Astrophysics

Destruction of Mars's Moon Could Lead to Saturn-Like Rings

Earlier this month, NASA reported that Mars's moon Phobos is gradually falling apart. Now, scientists from UC Berkeley have calculated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 2:40PM

Miguel Chevalier's Illustration of Stephen Hawking's Research Will Blow Your Mind

Cambridge University has no shortage of great names on its list of alumni, from Isaac Newton to Arthur Eddington, the University has...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 5:50PM

Here's Why the 15 Days of Darkness Rumor Is a Hoax

Every once in a while, a ridiculous apocalyptic rumor hits the internet, like the 2012 Mayan calendar doomsday predictions or recent...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 1:11PM

There May Have Once Been 9 Planets in the Solar System After All

In a study recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, it’s theorized that the solar system may have once had nine planets...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 7:42PM

Astronomers May Have Found a New Way to Identify Exoplanets

There are currently a number of ways that astrophysicists are able to locate and discover the existence of exoplanets, including...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 11:28AM

Modified Plasma Engine Could Get Humans to Mars on 100 Million Times Less Fuel

Although conventional chemical rocket thrusters could technically get us all the way to Mars, they need to burn fuel in order to run,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:04AM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Real-Life "Death Star" Has the Power to Destroy an Entire Planet

The Death Star of the Star Wars universe is a ship equipped with a planet-destroying laser, but as it turns out, real stars can...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 5:15PM

NASA Releases Closest Images of Enceladus As of Yet

It’s no secret that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is one of the most likely candidates to host alien life in the solar system. Under...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 8:29PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About The Martian

Neil deGrasse Tyson might just be the most popular and beloved astrophysicist in the world at the moment, and a big part of that is...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 03 October 2015 - 10:56AM

Let's Talk About the One Scene of The Martian That's Incredibly Dumb

The reviews are in, and The Martian is an extremely well-made film, from the perspectives of laymen and scientists alike. It's...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 2:35PM

NASA to Unveil Major Mars Mystery on Monday

This Monday, NASA will hold a televised press conference that will supposedly contain a big reveal concerning a recent scientific...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 3:30PM

Particle Collider Recreates Primordial Soup from Early Universe

Scientists have finally created a "perfect fluid."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 - 5:17PM

We May Be Able to Teleport to Other Planets by the End of the Century

Beam me up, Scotty!

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 5:39PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Graphically Explains the Horrifying Way You Die Inside a Black Hole

Tyson calls spaghettification "morbidly funny."

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 2:26PM

Stephen Hawking May Have Just Solved the Paradox of Black Holes

Black holes aren't as black as we once thought.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:25PM

Astronomers Find that the Universe Is Slowly Dying

“The universe will decline from here on in, sliding gently into old age."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 12:57PM

Mathematician Claims His Painting Predicted Alternate Timeline During the Big Bang

Cosmologists have recently discovered that the Big Bang occurred during an alternate timeline, which was predicted years ago by a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 12:20PM

Most Detailed Look Yet at a Gas Cloud Surviving Close Encounter with a Supermassive Black Hole

Scientists expected a gas cloud making a close approach to a black hole to be swallowed and torn apart, but instead it escaped intact.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 3:06PM

Black Holes May Have High-Energy 'Firewalls' That Mark the End of Space

Black holes may have "firewalls" at their event horizons - borders made of high-energy particles that mark the end of space and...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 11:37AM