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A Mysterious, Powerful Force Is Flinging Radio Waves at Us from Deep Space

Our universe is teeming with invisible light. Beyond the visible spectrum, space is a colorful mess of radio signals and microwaves fired off by …

Universe

Take a Walk Through SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spaceship

Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>Slide 1 of 19<p>SpaceX's Crew Dragon<p>With its sleek design and growing reputation, anticipation for the first launch of SpaceX's Crew …

Space Travel

Why 'Old Physics' Still Matters

(The following is an approximation of what I will say in my invited talk at the 2018 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. They encourage sharing of slides from the talks, but my slides for this talk are done in what I think of as a TED style, with minimal text, meaning …

Physics

NASA’s new planet-hunting spacecraft has officially begun its search for distant worlds

TESS is on the prowl<p>After a little over three months in space, NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft has begun scouring the galaxy for other worlds. The space observatory, dubbed TESS, officially started science operations on July 25th, which means the vehicle has been taking images of nearby …

Planets

Another Dark-Matter Search Fails — Shedding Light on the Universe

Once again, dark matter has failed to turn up where researchers hoped they might find it.<p>PandaX — essentially a tank holding 1,280 lbs. (580 …

Dark Matter

Scientists Poke Holes in Supernova ‘Firewall’ Theory

Black hole (via Genty/Pixabay)<p>Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring. Black holes, however, do not.<p>New research disproves the so-called …

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

After almost fives years, there will finally be a sequel to <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i>. The documentary series will once again be hosted by …

Universe

This is what it’s really going to take to put us on Mars, say experts

We’re going to need more than a spaceship and massive amounts of rocket fuel to get to Mars.<p>At a recent congressional hearing, “Destination Mars: …

Space Science

The Large Hadron Collider Just Successfully Accelerated Its First Atoms

Get ready for new science.<p>The Large Hadron Collider below Switzerland and France has just accelerated its first atoms to almost the speed of light, …

Physics

Gaia: Mapping a Billion Stars

Gaia is a European Space Agency space telescope that maps the positions of more than 1 billion stars to the highest precision yet of any mission. Its …

Universe

Ancient craters on Mars reveal how the planet’s tilt has changed over time

Earth is a tilted planet—it lists by 23.5°. This “obliquity” causes the North Pole to sometimes tilt toward the sun and sometimes away, giving us the …

Astronomy

Mars / Season 2

After a year-long wait, season two of the Ron Howard-produced sci-fi series has finally arrived. The six-part follow-up skips ahead a few years into …

Mars

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

The Pillars Of Creation Haven't Been Destroyed, Say New NASA Images

The Pillars of Creation, 7,000 light years away in the Eagle Nebula, represents one of Hubble’s most iconic images.<p>The full nebula itself is a race: evaporative radiation from new stars fights against the active, ongoing star-formation from the nebula’s cool gas.<p>First observed by Hubble in the …

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Trump Wants a Space Station Orbiting Around the Moon

NASA is quietly asking private companies to bid on the development of a new space station that would orbit the moon starting in 2022. But why?<p>If …

A beginner’s guide to summer stargazing

You may be a fanatic when it comes to astrology—perhaps you even used your sign to plan your summer travels—but how well do you know astronomy…as in, …

A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the sky and a tremendous boom rattled the …

Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe

The universe's missing matter has been found, and it's floating between the stars.<p>Researchers who study the ancient history of the universe know how …

NASA’s New Horizons probe just woke back up

The last we heard of NASA’s New Horizons probe was when NASA released a set of photos taken at the farthest point any spacecraft has ever captured an …

Astronomers Track Bizarre Objects Near Milky Way's Central Black Hole

Astronomers have spotted more mystery objects near our Milky Way Galaxy’s central supermassive black hole. Permanently cloaked in a veil of gas and dust, the objects appear to be wholly natural and are thought to span the astrophysical gap between gas clouds and compact stellar-type objects. As …

NASA found something on Mars and it’s holding a press conference on Thursday to tell everyone

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for a long, long time. Back in March it tallied its 2,000th Martian day, which is 2,054 Earth …

The LHC Has Detected The Higgs Boson Again, This Time With a Massive Twist

Whoa.<p>Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have made a major new detection of the famous Higgs boson, this time catching details on a rare …

This monster black hole eats the mass of our own sun every two days and is the fastest-growing quasar ever seen

The quasar is estimated to be as large as 20 billion suns and radiates ultraviolet and X-ray energy as gas and dust are sucked in<p>Astronomers in …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Telescopes

Scientists Have a New Idea on Where to Find a "Second Earth"

Though we haven’t collectively done the best job taking care of <i>this</i> Earth, researchers are already trying to find another planet like ours. Now, they …

A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

4K Ultra HD

Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have long predicted that as many as 20,000 black holes could be hiding in our galaxy’s center, but so far no one has been able to spot …