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The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.<p>On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet …

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

11 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX

So it follows that you're going to have to answer some tough interview questions to get the gig.<p>Each year, more than 700 interns join SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, for 80-hour workweeks at about $22/hour in departments like avionics, dynamics, launch operations, manufacturing, and …

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu

Here are 12 types of space propulsion that are currently on the drawing board. Some day, one of these technologies may power the spacecraft that …

Boeing and Lockheed just got $882 million to keep launching satellites

A joint venture between Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) has won a contract worth $882 million to continue their satellite-launching program for …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Two Black Holes are About to Smash Into Each Other

Three and a half billion light years away in the Virgo constellation, two supermassive black holes are on the verge of smacking into one another. In …

Black Holes

SpaceX is working on a 'pizza box' that should scare your internet company

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images<p>Bringing cheap, high-speed internet access to every inch of the Earth would change the world as we know it. And …

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

Today in science: Spacecraft destroys sundog

Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice</b> …

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

When space expanded faster-than-light

New maps from Planck mission support theory of cosmic inflation, the idea that, in the moments following Big Bang, space expanded faster than the …

UFO Sighting? 'Strange Red' Sphere Appears Over Earth on International Space Station Camera

UFO enthusiasts pouring over International Space Station footage seemingly have found a “massive red sphere” shooting a “laser beam.”<p>The video …

Orion Is a Triumph. Let's Not Waste It

NASA's spacecraft Orion just survived its very first test flight. The shiny, new space capsule will one day carry a human crew to Mars or to an …

Space Exploration

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Stanford uses the ultimate heat exchanger - outer space - for free, unlimited cooling - ExtremeTech

Stanford uses the ultimate heat exchanger – outer space – for free, unlimited cooling<p>By on December 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

NASA preps launch of four satellites that will finally suss out the origins of Earth's mysterious magnetic field - ExtremeTech

NASA preps launch of four satellites that will finally suss out the origins of Earth’s mysterious magnetic field<p>By on November 26, 2014 at 11:44 …

The new dynomak fusion reactor design could make fusion power cheaper than coal - ExtremeTech

By on November 27, 2014 at 9:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Fusion is back in the news, and …

Ask Ethan #64: What happens to matter as the Universe expands?

Radiation gets stretched to longer and longer wavelengths as space itself expands, but what happens to matter?<p><i>“The trees that are slow to grow bear</i> …

Universe

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the gravitational anomalies excite Professor Brand for two reasons. If he can discover their cause, that may trigger a revolution in our understanding of gravity, a revolution as …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection