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Because it sucks in so much gas, this black hole appears ultra-luminous. If it sat at the center of our Milky Way, we’d see it shining 10 times more brightly than a full moon.
They were working with spacecraft data, using a new technique to analyze it. They found a new type of magnetic event in the realm just beyond the boundary of Earth’s magnetic field.
Want to brush up on your knowledge about these solar hiccups – CMEs, for short – that can ripple through our solar system and can interrupt satellites and power grids on Earth?
Asteroid 2010 WC9 will pass at about half the moon’s distance, in one of the closest approaches ever observed of an asteroid of this size.
On Monday, scientists announced new evidence suggesting water vapor plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Could we send a spacecraft through one, to test whether Europa’s liquid ocean – buried below its icy crust – might support life?
New research shows that life might be common throughout the multiverse … if there is a multiverse.
Astrophysicists found 12 possible black holes near the supermassive black hole at our Milky Way’s heart. They could be the 1st known members of a black hole swarm.
Fly over Mars’ Neukum Crater, in this video based on images taken by ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft.
ESA considers a high-energy survey of the early universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter.
It won’t happen soon, not for another 5 billion years. Our sun’s fate, here.
Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28
Astronauts’ views of Mount Shasta