Astrophysics

MIT and NASA Engineers Reveal Aircraft Wing That Changes Shape During Flight

A team of engineers from NASA and MIT have designed, built, and tested a new type of aircraft wing constructed from thousands of...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 04 April 2019 - 11:11AM

Scott Kelly Dissolving an Effervescent Tablet In Water Aboard the ISS is the Best of the Internet

Were it not for Reddit – and the tendency of its visitors to repost ancient video in search of sweet, sweet karma points – many of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 15 March 2019 - 3:09PM

Astronomers Detect Giant Cosmic Bubbles Emitting Shockwaves Through Galaxy

A team of astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a pair of gigantic...

Gart Williams
Monday, 04 March 2019 - 12:29PM

The Sun Will Turn Into a Solid Crystal When It Dies, Astronomers Say

Before you get too excited: none of us will be alive to witness this, so you'll have to use your imagination to picture what it would...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 2:02PM

Scientists Claim That Newborn Stars Can Heat Dark Matter And Move It Around Their Host Galaxies

On the heels of the recent claim that dark matter is really a kind of "dark fluid," a team of researchers published a new study that...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Nearby Galaxy Will Crash Into the Milky Way, Astrophysicists Say

Astrophysicists at Durham University have some bad news for anyone who cares about the distant future of this galaxy. Based on the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 10:21AM

New Model Suggests Our Universe Is Riding An Expanding Bubble In An Extra Dimension

When considering models of the universe, there is one very important factor that researchers have struggled with: the presence of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 11:45AM

New Theory Says Black Holes Will Spit Out Their "Singularities" in Time

When reporting on Stephen Hawking's posthumous paper theorizing what happens to matter after falling into a black hole, New York...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:45AM

New Theory Claims to Uncover the Nature of Dark Matter and Energy: It's a Dark 'Fluid'

Every few months, there seems to be a shocking new discovery or breakthrough theory that promises to finally lay bare the secrets of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:12PM

Explore A Breathtaking VR Simulation Of The Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A* At The Center Of Our Galaxy

The nearest yet-discovered black holes are still thousands of light years away from Earth, so getting to one and seeing it with our...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 11:26AM

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