Astrophysics

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

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Columbia Scientists Say TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Has An Earth-Like Iron Core: A Key Ingredient For Evolving Life

Researchers at Columbia University's Cool Worlds laboratory – part of their Department of Astronomy – have discovered that...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 10:04AM

Music of the Spheres – Listen to This Astronomer's Algorithm that Translates the Milky Way Galaxy into Jazz

An astronomer created an algorithm that turns astronomical data about the Milky Way galaxy into jazz music.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 11:13AM

This Physicist Says He's Just Found the Secret to Time Traveling to the Future

When scientists start talking about time travel, the conversation always seems to come back to three things: the speed of light,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 12:39PM

Scientists Say This Galaxy Study Shows the Milky Way Is a 'Living, Breathing Beast'

The ESA's Gaia satellite is the gift that just keeps on giving--not only has it given astronomers and astrophysicists a super-accurate...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:47PM

Even If Aliens Live on Super-Earths, Science Says They May Be Stuck There

One of the major assumptions scientists and sci-fi fans have made about alien civilizations is that their journey into space is...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:37AM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

New Study Finally Reveals the Secret Behind Dark Matter—Alien Civilizations

Even with ambitious projects like the Breakthrough Listen initiative, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has come up empty...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 11:00AM

Dark Matter Discovery: New Research Reveals It 'Doesn’t Interact With the Universe Around It'

When it comes to dark matter, every new discovery seems to take us two steps forward and one step back.   In 2015, it seemed like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:35AM

NYU Abu Dhabi Astrophysicists Just Discovered the Secret Clue to Finding Habitable Planets

It turns out that the recipe for a habitable, Earth-like planet is lot more complicated than we ever imagined: You need stable...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 1:11PM

Rocket Lab's Giant Space Disco Ball 'Humanity Star' Incinerated as It Fell Back to Earth Ahead of Schedule

Back in January, New Zealand-based spaceflight company Rocket Lab launched a controversial satellite called the Humanity Star into...

Super User
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 2:00PM

The Higgs Boson May Already Be Devouring the Universe, as Stephen Hawking Predicted

Altogether, CERN spent about $13.25 billion on finding the elusive particle known as the Higgs-Boson, which is hypothesized to be...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 1:16PM

Is The Milky Way a Zombie Galaxy? Some Scientists Say Yes

The Milky Way galaxy might be dead... It just hasn't stopped moving yet.

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Since Neil deGrasse Tyson's big claim to fame is how he can break down astrophysics into laymen's terms, he's had to address the claim...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:49PM