Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Meanwhile in space: moon activity and satellites watching satellite launches .
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
OSIRIS-REx will launch tomorrow, possibly with my germs onboard
Warping space to fight infinities
An excerpt from the June 1962 issue of Popular Science, in honor of Glenn's 95th birthday
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
If true, the discovery would support one of Einstein's major predictions.
Just an easy quantum procedure
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
And it's much bigger than we expected.
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
A new kind of space weather
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
That's the latest theory, at least
Like, 100 times more
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Two holes in one!
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
The original baby boomers
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
How to make a black hole without a star.
A quantum quandary
Zoom in and enhance
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
An incredibly luminous snack.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
They were produced by two merging black holes
A dance of destruction
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
Warning: objects in telescope may be closer that they appear
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
But they get along just fine
It's all about the corona
A spectacle previously thought impossible
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
Dead stars do tell some tales
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
Shamu dreams of Europa.
But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
But what caused it?
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
It just keeps exploding.
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
Breaking down the Mauna Kea controversy.
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
More than a light Venusian breeze.
The leak has been repaired, but its origins remain mysterious.
If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
The Department of Energy has an idea that could double production
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Gravitational wave detection is going through an even tighter squeeze.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Gas might keep the dwarf planet's subsurface ocean from freezing.
Made in the USA
Hitomi oh my
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
They both orbit the sun, but they're very different.
Now if only we could get there alive
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
LISA Pathfinder is a precursor to the largest experiment ever, and it's just getting fired up
The Voyager spacecraft are bringing “Johnny B. Goode” into deep space
Their dream jobs just became a reality.
But the end is fast approaching.
A lot on the ISS depends on the Soyuz.
The hole came from the inside.
Antarctic particle detector's findings validated
Spelunking as a space simulation
Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food