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder

Neukum Crater<p>18 January 2018<p>A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one …


A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

• <b>An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4.</b>• <b><br>The space rock may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.</b>• <b><br>Astronomers are taking radar images of the "potentially hazardous" asteroid, though</b> <b>NASA says it has "zero" chance of hitting Earth</b> …

Space Exploration

We only see 5% of the universe

Astrophysicist Katie Mack ( created this startling pie-chart to illustrate the ratio of observed matter to dark matter and energy, the …

Dark Matter

Scientists calculate proteins in a single cell and find 42 million

Proteins are considered the hardest-working components of cells, influencing everything from structure to function — so cell biologists try to …


Dark Energy Survey Finds New Stellar Streams Infiltrating the Milky Way

A project designed to help uncover the nature of dark energy and dark matter in our universe has found that alien stars from other galaxies have been …


Enormous 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster Captured in Hubble Image

An incredible photo from the Hubble Space Telescope showcases an enormous galaxy cluster that weighs in at a whopping 3 million billion suns.<p>Due to …


Astronomers Find Mass Limit for Neutron Stars Before Collapsing Into Black Holes

These remaining cores of dead stars can only get so massive before they become black holes.<p>The subtle difference between when a massive dying star compresses into a core and when it collapses entirely may have been found. In a study published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers at the …


Gallery: A tour of the solar system in spectacular new detail

Trailblazing spacecraft have not only returned stunning images for us to fawn over recently, they've returned important observations with great …

Space Exploration

Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Scar


Kepler Space Telescope Just Discovered One Of The Most Important Planet Yet


Sombrero Galaxy by NASA Spitzer Space Telescope