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Scientists Observe Rare Black Hole Event

Posted November 27th, 2015 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)

For many here in the United States, today, Friday 11/27/15 is something called Black Friday. It’s unofficially considered to be the first shopping day of the Christmas season and many Americans mark it by heading out to shopping centers and stores in droves in hopes of finding bargains. NASA is marking the day too; only […]

October 2015 Science Images

Posted November 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)

New Maps Reveal Red Spot Changes and Odd New Features on Jupiter

Posted October 14th, 2015 at 3:46 pm (UTC-5)

Scientists have created two new maps of Jupiter with data and images gathered over a nearly 21-hour period on January 19, 2015 by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s high performance Wide Field Camera 3. The maps are a representation of two nearly continuous rotations of the Jovian planet. The maps and series of images will […]

Study: Lakes On Ancient Mars; Scientists Say They Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-5)

New Caltech Study Finds That Mars Once Had Lakes A couple of weeks ago the science world was all a twitter after NASA announced that its scientists had found evidence of flowing water on Mars. The excitement raised expectations that life may exist on the Red Planet since, as some say, where there’s water, there’s life. […]

September 2015 Science Images

Posted September 30th, 2015 at 9:43 pm (UTC-5)
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Whirling Black Holes’ Dance to End in Cosmic Blast

Posted September 18th, 2015 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)

Some 3.5 billion light years from Earth, in the Virgo Constellation, there are two black holes (binary black hole), locked by gravity, that are madly orbiting each other. But their orbits are continuing to close in and scientists from Columbia University expect that in about 100,000 years they will join together in one huge cosmic […]

Astronomers Find Massive Star Making Galaxy Cluster

Posted September 12th, 2015 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers have discovered a distant and massive galaxy cluster with a gigantic and prolific galaxy at its heart that’s pumping out hundreds of stars each year. The galaxy cluster is named SpARCS 1049+56 and is located about 9.8 billion light years from Earth in the Ursa Major constellation. Galaxy clusters are areas of the universe […]

Bed-In for Science; Microbes Abound in House Dust ; Twin Black Holes Power Quasar

Posted August 28th, 2015 at 7:43 pm (UTC-5)

ESA Experiment Will Send a Dozen Men to Bed for 60 Days How would you like to spend the next 60 days in bed?  That’s what the European Space Agency is asking 12 men to do, all in the name of science. The first members of this group of a dozen will hit the sack […]

July 2015 Science Images

Posted July 31st, 2015 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers Image Birth of a Planetary Nebula in Sharp Detail

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 1:52 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time ever, a team of astronomers have captured stunning pictures of one of the universe’s most impressive sights: the birth of a bipolar ‘planetary nebula.’ The scientists gathered the images of nebula surrounding L2 Puppis using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope or VLT, in the Atacama Desert of northern […]