A very slippery superfluid, that’s what spacetime could be like, say physicists.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
This is the first time a pair of orbiting, supermassive black holes has been found in an ordinary galaxy.
Most exploded over an ocean, and too high in the atmosphere to do damage, but evidence is mounting that asteroid impacts are more frequent than once believed.
MESSENGER has been getting closer to Mercury since March. It’s now closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before.
Step outside and take a picture of yourself. Then post it to social media, using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA will use your photos to create a mosaic image of Earth.
International Dark Sky Week runs April 20-26, 2014. Learn how to help celebrate and preserve the beauty of the night.
A mid-level flare burst from the sun on April 18. This image, from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. shows the flare as a bright spot on the sun.
New research suggests that the trend could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades.
In the middle of little-known nebula Gum 41, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow red.
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed. The new planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, was discovered using NASA’s Kepler telescope.
Vitamin B3 – a vitamin essential to metabolism – might have been made in space and delivered to Earth by meteorites.
New Hubble image shows objects ranging from cosmic near neighbors to objects seen in the early years of the universe.
Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: Here I am.
Researchers investigating “night-shining” clouds found something they weren’t even looking for: teleconnections in Earth’s atmosphere that stretch all the way from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again
Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist.
Monday’s eclipse marks the beginning of a special eclipse series known as a tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row, with no partial eclipses in between. The next one is October 8.
A small icy object within the rings of Saturn might be a brand new moon in the process of being born.
Catastrophic flooding is thought to have created the heavily eroded Osuga Valles on Mars … and the features within it.
If it’s true this distant planet has a moon, the moon would weigh less than Earth, and the planet would be more massive than Jupiter.
Scientists have reconstructed a collision between the early Earth and an asteroid. It dwarfed the event that caused dinosaurs to go extinct 65 million years ago.
It looks like the diamond ring effect seen during total solar eclipses. It’s really a distant, dying star and its shell of gas, with another star in front of it.