Physics

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

Hubble Telescope Observes Cataclysmic Gamma-Ray Burst Rip Through the Universe Emitting 1 Trillion Times the Energy of Light

A cataclysmic gamma-ray burst rocked a galaxy 5 billion light-years away, ripping through time and space to light up telescopes around...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 11:06AM

‘Visitor from a Strange Land’ – Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Now Traveling at over 3 Million MPH

Five million years ago the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy ejected a bright blue star – now, it’s 29,000...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 11:00AM

Anomaly in ESA Planck Data Could Restructure the Very Fabric of Our Universe

Is it chicken or is it fish? While some of us may never unravel the existential mysteries of Starkist canned tuna, according to early...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 - 10:10AM

NASA Sets Sights On Pluto And Beyond With New Decadal Mission Studies

NASA is considering a return to the farthest reaches of our solar system with new grants for funding a research expedition to Pluto,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 04 November 2019 - 1:19PM

Hyperspace Drive? NASA Engineer Claims 'Helical Engine' Could Propel Spacecraft at 99% of the Speed of Light

Rockets as we know them leverage Newton's third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As propellent combusts...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 10:15AM

Physicists Eye Electrically-Charged Plasma as a 'Radio' to Listen for Elusive Dark Matter

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Stockholm University are teaming up to scan for dark matter using plasma, and...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 12:15PM

Watch a Black Hole Warp Reality in NASA’s Stunning New Visualization

Yesterday NASA released a breathtaking new visualization of a black hole in motion.“Until very recently, these visualizations were...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 12:40PM

Michigan Meteorologist Blows Up Watermelon With Rubber Bands, Because Science

We're not sure what makes for a slower news day: a weather expert blowing up a watermelon with rubber bands or... us, writing a story...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 11:49AM

Scientists Spy Never-Before-Seen Halo of Cool Gas Circling the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A*

Well, that was unexpected.Nobody had any idea that there is a halo of cool gas circling the black hole at the center of our galaxy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 06 June 2019 - 12:06PM

Scientists Publish First-Ever Direct Imaging of Two Young Exoplanets Cutting a Path Through the Protoplanetary Disc Surrounding a Newborn Star

Two young exoplanets have been directly imaged cutting a swath through the protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star, according...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - 1:10PM

Stunning NASA Hubble Photograph Reveals a Blue Galaxy Spiraling Towards the Milky Way

A recent NASA Hubble photograph reveals that the Messier 90 galaxy is headed our way, according to reports. This is a rare thing...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 - 11:48AM

Infographic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Melting Points on Earth

Ever thrown something into the fire to see if it would melt? If you were a kid trying to melt rocks, the process was likely pretty...

Olivia Biggs
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:36PM

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

New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

WASHINGTON — Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver...

Optical Society of America
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 4:28PM

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

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM