Astrophysics

Physicists Predict Discovery of Gravitational Waves by January 1, 2017

The BICEP2 data may have been officially debunked, but that doesn't mean that we've given up looking for gravitational waves. On the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 12:09PM

Astronomers Find Evidence of Dark Matter-Filled Galaxy X

Back in 2009, astronomers inferred the existence of a small galaxy composed almost entirely of dark matter based on ripples of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 3:30PM

What Happens to Earth When the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Collide?

We already know that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are headed for a catastrophic collision, in which they spend billions of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 1:34PM

Big Bang Theory Debunked? New Equation May Reveal Our Universe Has No Beginning or End

With the supposedly groundbreaking BICEP2 gravitational waves officially disproven recently, the question of the Big Bang theory is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 1:07PM

Gravity's Rainbow Theory May Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

No, this isn't the story of Thomas Pynchon's novel solving the information paradox, but it's still pretty cool. According to a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 3:23PM

Scientists Leak that BICEP2 Gravitational Waves Have Been Officially Disproven

It looks like no one is winning a Nobel Prize for this one. After a long roller coaster ride, it seems that the BICEP2 observations...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 12:08PM

The Science of Interstellar: Read an Excerpt from Kip Thorne's Companion Book

Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne's scientific contributions to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar are well-documented, but that didn't...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 2:59PM

Japan Successfully Launches Asteroid Blasting Space Probe

In the dead of night last night (for the US, anyway) the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) successfully launched their ambitious "space...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - 4:34PM

Dark Energy May Be Devouring All the Dark Matter in the Universe

We've never been able to confirm a direct observation of dark matter, but someday it may be a moot point, as a new study shows that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:09PM

NASA's Asteroid Impact Map Shows that Earth Is Hit By Fireballs 'All the Time'

The new asteroid impact map released by NASA shows that, in the last twenty years, Earth has been hit by small asteroids- also called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:08AM

GPS Satellites Might Be Able to Detect Dark Matter

Dark matter has historically been one of the most elusive substances in the universe, but, according to new research, the key to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 4:14PM

Watch: Discovery Channel Explains the Science of Interstellar, Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Still don't know what the hell happened in Interstellar? Watch this Discovery Channel special on the hard science behind Christopher...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 9:58AM

Japan to Launch Asteroid Blasting Space Cannon Later This Month

The Rosetta Philae lander safely landed on a comet yesterday as the world watched with bated breath, demonstrating that space...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 1:52PM

Astronomers Observe 'Lightning' Coming Out of a Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers from an international research group have observed a lightning-like phenomena emitted from the center...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 4:05PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Twitter Critiques the Science of Interstellar

Neil deGrasse Tyson took to his Twitter last night (in what looked like a live-tweeting session) to tell the world his thoughts on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:08AM

We May Not Have Discovered the Higgs Boson After All

When CERN scientists discovered a particle that was experimentally proven to be the elusive Higgs boson, it was touted as one of the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 2:00PM

Watch: Simulation of Black Hole Collision Rips Spacetime to Shreds

A recent study from Cornell University demonstrated what a merger of two black holes would look like, and it's fairly terrifying.  ...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - 2:11PM

New Study Claims There Is One Past and Two Futures

Why does time tend to move forward rather than backwards, or in both directions simultaneously? A new study from a trio of physicists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 03 November 2014 - 12:22PM

Will an Expanding Bubble of Alien Matter Consume the Universe?

What happens at the end of the universe? Cosmologists have attempted to answer this question for centuries, but the strangest answer...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:38AM

Scientists Propose that Parallel Universes Are Not Parallel

Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and by definition should not have any contact or interaction with our known...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 4:42PM