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This Astrophysicist Is Hunting for a Binary Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. But a new theoretical abstract asks us to consider whether binary black...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 3:57PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM

ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst

ESO Photo ReleaseESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and...

ESO
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 11:00AM

'Pale Blue Dot' Continues to Remind Us of Humanity's Fragility: Take a Moment to Consider it

There are a few videos that, like certain books or essays, I like to return to every so often as they have the power to initiate a...

Gart Williams
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 12:27PM

NASA Juno Spacecraft Narrowly Avoids Mission-Ending Eclipse to Reveal a New Cyclone the Size of Texas Brewing on Jupiter’s South Pole

The NASA Juno spacecraft was almost blotted out forever when a mission-ending eclipse threatened to cut off its power supply, and the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 10:34AM

Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun

ESA Photo ReleaseThe NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our solar system on...

ESA/NASA
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 3:51PM

NASA Spots a 'Treasure Map' of Water Ice on Mars for Future Manned Missions – And It's Just an Inch Below the Surface

NASA scientists have published a “treasure map” of water ice on Mars – and some of it lies just an inch below the surface,...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 11:59AM

Arachnophobes, Take Note: New Species of Widow Spider Will Haunt Your Dreams

What's jet black, has eight legs, a red club-shaped splotch on its back, lays purple eggs, and likely possesses an excruciatingly...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 3:11PM

Surprise! Water Is Common on Exoplanets, According to This New Cambridge University Astronomical Study

Scientists working together at the University of Cambridge have released the results from what is the largest-scale study of...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 9:15AM

This Weekend's Geminid Meteor Shower Will be the Last of the Decade

It's been a wild decade – I will spare you my political meanderings and further speculation that humanity will soon be wiped from...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 3:20PM

We Finally Know How Saturn's Moon Enceladus Earned Those 'Tiger Stripes' on Its South Pole

The south pole of Enceladus – one of Saturn’s moons – is strangely unmarked by impact craters from passing meteors and...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 5:07PM

Another Incredibly Stupid, Horrible Idea: Chinese Scientists Create Pig-Monkey Chimeras

It should come as no surprise whatsoever that scientists from the country that brought you genetically-modified babies have, in their...

Gart Williams
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 4:28PM

'Corona of Chaos' – NASA Releases Wave of Data from Parker Solar Probe's First Mission to Touch the Sun

NASA has released the first data from when the Parker Solar Probe first touched the sun in November 2018, with four new research...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 9:50AM

This Tiny White Dwarf Star is Evaporating an 'Ice Giant' Exoplanet

Somehow, a planet survived the devastating explosion of a star's death, and the scorching white dwarf star that remains is now...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 05 December 2019 - 11:13AM

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is the Length of 14 Earths – And Will Speed Past the Sun Later This Week

The second interstellar visitor to our solar system is closing in on the Sun, according to reports from Universe Today. Comet...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - 9:23AM

320 Light-Years Away, Scientists Spot Something Strangely Familiar In A Nearby Planetary System

The standard features of a planetary system include two things that we know of: 1. A host star, and 2. Planets. That’s it. The...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - 10:00AM

How One Black Hole Triggered Thousands of Star Formations Across Four Galaxies

A black hole has been reaching across galaxies to trigger star formation in a phenomenon unlike anything astronomers have ever seen,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 02 December 2019 - 10:55AM

Author Says Humans Could Form Emotional Attachments to Robots

I've always thought it was a little strange to hear anyone express affection for a product – particularly technological products –...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 12:41PM

Can Planets Orbit a Black Hole the Same Way They Orbit Stars? New Astrophysical Models Say It's Possible

What if planets orbit a black hole the same way they orbit stars? According to Phys.Org, that is precisely the question that...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 9:24AM

'No-Brainer Nobel Prize' – Physicists Unlock the Fifth Physical Force

There might be a fifth, previously unknown physical force at play in our universe – and scientists are already calling this...

Scarlett James
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 11:09AM