Black Holes

World's Most Sensitive Radio Telescope Peeks at Our Local Supermassive Black Hole - ExtremeTech

World’s Most Sensitive Radio Telescope Peeks at Our Local Supermassive Black Hole<p>By on July 18, 2018 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Universe

Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279

Universe

Quantum Holography in a Graphene Flake with an Irregular Boundary

Electrons in clean macroscopic samples of graphene exhibit an astonishing variety of quantum phases when strong perpendicular magnetic field is …

Magnetism

Catalog Page for PIA20912

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space …

Telescopes

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

<b>Cheers and Jeers for</b> <b>Wednesday, July 18, 2018</b><p><b>Note:</b> The National Emergency Ant Preservation Service has issued an Evil Children Walking Around With …

Liberal View

12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a quest to find Planet Nine, a mysterious planet believed to be on the edge of our solar system, astronomers discovered something else: 12 new moons around Jupiter. And one of them is quite the oddball.<p>The discoveries bring the number of Jupiter's known moons to 79, the most around a …

Universe

New telescope offers clearest view of Milky Way's brilliant center

A new telescope in South Africa captured a panoramic image of what scientists claim is the clearest view yet of the center of the Milky Way galaxy.<p>The MeerKAT radio telescope was built and operated by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), and is located in the country's Northern …

Universe

A rare cosmic collision might let scientists calculate the precise age of the universe

A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding.<p>Right now, physicists have two ways of measuring that expansion rate, and both are quite precise — but their answers don't match. That's been frustrating, since the number, …

Universe

The Supernova That Launched a Thousand Gorgeous Space Images

In 1990, Dana Berry was messing around with a new software program called Photoshop at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute, where he worked as a …

Science

So raw it’s right: or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the poke bowl trend

Recently I had a lunch that qualified simultaneously as the healthiest and trendiest meal I’d eaten in New Orleans in a long time.<p>It was a poke bowl, …

Baton Rouge

Scientists test Canadian waters for large-scale physics experiment

When Elisa Resconi throws a line into Pacific waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, she’s not after fish, or any other living creature on Earth.<p>Rather, Dr. Resconi, a physicist at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, is looking to reel in high-energy neutrinos, ghostly particles that …

Physics

Photo Essay - Hermanus Residents, Police Clash During Protests

1<p>Nigeria: Another Nigerian Shot Dead in South Africa<p>2<p>South Africa: Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves<p>3<p>South Africa: Image of Supermassive …

South Africa

Hear the Haunting "Music" Detected Between Saturn and Enceladus

There's a haunting whistle from space that shows the power of plasma between a planet and its moon. NASA just released a recording of what this …

Astronomy

20 Years of Science at Paranal

<b>Q: What has been your personal role at Paranal?</b><p><b>A:</b> I was a regular staff astronomer between 2008 and 2015, where amongst other things I was in charge …

Universe

Stunning chaos in the galactic core

A new radio telescope in South Africa has just been switched on for the first time, and the inaugural image taken by it is jaw-droppingly spectacular.<p>…

Universe

You Might Be Surprised How Much DNA Can Reveal About You

We told you once about the CSI effect: the purported phenomenon where the technology that TV detectives use to solve their crimes tends to make …

Molecular Biology

If You Drop a Feather and a Neutron Star in a Vacuum, Which Lands First?

Gravity is gravity is gravity. Here within Earth's atmosphere, a bowling ball will land long before a feather if you if you drop them simultaneously …

Human Interest

Cosmic Ray Mystery Finally Cracked Thanks to Supermassive Black Hole Beaming Energy Straight at Earth

Every so often, protons and even entire atomic nuclei strike the Earth with extremely high energies—much higher than what scientists can produce in …

Physics

Best of Last Week – Century old physics riddle solved, world's oldest colors and eating fat is cause of weight gain

It was a good week for physics as a combined team from MIT and Harvard University asked whether gravitational waves could reveal how fast our …

Dark Matter

Why Some Black Holes Look Different From Others - The Crux

By Summer Ash | July 16, 2018 1:17 pm<p>Despite having a standard model of an AGN—a supermassive black hole surrounded by an accretion disk with jets …

Universe

Instability for massive scalar fields in Kerr-Newman spacetime

Author(s): Yang Huang, Dao-Jun Liu, Xiang-hua Zhai, and Xin-zhou LiIt is known that a massive charged scalar field can trigger a superradiant …

Physics

Three-dimensional black holes with quintessence

Author(s): Jeferson de Oliveira and R. D. B. FontanaWe study a quintessential black hole solution in three dimensions, with mass and quintessence …

Physics

20 Space Objects Ranked by How Badass They Sound

These cosmic phenomena all have cool leather jackets.<p>Outer space may be cold and bleak and unspeakably huge, but at least it's full of far-out objects with bonkers-sounding names like "blitzar," "black dwarf," and "dark energy star." Set course for lava planet ASAP.

Space

Curiosity — Albert Einstein's Theory of Happiness Is a Simple...

Here it is: your chance to read work by Albert Einstein that won’t turn your brain into a black hole. This isn’t his theory of relativity; this is …

Albert Einstein

What Are Ghost Particles? These Mysterious Space Fragments Could Be The Key To Understanding Our Universe

After years of research, astronomers have made a huge scientific discovery that could change the way they study the galaxy. Researchers confirmed the …

Physics

2018 July 16 - Neutrino Associated with Distant Blazar Jet

<b>Neutrino Associated with Distant Blazar Jet</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit:</b> DESY, Science Communication Lab<p><b>Explanation:</b> With equipment frozen deep into ice …

Physics

Cosmos yields another secret

Using an observatory – called IceCube - built in 2010 in the ice deep below the South Pole, astrophysicists have traced the origin a neutrino to a …

Universe

Policing Police Drones, Inheriting Facebook Messages, and Unexplained Sounds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We here at Gizmodo had a lot of questions this week, and we did our best to give you some answers because you’re probably wondering some of the same …

Unmanned Aircraft

A leap forward in the search for cosmic certainty

Scientists’ latest success could help solve some of our biggest puzzles.

Physics

South Africa Celebrates Completion of Gigantic, Supersensitive Telescope

Scientists and politicians in South Africa are together celebrating the official opening of a gigantic telescope that is already transforming …

Telescopes