Shamu dreams of Europa.
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
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.
An incredibly luminous snack.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
OSIRIS-REx will launch tomorrow, possibly with my germs onboard
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
Warping space to fight infinities
An excerpt from the June 1962 issue of Popular Science, in honor of Glenn's 95th birthday
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Hitomi oh my
LISA Pathfinder is a precursor to the largest experiment ever, and it's just getting fired up
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."
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If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe
Two holes in one!
Just an easy quantum procedure
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
A quantum quandary
A new kind of space weather
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
But they get along just fine
And it's much bigger than we expected.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
How to make a black hole without a star.
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
That's the latest theory, at least
It's all about the corona
Warning: objects in telescope may be closer that they appear
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
Like, 100 times more
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
A dance of destruction
The original baby boomers
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
They were produced by two merging black holes
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
A spectacle previously thought impossible
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
Dead stars do tell some tales
The hole came from the inside.
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
The ozone layer is no longer thinning, but we need to keep an eye on it
Fluid dynamics on the International Space Station makes growing tomatoes difficult.
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
Breaking down the Mauna Kea controversy.
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
It just keeps exploding.
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
Gas might keep the dwarf planet's subsurface ocean from freezing.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Antarctic particle detector's findings validated
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
A fireball meteor over Chicago ignites hearts and minds—and scientific reports
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
The iconic dual-swirl of black holes colliding is also ideal for soup
But what caused it?
Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food
Gravitational wave detection is going through an even tighter squeeze.
The rover took the shot, but never had the chance to send it back to earth.
Two stars enter, one star leaves
Mars500 crew members, in their own words
Spelunking as a space simulation
More than a light Venusian breeze.
Researchers are testing how life on the International Space Station affects the microbiome.