Astrophysics

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

Interview: Jack Murphy Discusses Nikola Tesla's Death Ray and Mysterious Death

On January 8, 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla was found dead in room 3327 in Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last years...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:04PM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Mine Thousands of Distant Asteroids

Elon Musk recently checked an item off the bucket list when his commercial space company, SpaceX, launched the enormous Falcon Heavy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:11AM

Elon Musk Trolls Californians Who Were, Like, Totally, Confused By SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk took to Twitter last night to poke fun at the scores of Californians baffled by the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

K.S. Anthony
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 10:54AM

Cronus Rising: This Blinking Star May Keep Eating its Planets

Star RZ Piscium is garnering attention for odd behavior that suggests it might be devouring its planetary babies,

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:25AM

Is This Unidentified Cosmic String In Milky Way Actually a Star Gate?

Last year, scientists discovered a mysterious, snake-like filament was probing a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. Now the...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:04AM

Harbinger Of Doom? Asteroid Looks Like Human Skull

Three years ago on Halloween, a 2,100-foot-wide asteroid came just within 300,000 miles of Earth—the closest an object of that size...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 10:41AM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Everyone remembers "the scene." Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the moment when the team has to fire...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 11:18AM

This Could Be the Breakthrough Black Hole Research Has Been Waiting For

One of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, black holes are the subject as much debate as they are fascination for science....

Ian S.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 2:27PM

This Solar Storm Could Cause $10 Trillion in Damage

It's not a question of if--it's a question of when. As our technology continues to advance, we're becoming increasingly vulnerable to...

Ian S.
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 2:16PM

We Just Discovered Time Travel May Actually Be Possible

For over a century now, mankind has debated whether or not time travel is possible — now, we may have an answer. We'd all love the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 11:01AM

Boeing Is Offering $2 Million To Anyone Who Can Build A Working Jetpack

Calling all Rocketeers! Calling all Rocketeers! Aerospace mega-company Boeing has launched a global competition that could turn one...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 11:19AM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy are Moving in 'Weird and Exciting' Ways

Last year's discovery of gravitational waves rocked the field of astronomy, and since then, researchers have pored over the strange...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 7:45PM

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch What Happens When Lightning Misses the Earth

If you sat down to draw a lightning bolt, it would probably look like it’s facing down, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s scar. But...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 12:31PM

Watch What Happens When a Star Meets a Black Hole

Ever since Soundgarden's hit song, people have wondered what a "black hole sun" would look like. And the answer is actually pretty...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 12:21PM