As far as raw explosive power goes, no other cataclysm in the Universe is both as common and as destructive as a core-collapse supernova. In one brief event lasting only seconds, a runaway reaction causes
The Universe is not the same today as it was yesterday. With each moment that goes by, a number of subtle but important changes occur, even if many of them are imperceptible on measurable, human timescales.
Yes, black holes get all of the attention. They're mysterious, they lurk in the shows of interstellar space, they break the laws of known physics, they can trap you forever, they have a cool-sounding easy-to-understand
New evidence deepens a mystery around the Hubble constant, one of the most important numbers in cosmology. Fresh evidence suggests that the universe is expanding faster today than it did in its infancy,
Earth's End of Days could be the result of the solar system being blasted into interstellar space after a newly-predicted collision with a nearby dwarf galaxy, but not before a spectacular display of fireworks'.
There are a lot of moving parts to the Universe, as nothing exists in isolation. There are literally trillions of large masses in our Solar System, all orbiting around the galactic center on timescales
In the beginning, the solar system was little more than a cloud of dust and gas. Then cold temperatures caused the center of the cloud to collapse, forming the sun. The newborn star lit up with nuclear
Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they're coming. As a child in Palo Alto, California, he built an atom smasher in the He