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When fluid flows almost as fast as light -- with quantum rotation

Quark-gluon plasma is formed as a result of high energy collisions of heavy ions. After a collision, for a dozen or so yoctoseconds (that's 10-24 …

The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy? We Probably Found It Years Ago — But Don't Know It Yet

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Mega black hole could devour the Sun

Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos.<p>The astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) described it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.<p>The astronomers …

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Space

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created when we pump air, water, oil, gas and other substances through countless miles …

Breakthroughs

A new asteroid was discovered just seven hours before cruising past Earth

Space rocks flying without a real purpose through space could one day wreak havoc on Earth. But that’s hardly something you need to worried about. …

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

I know it's an old movie (and it was an even <i>older</i> book before that), but I want to look at the physics of the special submarine drive in <i>The Hunt for</i> …

Magnetism

Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Billion-dollar spy satellite 'Zuma' lost in failed SpaceX mission

A secret American spy satellite code-named Zuma didn't reach orbit in Sunday's failed SpaceX rocket launch. The cost of the missing U.S. government …

Astronauts Can Get Hit by a Kind of 'Space Fever', Says New Research

Uh oh, this isn't good.<p>When exposed to weightless conditions, astronauts can really pick up a temperature, new research reveals. This kind of 'space …

Is There a Fourth Dimension? Experiments Using Lasers and Light Reveal Alternate Reality

Try picturing a fourth dimension. Take a few steps forward. Veer left for a second dimension, then jump up for a third dimension. Then dive off into …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Information Security

New Study Links Brain Injuries to "Acquired Sociopathy"

How much of breaking legal or moral laws has to do with free will and how much with circumstances beyond our control has been fodder for …

Blue Moon Eclipse and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in January

Get ready to see a double supermoon, a meteor shower, and more celestial wonders this month.<p>The coming month brings back-to-back supermoons, planetary pairings, the Quadrantids meteor shower, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. So, if your holiday haul included binoculars and …

Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua covered in 'thick crust of carbon-rich gunk'

The mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua that is shooting through our solar system is wrapped in a thick coating of carbon-rich gunk that built up on its cosmic travels, astronomers have found.<p>New observations of the cigar-shaped body found evidence for a deep surface layer that formed when …

Astronomy

Huge three-mile asteroid racing towards Earth at 45,000mph will reach us tonight leaving NASA shocked how close it is

A gigantic three-mile-wide asteroid is racing towards the Earth at a staggering 45,000mph, with NASA 'gobsmacked' about its proximity.<p>It is set to …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

Cassini Detected Something Weird as It Passed Through The Shadow of Saturn's Rings

A noticeable atmospheric shift.<p>Although Cassini's demise was the end of an era for unprecedented Saturn observation, it also went out on a high …

Astronomy

NASA is hosting a conference to detail a major alien planet discovery

New Findings<p>NASA has announced a media teleconference set to take place at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 14. The agency says the purpose of the …

How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

How the most distant black hole ever could rewrite the history of the universe

Supermassive black holes lurk in every galaxy. As if their voracious appetite for matter and insane gravitational forces weren’t enough to make them …

Whale-sized asteroid spotted a day after narrowly missing Earth

Had it collided with our planet, the impact would have obliterated life within a diameter of 6km.<p>A massive asteroid, nearly as big as a whale, …

Diving Into The Unknown: What’s Physics After Higgs Boson?

Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain. Aalto University …

Is Fire a Gas, Liquid, or Solid?

The ancient Greeks and alchemists thought that fire was itself an element, along with earth, air, and water. However, the modern definition of an …

Mysterious rock-comet 3200 Phaethon was closest to Earth December 16

This asteroid-comet hybrid is why the Geminid meteors put on a good show in 2017. Info and images of the rock-comet here.<p>By all reports, the 2017 …