As humanity gobbles up natural resources to satisfy the demands of economic expansion, a growing number of enterprising corporations are eyeing outer space as the next source of valuable commodities.
According to Professor Hawking, Black Holes have ‘hair’, they aren’t eternal prisons… oh, and Black Holes are Grey, and all of this changes everything we knew about Black (Gray) Holes.
Astronomers searching for the galaxy’s youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other, a newborn “hot Jupiter” whose outer layers are being torn away by the star it orbits every 11 hours.
Water is a hot topic in the study of exoplanets, including “hot Jupiters,” whose masses are similar to that of Jupiter, but which are much closer to their parent star than Jupiter is to the sun. They can reach a scorching 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,100 degrees Celsius), meaning any water they host would take the
At the center of a galaxy cluster, 1 billion light years from Earth, a voracious, supermassive black hole is preparing for a chilly feast.
We may soon be able to get our first look at a real image of a black hole courtesy of a new algorithm created by MIT researchers.
Test masses carved from blocks of high purity gold-platinum alloy, and weighing nearly 2 kilograms, are flying aboard the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft in the development of systems that will detect gravitational waves as part of the forthcoming LISA space-based gravitational wave observatory.
Galaxies ‘waste’ large amounts of heavy elements generated by star formation by ejecting them up to a million light years away into their surrounding halos and deep space, according to a new study.
We have good reason to believe that alien life will be carbon-based, like life on Earth, so this also bodes well for the possibility of life in the early universe.