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Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes The computer code invented to create Interstallar's visual effects proves usef…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 yesterday
Reply by Joan Denoo

Two bright spots on Ceres.

  With evidence of water existing on this small rocky body in our solar system, there have been multiple pictures of two distinct bright sp…

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish

1 Mar 19
Reply by Gerald Payne

Nearby Supernova CAT Scan

CAT scan of nearby supernova remnant reveals frothy interior Posted: 29 Jan 2015 11:30 AM PST Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, is one of…

Started by Patricia

10 Mar 19
Reply by Gerald Payne

Gamma Ray Bursts vs complex life

Gamma-ray bursts are a real threat to life When an intense jet of gamma rays( a gamma ray burst) from a newly formed black hole strikes a p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jan 29

Quasar spins align with large scale structure of universe

Spooky Alignment of Quasars Across Billions of Light-years Quasars spin in line with the largest structures of the universe. Isn't it great…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 19, 2014

Martian atmosphere explodes from comet tail debris

An incredible video, posted to YouTube on Oct. 19, shows the atmosphere of Mars exploding as the Comet Siding Spring passes within 87,00…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 21, 2014
Reply by Sean Young

Henrietta Leavitt 1868 - 1921 - astronomer

Henrietta Leavitt 1868 - 1921 "During her career, Leavitt discovered more than 2,400 variable stars, about half of the known total in her d…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 Dec 7, 2013

MOND trumps Dark Matter

MOND is a modified theory of gravity. This study suggests that it works better than the theory of Dark Matter. The MOND hypothesis says tha…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 28, 2013

A solid, crystalline pulsing star

Astronomers discover pulsations in crystalized, dying star I'd never heard of solid stars with a crystal lattice. Astronomers from The Univ…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 20, 2013

NOVA: Secrets of the Sun

  Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm ET on PBS   It contains 99.9 percent of all matter in our solar system and sheds  hot plasma at nearly a m…

Started by Lillie

0 May 17, 2013


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