Astrophysics

Earth Passing Through Dark Matter May Have Caused the Dinosaur Extinction

Dark matter and the dinosaur extinction are two of science's biggest mysteries, and it turns out that one might explain the other....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 1:16PM

Alien Star Narrowly Missed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

The closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is 4.24 light years from our Sun. Scientists have just discovered that 70,000...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 2:32PM

Interstellar VFX Team Publishes Scientific Study About Constructing an Accurate Black Hole

Interstellar certainly wasn't a perfect movie, but it did have one huge advantage in the form of scientific consulting from Kip...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 3:40PM

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