Astrophysics

New study indicates mysterious fast radio bursts occur in universe every second

When fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have …

Universe

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts May Be Occurring Every Second

And we still don't know what they are.<p>Fast radio bursts are quite the ongoing space mystery. We don't know what they are, and only a couple of dozen …

Science

Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos

(Phys.org)—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that …

Physics

High-energy cosmic rays are extragalactic visitors from beyond our Milky Way

It's been a mystery of astrophysics for decades — where do the most energetic particles that bombard the Earth come from?<p>Key points box<p>Key …

Australian News

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Space Science

Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system – and it's supermassive

Sitting less than one light year apart in spiral galaxy NGC 7674Scientists have discovered the closest-ever supermassive black hole binary system. …

Space Science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Takes Science Deniers to the Woodshed: 'Fringe Information Is Unraveling Our Democracy'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson warned this week that America’s democracy is “unraveling” because “fringe” information is treated with the same …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

'We might not recover': Neil deGrasse Tyson gets emotional and sounds the alarm. All the alarms.

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Liberal View

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says We Waited Too Long To Act On Climate Change

As the world works to establish rules for limiting the effects industrialization is having on our environment, Neil deGrasse Tyson is suggesting …

Climate

Two Black Holes Orbiting Each Other Are Surprisingly Close to Earth

The pair of supermassive black holes each weighs more than a million times the mass of our sun.<p>In early 2016, a group of scientists from the LIGO observatory made an incredible announcement: They had detected gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—from the collision of two …

Space Science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has a Stern Warning For All of Humanity

He's not kidding around.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks we might not be able to stop the effects of climate change. The astrophysicist shared this bleak …

Science

This New Kind Of Black Hole Is A Cosmic Missing Link

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>We've long known that black holes come in …

Space Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It Might Be Too Late to Save ‘Our Greatest Cities’ From Climate Change

As a brutal hurricane season continues to batter the Caribbean and the United States, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks it might be too late …

Climate Change

Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

Radio astronomy is undergoing a major boost, with new technology gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.<p>But …

Astronomy

X-ray burst spotted in the galactic bulge

(Phys.org)—Using the JEM-X telescope onboard the INTEGRAL space observatory, astronomers have discovered a new X-ray burst in the galactic bulge. The …

Universe

#35 - The Technical Challenges of Measuring Gravitational Waves - Rana Adhikari of LIGO

Space Science

Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Duffel 45L

For a bag that weighs just over a pound, the Black Hole impressed us with its sturdiness. “After five months of filling every cubic inch of its 45 …

Backpacking

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Most Important Communication Tip That Helped Him in His Career

In 1995, Neil deGrasse Tyson made an earth-shattering discovery that shifted to trajectory of his career: The importance of speaking in sound bites.<p>Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson can lecture on just about anything under the sun (and everything around it, for that matter). But what …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

New Telescope Could Solve Mystery Of Deep-Space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

A unique new Canadian radio-telescope could solve the mystery behind so-called ‘fast radio bursts’ (FRBs) from deep space.<p>Such one-off millisecond bursts have puzzled astrophysicists for a decade now and have been proposed as being the result of everything from merging neutron stars to interstellar …

Universe

Synopsis: Searching for Neutron Star Gravitational Waves

September 12, 2017<p>The first run of LIGO and Virgo’s gravitational-wave search shows no evidence of spinning asymmetric neutron stars, but recent …

Space Science

Gravitational waves will let us see inside stars as supernovae happen

On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first detection of gravitational …

Space Science

Boffins find a new way to catch the 'tails' of quasars in massive galaxies

Physicists have managed to analyze the hidden "tails" swirling around quasars in supermassive black holes by using a combination of radio telescopes …

Space

10 Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets That Prove He’s Lost His Mind

article<p>http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/e56eddecd2/10-neil-degrasse-tyson-tweets-that-prove-he-s-lost-his-mind<p>Funny Or Die<p>Is this guy for real?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

On the Existence of Black Holes

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Space Science

The CHIME telescope will give us a whole new view of the structure of the universe

Signals in the Milky Way<p>50 Canadian scientists from various universities and research centers have come together to create the Canadian Hydrogen …

Space Science

Extreme jet ejections from the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cygni

A black hole X-ray binary (BHXB) is a black hole orbiting a normal star. When matter from the normal star accretes onto the black hole, a jet of …

Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

BOOM!<p>A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, …

Celebrity News

Precious metals could have been born in black holes

Gold, silver, platinum, uranium—we know these metals are found in Earth’s darkest depths, but they could have emerged from somewhere even weirder.<p>But …

Universe

"Unprecedented" CHIME radio telescope completed

Assembly of a new giant Canadian radio telescope that has no moving parts yet is capable of scanning half the sky in a single day has been completed. …

Universe

Massive black hole 100,000 times bigger than the Sun discovered

An immense black hole 100,000 times bigger than the sun has been discovered at the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The enormous void, which lies around 25,000 light years from Earth, could help scientists uncover the how stars, galaxies and even life itself came to be in the universe.<p>Supermassive black …

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