Astrophysics

Scientists Are Currently Creating Real-Life Force Fields for Spaceships

Science fiction could once again become science fact if scientists succeed in their goal to create real-life force fields for...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 03 January 2016 - 5:55PM

The Likelihood of Comets Hitting Earth Is Higher Than We Thought

An asteroid armageddon has seemed more and more far-fetched in recent years, but is it more likely than we thought? According to a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 2:55PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

Watch an Amazing Simulation of the Spinning Turbulence Inside a Star

Stars look perfectly serene when we see them from Earth, but beneath the surface, they're filled with turbulent storms as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 2:34PM

The Sun Could Release "Superflares" with the Power of a Billion Megaton Bombs

The sun regularly produces flares, or sudden releases of energy that have the energy of up to 100 million megaton bombs. But according...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 10:59AM

New Study Shows That "Alien Dyson Sphere" Is Most Likely a Cloud of Comets

Last month, astronomers detected a bizarre light pattern emitting from a star in a faraway galaxy that seemed to defy explanation,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 2:14PM

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

Miguel Chevalier's Illustration of Stephen Hawking's Research Will Blow Your Mind

Cambridge University has no shortage of great names on its list of alumni, from Isaac Newton to Arthur Eddington, the University has...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 5:50PM

Here's Why the 15 Days of Darkness Rumor Is a Hoax

Every once in a while, a ridiculous apocalyptic rumor hits the internet, like the 2012 Mayan calendar doomsday predictions or recent...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 1:11PM

There May Have Once Been 9 Planets in the Solar System After All

In a study recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, it’s theorized that the solar system may have once had nine planets...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 7:42PM

Astronomers May Have Found a New Way to Identify Exoplanets

There are currently a number of ways that astrophysicists are able to locate and discover the existence of exoplanets, including...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 11:28AM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Real-Life "Death Star" Has the Power to Destroy an Entire Planet

The Death Star of the Star Wars universe is a ship equipped with a planet-destroying laser, but as it turns out, real stars can...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 5:15PM

NASA Releases Closest Images of Enceladus As of Yet

It’s no secret that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is one of the most likely candidates to host alien life in the solar system. Under...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 8:29PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About The Martian

Neil deGrasse Tyson might just be the most popular and beloved astrophysicist in the world at the moment, and a big part of that is...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 03 October 2015 - 10:56AM

Let's Talk About the One Scene of The Martian That's Incredibly Dumb

The reviews are in, and The Martian is an extremely well-made film, from the perspectives of laymen and scientists alike. It's...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 2:35PM

NASA to Unveil Major Mars Mystery on Monday

This Monday, NASA will hold a televised press conference that will supposedly contain a big reveal concerning a recent scientific...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 3:30PM

Particle Collider Recreates Primordial Soup from Early Universe

Scientists have finally created a "perfect fluid."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 - 5:17PM

We May Be Able to Teleport to Other Planets by the End of the Century

Beam me up, Scotty!

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 5:39PM