A black hole is eating a star faster than scientists had thought was possible, and it's unleashing unusually bright X-ray signals that may help scientists understand a group of weird, superbright objects in deep space.
New research suggests a plasma bubble in the high atmosphere blocked radio communications during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, which lead to a deadly US helicopter ambush.
Next time you’re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.
Is that a tiny cannonball on Mars? Nope, but it is a fascinating object all the same. Continue reading →
A surprisingly massive black hole has been discovered in the core of a small, compact galaxy -- a finding that appears to be a weird cosmic contradiction.
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries. Continue reading →
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an unprecedented 100,000 light-year long structure wrapped around two colliding galaxies. Continue reading →
Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.
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