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October 4, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015 — When a star collapses forming a black hole, a space-time singularity is created wherein the laws of Physics no longer work. In 1965 Sir Roger Penrose presented a theorem where he associated that ... read more

High-Powered Telescope Designed to Explore Origins of Universe Moving Toward 'First Light'

Sep. 30, 2015 — An effort to peer into the origins of the universe with the most effective instrument ever used in the effort is taking a big step forward, as scientists begin shipping a two-story-tall microwave ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year search has failed to detect them, casting doubt on our understanding of galaxies ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Scientists have come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Astronomers are comparing new images of the Veil Nebula, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in April 2015 with Hubble images taken in 1997, to study how the nebula has expanded since it was ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — The central supermassive black hole of a recently discovered galaxy has been found to be far larger than should be possible, according to current theories of galactic evolution. New work shows that ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — By studying a system that couples matter and light together, like the universe itself, researchers have now found that crossing a quantum phase transition at intermediate speeds generates the ... read more

Total Lunar Eclipse Will Bring Big Red Moon to Early Morning Sky

Sep. 23, 2015 — People across the western hemisphere may be surprised to see a rust-colored Moon in the sky on 28 September. Early that morning (the evening of the 27 September for observers in North and South ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Observations revealed that the unusually large magnetosphere around an O-type star called NGC 1624-2 contains a raging storm of extreme stellar winds and dense plasma that gobbles up X-rays before ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — This new image of the rose-colored star forming region Messier 17 was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is one of ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The center of our Milky Way galaxy is a mysterious place. Not only is it thousands of light-years away, it's also cloaked in so much dust that most stars within are rendered invisible. Harvard ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Bugs are winning out, and that's a good thing according to NASA's Human Research Program. As part of NASA's One-Year Mission, researchers are studying how microbes living on ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Astronomers analyzing new images of 'X-shaped galaxies' conclude that their peculiar shape is less-commonly caused by mergers than was thought. This result could lower the level of ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Scientists working with ALICE, a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider ring, have made precise measurements of particle mass and electric charge that confirm the existence of a fundamental ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Astronomers have found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the sun. The discovery adds one more candidate to the list of potential medium-sized black holes, ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — If only calculating the distance between Earth and far-off galaxies was as easy as pulling out the old measuring tape. Now researchers are proposing a new way to calculate distances in the cosmos ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Astronomers have provided additional evidence that a pair of closely orbiting black holes deep in the Virgo constellation is causing the rhythmic flashes of light coming from quasar PG 1302-102. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Twenty years after they were first discovered, 'hot Jupiters', gas giant planets that orbit very close to their star, are still enigmatic objects. Astronomers have now shown that such ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — The Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy is a close neighbor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite their close proximity, both galaxies have very distinct histories and characters. This galaxy is much smaller and ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A team of astronomers has given us our best view yet of an exoplanet moving in its orbit around a distant ... read more

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