Astrophysics

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Just Drove Past Mars

Back in February, SpaceX and Elon Musk launched a 2008 Tesla Roadster and its "astronaut" (a mannequin named Starman) into space...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 11:41AM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

Screaming-Fast Jet Streams 1,800 Miles Deep Are The Secret Behind Jupiter's Colorful Bands According To New NASA Juno Data

Jupiter has long held stargazers in thrall with swirling tiger stripes punctuated by a carnelian storm. Now scientists from the United...

Scarlett James
Friday, 10 August 2018 - 1:37PM

Einstein’s Theory of Gravitational Redshift Has Just Been Proven On a Supermassive Scale

One aspect of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has just been proven on an unheard-of supermassive scale at the center of the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 1:40PM

'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

After introducing his theory of general relativity in 1915 and turning the scientific world on its head, Albert Einstein wasn't happy....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 1:33PM

Scientists Mystified By Deep Space Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova

There is something strange happening in space that astronomers admit that they can not explain. According to Tech Times, at least 18...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:14AM

Two NASA Astronauts Spill Their Guts About Vomiting In Space

Between SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and now Asgardia (the first space nation!), low orbit seems like it's poised to become the next...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

It's not the Space Force, but Bill Nye (everyone's favorite scientist and the man who made bow-ties and lab coats cool) and his...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:54AM

Look to the Stars: Harvard Scientist Says Humans Need to Make Intergalactic Migrations to Avoid Extinction

Last week, we reported on a new study that claimed that the only way advanced civilizations would be able to survive in the distant...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:11PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM

Astrophysicist Says 2.86 Million Earth-Like Planets Could Orbit a Black Hole

If you had a degree in astrophysics, access to high-powered computers, and a love of sci-fi, you might do what Sean Raymond did:...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 1:02PM

New Dwarf Planet Research Says the Enigmatic 'Planet 9' May Not Exist After All

Evidence has been piling up for the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, but no one has directly observed this supposedly...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:43AM

Harder to Score Than Beyonce Tickets: How You Could Attend Stephen Hawking's Historic Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

The Stephen Hawking Foundation is giving away 1,000 tickets to the Westminster Abbey Memorial Service in June. Here's how to win.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:31PM

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' Initiative Launches All-Out Endeavor to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen initiative is launching a massive brand-new project to find advanced alien life in the Milky Way...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:53AM